Thinglink and 360-Degree Images for Teaching Forensic Sciences

Thinglink is an online tool that enables users to annotate images and videos. It can be particularly beneficial for those who take information in best visually and I have found that there are various far-reaching educational benefits offered by the App. At this point, I’d like to share an overview of who I am and…

Exploring Digital Storytelling in Further Education

I recently completed a short online course in Digital Storytelling with JISC as I was keen to explore ways I could use my interest in storytelling to support curriculum design, educational campaigns and engagement on social media or learning platforms. The course consisted of 4 sessions: becoming a storyteller, planning and visualising your story, making…

Danielle’s introduction to mind-mapping with MatchWare MindView

My name is Danielle Isaacs and I am a student at City and Islington College studying Entry Level 3 English and am also a Digital Ambassador. I am going to tell you about a technology that I use for planning my writing. MatchWare is a mind-mapping tool for students and staff. I use it because…

Questionnaire design and analysis using Google forms

I have been teaching research methods for many years.  The students have to complete a research project and report the findings.   Quantitative data is gathered though a questionnaire.  In past years students have spent hours setting  out questionnaires on word documents and then collating and analysing the data by hand. I discovered Google forms and…

Using Padlet to support peer review of assignment feedback.

Your students have met the deadline; submitting the report on time.   You have completed the feedback sheet and identified which criteria has been met/ not met and areas for improvement.  You then have the challenge of how to check students are clear what they need to do before resubmitting.  If you talk one to one…

Diversity and Ability website review

Hi I’m Hilary, the Digital Leader for Inclusion at City and Islington College. I wanted to share a great resource with you: the resources page on the DnA (Diversity and Ability) website. I first heard about it from a colleague who frequently uses it to locate relevant resources in order to provide tailored support for her…

Revision aids for A Level students

I have a tutor group of year 13 students and this term we have begun to focus on revision in preparation for their final exams in June.  So far we have looked at what not to do, what worked well for them during their GCSE revision and what tips they would share about what they…

Google forms for quizzes

Google forms is an excellent tool for formative assessment and it allows you to quickly respond to student needs. You have instant access to the data from students and a snapshot of how they are understanding. When creating your quiz, you can delay the release of results in case you want time to review them….

Digital Ambassador Recommends: Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

I recently downloaded the Cambridge dictionary app for learning English. I am an ESOL student and have been using the advanced learner’s app at least  three times a day to help me learn vocabulary and grammar. It also helped me with my pronounciation. THINGS I LIKE: I like the example sentences because it gives me deeper understanding. Quick…

How we use Padlet in Media Studies

I discovered the wonders of Padlet last year.  I was looking for a platform for my Media Studies students to use to post evidence of their research and planning for their A2 coursework. There is a requirement for them to post all their evidence on a ‘blog’ and along with this to use a range…