Using social media to extend learning

A few weeks ago we spoke to a group of students about how they see the systems we use in the college. Although they felt LearnZone (Loughborough college’s installation of Moodle) and other applications served a purpose, students were asking for an easy and informal space to discuss and receive …

Apps for receiving student feedback

A good polling app can help teachers get an insight into how students are feeling about different aspects of their course. Polls can be  used to check understanding, assess teaching and learning, ask students anonymously how confident they are about a topic,  or simply gain feedback on how a particular …

Technology to support Hinge Questions

Following an insightful talk by Matt Bromley on stretch and challenge at our post-Christmas CPD day, the eLearning team came away from the session thinking about some of the technology available to support ‘Hinge Questioning.’ This is the concept of having a key question in a learning sequence in order …

Wizer – Interactive Worksheets

Description Wizer allows you to create interactive content that consists of a variety of tasks and content. By adding text, videos and images the worksheets can be used to introduce new topics or help explain any previous topic. As well as this, there are a variety of questions that can …

Spiral – Ask engaging questions

Description Spiral is a collaborative learning tool that allows students to interact with questions and prompts, without the pressure of being marked in front of their peers. The responses can either be in the form of a short answer or a drawing, which is then submitted for the teacher to …

Quizizz – Quick quizzes using memes

Description Quizizz is an quick and easy tool to create quizzes that students can take part in during classes or at home. Using either their own devices or college devices, students are given the same questions but just in a different order. Depending on whether they get questions right or …