Digital Futures

e-Learning blog for Highbury College

This is a great web based tool that allows you to insert videos and take notes while the video is playing.  What I really like is that each note has … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Winners: Outstanding Use of Technology for Improving Teaching and Learning

What a night! We won! The TES FE award ceremony was an amazing event, held at the Grosvenor Park Hotel in London it was a chance to celebrate everything that … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Badges, Engagement and Pokemon Cards

Engaging students has always been a challenge in FE and there is no one easy technique that will ensure all your students are engaged.  There are many parts to the … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Digi Fest

This was my first visit to Digi Fest and I was not completely sure what to expect.  The festival is held at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham which is … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Digital Maths goes Global

The Digital Futures Department have been working in conjunction with the English and Maths to create a Digital Maths Academy. The Digital Maths Academy is for anyone who’s ever struggled … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

TES Blend Space

Blend Space is a great tool that allows you to bring together different resources to create a lesson.  You can use your own resources or easily look look for others … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

TES Award: Outstanding use of technology for teaching & learning

Today was an amazing day! We received notification that we have been shortlisted for the TES award for Outstanding use of technology for teaching and learning. Below are some comments … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Accidental Instructional Designer

Although the book has been written within the context of corporate online training much of the advice in the book is just as relevant for the FE sector. The introduction … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

You Tube Annotations

In this post I will explain the different types of annotations YouTube has to offer when uploading your videos.  The annotations functionality is well hidden and many people do not … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment


A delegation from Highbury College who were invited to contribute to the BETT Show 2016 which took place at the ExCel Centre in London. BETT is the largest annual education … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment