Another resource that I picked up from BETT was the Primary French software from 2Simple
. Having had a chance to look at it, I really like a lot of what they have done. You can have a look for yourselves, but I have begun to use some of this with my Primary classes and it can be used as support for a non-specialist to follow up work you have done, as a networked program for pupil self study, or to support your own teaching. If anyone else has used… Continue
Added by Mark Purves on January 24, 2009 at 17:20 —
After picking up a copy of the updated version of Smart Board at the BETT show last week, I have been experimenting with a few things and have uploaded a few files onto the Teacher's Resource Exchange
. Rather than copy everything here, have a look and see if it is relevant. There a lot of extra possibilities now that they have added animation to objects and text. I used the Bonne… Continue
Added by Mark Purves on January 24, 2009 at 17:04 —
I know I'm behind the times putting this on mid January but it might be of use still. Here is a link
to the section on my Typepad page for a song and some Smartboard materials. Gets them jigging in the aisles this one!
Added by Mark Purves on January 22, 2009 at 5:11 —
What's the point of learning a language for 4 years or more and then starting again from scratch? What does that say about the attitudes of secondary practitioners to their primary colleagues? Moreover, how does a comprehensive cope with yr 7 coming in from a large number of primary schools, all doing different languages with different schemes of work to various levels, who do not seem to have liaised with each other, let alone with the secondary?
Added by Jo Rhys-Jones on January 20, 2009 at 21:32 —
Added by Jayne Jackson on January 17, 2009 at 13:30 —
This time next week, I will be reflecting back on TeachMeet09
and the subsequent pizza feast with accompanying networking and discussions. And I can't wait!
As Drew Buddie has put it so eloquently on his blog
, I'll leave it to him to explain… Continue
Added by Lisa Stevens on January 11, 2009 at 19:34 —
As promised, I have done a video
to demonstrate how to do this. The resolution doesn't seem to be very clear but I hope it is enough to give an idea of how to do it. Let me know if you need further help. If you think of any ideas for developing this technique or teaching applications let me know!
The advantages over the IWB spotlight tool are that you can automate the process and adjust parameters of box size, timings,… Continue
Added by Mark Purves on January 11, 2009 at 0:15 —
I happened to be in London today and was rather keen on buying a Galette des Rois
at St Pancras but at £15 a pop I thought it was a bit steep, even though it had all the add-ons (fancy box, crown and no doubt a feve, but I couldn't see that!)
Anybody know anywhere else? And yes, I know I could make one!
Added by Jan Lewandowski on January 5, 2009 at 21:30 —
Happy New Year to everyone in all sorts of languages!
Its never too soon to start planning! Currently Lidl stores have large laminated maps of Europe and of the World. All cities, seas etc are written in the language of the country, for example the English Channel is also labelled as La Manche. These maps have a write-on, wipe-off surface making them ideal for class use. There are illustrations of all the countries’ flags as well and even a set of drawing pins!
At only… Continue
Added by Jan Lewandowski on January 5, 2009 at 21:05 —
I just wanted to share an excellent site, http://www.bookbox.com
that I have just come across. You can download the these stories for a very small charge and they are available in different languages. The text is highlighted in a similar fashion to a Karaoke subtitle, excellent for linking text to sound. Very soon you will be able to get pupils to hear the narration and then record their own soundtrack too. A real gem of a find. An example of a video from… Continue
Added by Mark Purves on January 5, 2009 at 20:30 —
I love this site but have been busy planning a trip to Peru where I am going to work in a school on the outskirts of Lima as a volunteer and so I haven't participated much. I leave next month and come home from Peru in July. Amongst othere things, I shall be teaching English to all ages and just in case anybody has any useful tips, I'd love to hear from you. Anybody interested in my Latin American teaching experiences - let me know - hopefully it will benefit my children here… Continue
Added by Mim Hodgson on January 4, 2009 at 17:03 —