Sunday, 9 March 2008

Reporting back from PLS #7 - ICT and minibeasts



As I'm coming to the end of my reports, I thought I'd point you to some other places where you can find out about the Primary Language Show.

In his usual efficient way, Joe Dale has published the show notes and audio of his sessions in Manchester on his blog - Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom.
Si if you want to find out about ICT...so what (free tools that you can use to enhance all four skills in the MFL classroom) or Podcasting from Idea to iTunes, pop along to Joe's blog. In fact, if you wnat the answer to just about any ICT related question, you'll probably find it there! Also worth checking out are Joe's pictures from Manchester - see if you can spot me!

Another colleague with whom I met up in Manchester was Jo Rhys-Jones of Talkabout Primary MFL fame. We spent the two days swapping notes on sessions so I was glad to see that Jo had followed up her promise to tell us more about one of the sessions that had intrigued me most, all about Minibeasts. As the mother of two small boys, minibeasts are something about which I have learned much in the last few years, and Jo reports back on Linda Owen's session at PLS in which Linda described a spiralling scheme of work covering Reception to Year6. Jo has added has added some of her own ideas too - well worth a read.

The CILT website declared the show 'absolutely outstanding' , quoting Lorna HarveyCounty Advisor for Primary MFL in one of our neighbouring LAs, Staffordshire. 'I got such a lot out of it, as usual. I really appreciate the opportunity to hear from so many people with so much expertise, and this has a real impact on my work.'

I'd agree with Lorna.
Anyone else got anything to share from PLS that I've missed? Perhaps an idea that you've had, a short report on a session or a comment on the event overall? Feel free to leave comment below.

2 comments:

Where did you get the animated minbeast? He is so cute! I want one!

he's from Animation Library - http://www.animationlibrary.com/sc/56/Insects/ and you're right - he's very cute! All kinds of amusing minibeasts.

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