Primary language learning isn't restricted to learning one language.
Sunday, 31 January 2010
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Friday, 22 January 2010
Following a Twitter conversation this afternoon started by @josepicardo, I remembered that I had taken screen shots of all my Storybirds and made them into Keynote presentations.
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Thursday, 21 January 2010
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Monday, 11 January 2010
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Sunday, 10 January 2010
Posted by lisibo at 22:03
Following on from my previous post about rediscovering Seesmic, another friend, John Warwick, asked me to share a little bit about eTwinning in the primary language classroom for an eTwinning presentation he was preparing. I decided to record him my answer as it's easier to explain in person and I also thought it might be useful too! So here it is!
If you want to find out more, see my Slideshare and post here.
Posted by lisibo at 17:29
A while back - actually nearly two years ago - I became aware of a tool called Seesmic on which you could record video clips and others could respond by recording their own short clip. At the time, I used it to join in a few conversations and also to practice speaking Catalan / Mallorquin after a looong break. It was easy to do and fun as well.
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Friday, 8 January 2010
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Thursday, 7 January 2010
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Wondering if any of you would like to add to a debate I'm having at the moment re QCA schemes for KS2. I'm trying to help someone choose the best way to present materials on a site to satisfy as many Primary MFL teachers as possible. Having drawn their attention to the KS2 Framework and the QCA units and their thematic and skills rather than topic based approach, they're now in a quandary as to how to best present things.
Are people using the QCA schemes?
They've just been updated - how long do you think their shelf life will be?
And, here's a tricky one! - do you think if we get a change of government that the policy and therefore Framework / SoW will get changed again?
If you were planning resources with the aim of them being used universally, would you go for topic based approach or would you choose a number of themes loosely based on the QCA schemes of work, covering a number of topics, and follow their order to get the progression through the years right.
Posted by lisibo at 16:28
As we're all taking down our Christmas decorations and enjoying the snow, (well, we are here having been granted a snow day!) in Spain and Mexico, children have been receiving their presents this morning, left for them by Los Reyes Magos.
Here is a video of last year's celebrations in Madrid. Enlightening and well worth using in class to show children what happens.
And not forgetting the hilarious clip I shared last year!
Posted by lisibo at 12:25
Friday, 1 January 2010
Posted by lisibo at 20:38
Thanks to the BBC Mundo site for this multilingual greetings clip.
Un saludo diferente. La BBC celebra la llegada del 2010 en todas las lenguas en que su Servicio Mundial transmite programas de radio y publica páginas web.
El siguiente es el orden en que aparecen en el video: inglés, persa, uzbeko, swahili, ucraniano, birmano, ruso, bengalí, dari, árabe, portugués, mandarín, francés, cingalés, pashtún, azeri, serbio, hindi, indonesio, nepalí, kirundi, vietnamita, macedonia, somalí, tamil, kirguís, urdu, albanés, turco, cantonés, hausa y español.
Posted by lisibo at 13:37