Friday, 23 December 2011
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
This one comes from primaryschoolict.com. It works very much like the classtools fruit machine. It has a different layout, a bright yelllow background, it allows you to paste class lists into it but one of its best features is also its worst feature.
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Clare Seccombe's site has an amazing Christmas card idea in 3 languages.
Some resources from TES in French, Spanish and Italian.
Some culture from the BBC languages site in French, Spanish, and German.
Linguascope has some good Christmas resources (but you need to subscribe)
Lots of stuff on joyeux-noel.com
Stuff to do and print off at perenoel.com
Teteamodeler has some Christmas projects including recipes.
Primary.resources.co.uk has a page of resources which could be used for KS3, too.
mflresources has a page of Christmas activities.
Linternaute.com has a selection of Christmas e-cards you could send to your friends.
Hertfordshire Grid for Learning has lots of Christmas links here.
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Sadly, the images are copyrighted and therefore cannot be downloaded from flickr. You could, I suppose, show them to students on the IWB and get them to make their own versions. After all mind maps are very personal revision tools.
Monday, 21 November 2011
Saturday, 19 November 2011
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
|Clue 1||Clue 2||Clue 3||Clue 4|
|Clue 1||Clue 2||Clue 3||Answer|
To solve the grid the students have to identify the 4 groups and explain what the connections are. In this grid we have: 4 numbers, 4 masculine nouns, 4 feminine nouns and 4 adjectives.
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Saturday, 5 November 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
It's that time of the year again. The shops are full of Christmas Trees, there are adverts for toys everywhere, there are Christmas lights in every town centre. The clues are all there.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
When I mentioned this, one of my colleagues said, "Why would you want to do that? You are completely mad. "
This could well be true. There is every likelihood that I am, if not completely mad, definitely a bit mad.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Monday, 24 October 2011
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Friday, 14 October 2011
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Saturday, 10 September 2011
- The Official site - everything you could possibly need or want to know (also available in Spanish).
- Supporter les bleus! - iphone app - keep up to date with the French team.
- BBC Ma France rugby activities and links - has some really good rugby terminology games.
- Site of the French rugby federation - lots of match information.
- A scoopit page dedicated to the tournament curated by Guillaume Marin, a French ICT teacher and rugby fan. Follow him on twitter here.
- La tribu du XV a site by Société Générale - contains information and videos of the 15 children (parrains) they have chosen to help support the French team during the competition. SG has made tv commercials throughout the summer using the children to show their support for Les Bleus.
- A nice flipchart from promethean planet.
- A worksheet from TES Resources.
- Dedicated rugby pages from French newspaper Le Monde
- This link on TES is to a brilliant worksheet from Lauren Crawley
- The rest of the links come from linternaute.com a French online magazine.
- Le haka, un rituel à faire frémir les adversaires.
- Les règles du rugby.
- Les emblèmes des équipes de rugby.
- Pourquoi le ballon de rugby est-il ovale ?
- Les 12 stades de la Coupe du Monde de rugby en Nouvelle-Zélande.
Friday, 26 August 2011
Relevance has always been an issue in the language learning debate and many students either don't see the relevance, don't want to put in the effort or simply prefer other subjects. Given the choice, many year 8 and 9 students I have encountered would drop languages in favour of more PE, ICT, Technology, Drama, etc. and I probably would have done, too.
This is not because they don't like languages, but because they would prefer to do something else. Analogy: I love drinking coffee but give me the choice between cup of coffee and a cold beer on a hot summer's day and the beer would win every time.
So, what is the solution?
Make language learning "fun"?
Make it more relevant?
Force students to study MFL?
I don't know.
But I do know that teaching Mandarin in our schools is definitely NOT the solution.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Monday, 15 August 2011
Sunday, 7 August 2011
- Les filles aiment le tennis en pension.
- J'aime vachement votre frangin.
- Elle prend la chose en riant.
- L'auberge du chat qui rit.
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Monday, 1 August 2011
L'on y danse, l'on y danse
Sur le pont d’Avignon
L'on y danse tout en rond
Friday, 29 July 2011
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Sunday, 26 June 2011
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Recently, when I couldn't get to sleep I invented a new game using my digital alarm clock. Here's how it works: look at the time on the clock -
in this case 03:50, turn the numbers upside down so that they read O S E O and then try to think of as many words as you can which contain that sequence of letters .eg OStEOporosis.
So how can I use this amazing idea in the classroom?
Well, David Reed Associate Professor of Computer Science at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska has created a Random Letter Sequence Generator.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
So, how do I use this model to motivate students?
Physiological and Safety Needs.
These seem obvious but students will not be motivated in a cold classroom and if the surroundings are not conducive to learning, students will not be motivated to learn.
To give students a sense of belonging I do different things. I learn the students' names and greet them as they enter the room. I (occasionally) smile. I give merits and stamps for effort and participation, and display students' work in my classroom.