For Sylvia Duckworth…

I received a tweet this evening from @sylviaduckworth to say she would love to see my Clue game en français so here it is…  I blogged about it a long time ago but never uploaded the resources.  They are adaptions of resources shared by others, and changed to suit the iPad but I have uploaded PPT … Continue reading

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading

Animating Grammar

Here is the presentation from my #ililc3 workshop on ways to animate grammar in the MFL classroom.  A more detailed post will follow I promise but as long as you have an iPad to hand you can try this out at home.  I let my pupils write on the desk as you will see in … Continue reading

Celebrity Interviews in MFL

I found this unpublished post sitting in my archive.  I shared this at a workshop at #ililc3 in February so it is timely that I publish it now. Following on from a series of lessons based on resources shared by @elvisrunner my year 7 worked on profiles for Olympic athletes during the summer term as … Continue reading

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get … Continue reading

Dear Santa…

In case you were wondering what to buy me this year (I have been good after all) here are a few ideas for you… 1. Lightbulbs Colour changing bulbs so that I can hold ambient dinner parties, and turn the lights out on my kids when it is way past their bedtime. 2. Gloves Bluetooth … Continue reading

ICT for Education Conference

I was asked to speak at a conference to share some of the work that we have done in my school this year using iPads.  As is my way I tried to pack far too much into my 20 minutes but have attached my presentation to this post as a way of giving people a … Continue reading

Today I don’t want to be a teacher

Today I don’t want to be a teacher. Not because I don’t like children. I do. Not because I don’t like imparting knowledge and watching young people engage with the world around them. I do. But because today I felt too exhausted to jump through the hoops. I am not the first person to say … Continue reading

To Cloud, or not to Cloud…

Any teacher worth their salt should be able to think on their feet when something goes wrong – as they invariably do with 30 children in a classroom. Somebody is sick, they all forgot to bring the homework your lesson was based around, it is raining outside. The list of variables is infinite. Teaching is … Continue reading