Monthly Archives: February 2011

Icelandic sayings on Saturday – 9

Postcard courtesy of Landsbankinn Final saying in our series today – A forty year old can do anything Well, at least anything a forty-year-old can do.  Every language seems to have its own version of this phrase. “Life begins at forty” is equally true and equally paradoxical.  we embrave optimism and energy in all people […]

Icelandic sayings on Saturday – 8

Postcard courtesy of Landsbankinn The penultimate saying in the series – A nation knows when three know So never tell more than one person your secrets; preferably keep them to yourself altogether, to be on the safe side.  News and gossip have always travelled fast among the small population of Iceland. Especially as two thirds […]

The Lingo Show

This week sees the launch of a really lovely offering on the CBeebies website aimed at 4-6s – and I’m very excited that I’ve been involved in it (along with many others!) As the blurb from the BBC says – ‘The Lingo Show’ introduces different languages to a pre-school audience, sprinkled with a bit of […]

Peux-tu marcher comme un canard? #ililc

At the MFL Show and Tell on Saturday night, I shared this song from the UpToTen website. It’s a very simple song that can easily be adapted to include any animal – or noun in fact! – and any verb. For example – Peux-tu marcher comme un éléphant? Peux-tu sauter comme un robot? Peux-tu manger […]

Reflections on ICT Links into Languages conference.

I’m exhausted but I’m buzzing and can’t snooze until I’ve got some things off my chest! #ILILC was brilliant. People who actually teach (predominantly) sharing what they do in their classrooms – not airy fairy ideas from a golden age but what actually goes on in classrooms up and down the country. And what should […]

Icelandic sayings on Saturday – 7

Postcard courtesy of Landsbankinn Seventh saying in our series of nine – They splash the skyr who own it. Laden with irony, this phrase actually means quite the opposite.  Synonymous with the English proverb about people who throw stones in glass houses, it acquired something of a cult status a few decades ago when an […]

What can eTwinning do for you? #ililc

Travel around the world by Harpagornis on Flickr Here’s the presentation and notes from my second session at #ililc – What can eTwinning do for you? Again, sound will follow as soon as possible! What can etwinning do for you? notes What can eTwinning do for you? # ililc View more presentations from Lisa Stevens.

Tell me a story! #ililc

I had a lovely time with some delegates this morning talking about storytelling using ICT – ‘digital storytelling’ Here’s my presentation – possibly won’t make much sense until it has the sound added, but you’ll have to wait a bit for that until I get the file back from Joe Dale’s iRiver. Also, there is […]