Monthly Archives: Apr 2011

Friday thought 7

I sometimes look back to when I first began teaching and can’t believe some of the things I recall. Like handwritten worksheets made on a banda machine, barely legible worksheets photocopied from Tricolore, not allowing pupils to see the words when you introduced them orally and naff songs! But, as this quote says, I do […]

coloradolibraries en Youtube 4

The last video has a footballer reading 2 non-fiction books about animals – always a popular subject in primary schools. The first links into geography, culture and the environment; life cycles – who eats who – and habitats – who lives where. Here’s a link to the West Sussex Grid where there are some resources […]

coloradolibraries en Youtube 2

The second video I’d like to share – A story about a girl called Maria finding some lines on the ground at the base of a mountain in Peru opens up the possibility of looking at the history of a Spanish speaking country, the culture and heritage, and the art of that area. Here’s some […]

coloradolibraries en Youtube 1

Just discovered this ‘channel’ on Youtube – coloradolibraries. It’s the site of Colorado State Libraries and features several clips of people reading stories. A Colorado Storytime includes read-alouds of childrens books along with literacy tips. It includes different types of short books, in English and Spanish, with colorful pictures, related in some way to Colorado […]

Gadget Show Live Professional

I received an invite to the ‘Trade and Press’ preview of the Gadget Show Live, taking place today ahead of the ‘real’ Gadget Show Live that runs from tomorrow until Saturday at NEC. I have to admit that I felt a little out of place as a)I’m not a man b)I wasn’t wearing a suit […]