Category Archives: audacity

AQA – Creative and motivational language learning in the primary classroom. Part 2

On Tuesday I was in sunny (yes, it was sunny!) Manchester, delivering my AQA course. Apart from the problems with the internet, I believe a good day was had by all – lunch was once more a highlight! Rather than repeat all the links, can I refer you to my last post where you will […]

Inspiration for Motivation – Top Tips for PLL

Here is the Slidecast of my second presentation from Brighton. Apologies for the audio cutting out before the end – no idea what happened there!  Perhaps the iRiver overheated! Apologies to @wizenedcrone for forgetting her real name – it’s Fiona Joyce!!! And the German site I mentioned was called GenkiGerman. Top tips for the Primary […]

Using Sound recording in the (PLL) classroom – #TMETRU09

This evening I will presenting at Teachmeet EdTechRoundup on the above subject, sharing how I use sound recording in my classroom and suggesting why it is such a valuable tool. Here are some references / notes that go with what I will (might?) say! Easispeak microphones – from TTS – also other speaking and listening […]

Next steps in ICT for the primary language classroom – LANCASTER.

I had the pleasure of delivering the Next steps in ICT for the Primary Language Classroom at University of Cumbria in Lancaster on Tuesday. I had delivered the same in Cambridge last month, and whilst the presentations were identical, the days were quite different with the delegates taking a greater lead this time in guiding […]

Using puppets and audio to encourage speaking – Update.

Following on from my post on Thursday about Teachmeet ASN-SEN, I have now extracted the audio from my very brief presentation using Audacity and Soundflower, levelled it with the Levelator, edited it to remove the numerous ‘ums’ and published as episode 5 of my podcast – )Lisibo talks!Feeling very proud of myself (and I can […]

Next steps in ICT for the primary language classroom – CAMBRIDGE.

On Tuesday I made my way to Cambridge for the second time in four days to deliver a day’s training on behalf of CILT at Anglia Ruskin University. The course was entitled NEXT STEPS IN ICT FOR THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE CLASSROOM and promised to address collaborative working, whole class ICT, digital voicerecording and assessment amongst […]

Primary Languages Regional Conference – Making the links.

Yesterday saw a repeat of the Primary Languages Conference that was held in Coventry in June, this time in Bromsgrove to cover the South of the region. Held in the lovely Bromsgrove Hilton, we were treated to a lovely lunch (always important on a training day!) as well as some great sessions on such things […]