Category Archives: children

Non-fiction to engage reluctant learners.

Continuing my posts on non-fiction texts, here are some suggestions of texts that you might use to engage those hard to please learners who need something a bit different to capture their attention. Firstly, some DK Readers that I bought a long while ago on Amazon. They come in several levels as you can see below, ranging from […]

Learn to count 1-10 in Spanish with Pacca Alpaca.

I’ve been working with Anamil Tech on Pacca Alpaca for a while now. The apps Pacca Alpaca and Pacca Alpaca Travel Playtime have proved very popular and are now available in English, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Welsh. Well, there is now a Youtube channel of free videos to accompany the app. You can subscribe […]

Teachmeet Brum #tmbrum

Last night I braved the cross city traffic and went to King Edwards Five Ways (nowhere near the Five Ways I know!) for TeachmeetBrum. Organised by @frogphilp aka Steve Philp of Paganel Primary, it was an intimate affair (but that’s not a bad thing!) but that’s a good thing as we all talked to one […]

Manualidades de Pascuas

Cómo hacer  un Árbol de Pascuas   Cómo hacer un Pollito dulcero También se puede hacer una Gallina de Pascua   Cómo hacer un Huevo de Pascua de Chocolate – paso a paso   Algo un poco diferente – cómo hacer Angry Birds para Pascaus Cómo hacer Huevos de Pascuas y después, una canasta para […]

Fasten your bug-belts!

Fasten your bug-belts for some exciting news! Starting on Monday 12th every weekday on CBeebies at 09.35 and repeated at 13.35 is….. You may have already discovered Lingo and his multi-lingual bug friends on the CBeebies website – I know that he has been a hit with more than one family that I know! Lingo […]

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 […]

Things that make my pupils smile #MFLSAT

I normally make Slideshares of my presentations and add the audio for Slidecasts. However, the lovely @eyebeams was UStreaming the MFL Show and Tell from Nottingham today so I’m able to embed the video of my presentation! Hope you find it useful.  Although my pupils are primary aged and some of the ideas are very […]

Lavarse los manos con El Barrio Sésamo

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgmu3PtJVNY&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0x402061&color2=0x9461ca&border=1] With all sorts of bugs doing the rounds at the moment, here’s another little gem that is a)fun b)free c)useful and topical. El Barrio Sésamo in Mexico has made this little video to encourage children to wash their hands and advises them to sing part of the song ‘Pin Pon’ to help them […]

The art of persuasion.

I picked up the above tweet earlier from Chris Craft, a teacher at CrossRoads Middle School. Intrigued, I checked it out and found the following. A few things struck me; Kids did this without being asked. They genuinely enjoy their lessons. They appreciate the use of technology. Kids are the best people to be persuading […]

Let the kids lead the way!

One thing of which I have been reminded this weekend is how effective it is to let the kids do the evangelising for you when it comes to the use of new technologies. It started at Teachmeet when we were brainstorming ideas for encouraging the reluctant teacher / colleague to get involved in exploring and […]