Category Archives: creativity

#pracped15 – impressions and sketchnotes

I had the joy and pleasure of going to France last week for the Practical Pedagogies conference at International School of Toulouse. It’s not every day you get to go on a course that involves a ‘plane journey, and I was wondering about the wisdom of my exploits as I sprinted from one side of Brussels […]

Practical Pedagogies Conference 2015

I always get excited when people invite me to speak at conferences but I was very excited when Russel Tarr (created Classtools.net and was famously attacked by Gove for using Mr Men to help teach History resulting in a mass Mr Men Twitter avatar protest in solidarity!) asked me if I’d like to speak at a conference he was planning in Toulouse. A […]

ModernLanguages, ModernTeaching – Making Links

My second session was all about cross curricular language learning; how languages support other areas of the curriculum like literacy and maths as well as how languages can be taught in conjunction with and through other subjects and vice versa. Making Links – Cross curricular language learning from Lisa Stevens I mentioned my Pinterest pages; here’s the link […]

Mi calendario 2015

Having a number of pupils who don’t celebrate Christmas, and to alleviate ‘Christmas saturation’ I tried to come up with a different activity for the last week of term for my pupils. Most of WPS have spent the last half term looking at days months and numbers so a calendar sprang to mind. And I recalled […]

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 […]

Night Zookeeper – Teleporting Torch app

Just before Christmas I wrote about Night Zookeeper’s Drawing Torch app , a brilliant app that encourages users to use their imagination and creativity to undertake missions, drawing with their magic torch. I was therefore very excited this week to hear that Night Zookeeper has launched a new app – Teleporting Torch. The premise is similar […]

Night Zookeeper Drawing Torch app

Being a fan of 64 Zoo Lane and having a wild imagination, when I discovered that there was someone called the Night Zookeeper on Twitter, I was fascinated and wanted to know more. And I wasn’t disappointed when I found that the NightZookeeper pr oject was all about encouraging children to be creative and use their imaginations. […]

How might I use Yo quiero ser – Nubeluz

Thanks to Pat Sweeney on the Yahoo MFL Resources group for pointing out this group. If you like Hi5, and you love a bit of 90s “cheese”, you’ll love Nubeluz. As Pat writes – “Many of Nubeluz’s songs seem to be innocent good fun and definitely have catchy tunes that make you want to dance […]

Join El Carnaval de los animales – Comenius Regio Conference 29th June

I am so behind with posting things – rather a lot going on at the moment! Apologies to those who have been patiently waiting for my presentation at the Comenius Conference at Newman College on June 29th – here it is! It was a really great day and it was a wonderful way to finish […]