Category Archives: tech

#PracPed15 – Using technology to enhance Primary Language Learning

My session at the wonderful Practical Pedagogies conference centred around the use of technology to enhance Primary Language Learning. Key points I made included: technology is not  just for the pupils but also for the teacher; it is just one tool we have to use; it is not always the best tool for the job. I […]

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 […]

Top ten tips for Primary Language Learning

If you’ve read the July edition of UKEDmagazine you may have read my article entitled Top ten tips for Primary Language Learning. If you haven’t, you can read the unedited version below or the official version at this link Top ten tips for Primary Language Learning A wide variety of people teach languages in Primary […]

We’re on our way – Staffordshire Primary Languages conference: 26th June 2015

On Friday 26th June I attended the Entrust Primary Languages Conference in Stafford, organised and led by Lorna Harvey. Entitled ‘We’re on our way’, the day began with an excellent keynote from Clare Seccombe aka @valleseco and genius behind LightBulbLanguages. Sharing a title with the conference, Clare shared her ideas on the journeys involved in primary […]

Are you a Twit or a Tweep? #etuk14

I”ve been presenting today on Twitter at the UK National eTwinning Conference in Nottingham at the National College of Leadership. Below is my presentation – the videos have obviously not uploaded so I’ve embedded them below. I’ve also added a link to my Pinterest where I’ve bookmarked some useful links to Twitter, particularly in education. Are […]

My Journey with Technology – #SanakoTILT

Here’s my Keynote presentation from today’s Sanako Technology in Language Teaching (TILT) conference. In it, I reflect on my journey in language teaching, reflecting on the increasing role that technology has played. Along the way, I revealed my experiences (the good, the bad and the ugly) and discussed some of the tools that have proved useful, […]

Tools for learning languages #lupgceict2014

  I’ve spent today at University of Leicester talking to Primary PGCE students about using technology as part of a yearly event organised by Doug Dickinson aka @orunner. I took part in the original one and have missed the last two as I was in Switzerland so it was good to be invited back this […]

Are you coming to #ililc4?

Now in its fourth year, ILILC (ICT Links into Languages Conference) takes place at University of Southampton on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February. Offering something for language teachers of all ages (and language enthusiasts too!) it is not to be missed. So much so that for the last two years I’ve flown in from […]

#EDUtalk 3-4-13 – Lisa Stevens

Last Wednesday I was invited to be the guest on Radio Edutalk. EDUtalk is organised by David Noble (@parslad) and John Johnston (@johnjohnston) and encourages people to talk about education, using mobile and web technologies. I was really honoured to be asked and enjoyed the talking about my experiences and thoughts on education.  We talked about my […]

I want to break free – #ILILC3

My first presentation at ICT Links into Languages Conference aka ILILC3 was entitled I want to break free. The blurb promised – In I want to break free  we’ll be looking at ways to break away from ‘chalk and talk’ and involve learners, encouraging them to interact with and demonstrate their understanding as they learn using (mobile) […]