Category Archives: voki

#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 […]

Inspiring Creative Teaching in the MFL classroom.

Today I was part of an ICT and Creativity in MFL day run by Links into Languages West Midlands at Aston University. Below is my presentation about free tools that can be used to enhance language teaching and learning. Inspiring creative teaching View more presentations from Lisa Stevens.

Featured Voki educator!

Thanks to @joedale, I picked up the news yesterday that Voki has a new service.  I’ve never made any secret of my passion for these talking avatars and their uses for a variety of purposes, especially in the classroom. The good news – classroom friendly, ad-free Voki The bad news – you have to pay […]

Audaciously using Voices to make Voki – PLS2010

I was privileged to be asked to speak at the Primary Language Show once more this year. Having presented last year on El Carnaval de los Animales and You and Youtube, this year I had two new topics on which to speak. The first of my presentations was entitled Audaciously using Voices to make Voki!During […]

La araña pequeñita

Here’s a Voki I made yesterday in my session at the Primary Language Show, using a song I’d recorded for a non-Spanish speaker to use with her class. Sadly no spider avatar on Voki, but I did manage some rain….. Click here to comment on this Voki.Get a Voki now!

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 […]

Response to Next Steps in ICT for the Primary Language Classroom – LANCASTER

Jayne Jackson, one of the delegates who attended the Next Steps in ICT for the Primary Languages Classroom (And active member of Talkabout Primary MFL) has made the following in response to the course. She tried to embed it as a comment on the blog post but unfortunately the comment feature in Blogger is limited […]

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 […]

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 […]