Tag Archives: apps

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 […]

Let out for good behaviour – #ILILC3

My second presentation at ILILC3 was called Let out for good behaviour. The blurb said Let out for good behaviour? refers to leaving the classroom being (often) seen as a treat. There are many ways to ‘break free’ of the walls of your classroom, both physical and virtual, and this session will involve both. Participation is […]

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) […]

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. […]

LinguaMedia app – updated

Linguamedia is an app that allows you to watch foreign TV stations online. Originally launched earlier this year with French channels,  Linguascope announced today that their Linguamedia app has been updated so you can now watch German, Spanish, Italian and English channels as well as French ones. They’ve also improved video playback, and updated it […]

Calliope, Queen of the Zebras

Just found this lovely story app via my Google Reader. Called Calliope, Queen of the Zebras, it’s a very simple story that you can read or have read to you. And it is written in English, Spanish and French – you change language by clicking on the cowboy hat, beret and sombrero so you can […]

Linguatrivia Spanish

  Having been playing with Linguatrivia French ever since ILILC2 in February, I was pleased to see that a Spanish version has been released! As with the French version, it features hundreds of questions at 3 levels with the difficulty and number of questions increasing with the level.             As […]

‘Appy Learners – #ILILC2

Here are the links to the documents used in my iPad session today / tomorrow! Appy learners – PDF of presentation slides ILILC apps handout – list of references to further information advice and tutorails on using iPads and iPod Touch devices iPad-Apps-table- some recommended apps App list – list of apps that were on iPads used  

Villancicos Navideños – excellent app for the iPad

A lovely app for iPad from Kumquat in Argentina, featuring Christmas carols in Spanish.  Beautifully and quirkily illustrated, you can choose whether you want them sung to you, or if you’d rather sing them yourself! Although it’s possible to access many of these tunes on the web, I think it’s well worth £1.79 as you […]