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Thursday, July 27

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    To read on a PC/Mac, you need Google Chrome and Readium - here's what to do!
    Combine books - on one device or across several - here's how
    Book Creator for Chrome has arrived!
    Book Creator for Chrome from Book Creator on Vimeo.

    Create vocabulary books for younger learners with image, word and audio - also good for EAL learners
    Write story books based on a model e.g. rewrite Dear Zoo choosing different animals and adjectives, or The very Hungry Caterpillar using different food.
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    design features of iPad
    Evaluating apps excellent post featuring app evaluation rubrics and simple yes/no checklists
    ADE iTunesU course (mostly free) on engaging reluctant learners using a variety of apps.
    app lists (2013)
    {Generic apps for primary lang ideas.pdf}
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    Other languageshttp://www.pinterest.com/lisibo/stories-other-languages/
    Classroom tools for organising
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    for treasure huntshunts, dustbin game, Only Connect
    ToolsforEducators - make board games, bingo cards, worksheets see blogposts for ideas and explanation
    Sketchnoting
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    Making links
    eTwinning http://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/index.htm
    https://twinspace.etwinning.net/23590/home
    eLanguages http://www.elanguages.org
    British Council Schools Online http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org
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    Plickers app to read them download the app to your iPod/Pad/Phone, print out the cards (free!) and have instant feedback on questions posed tutorial
    Socrative student and teacher apps - pupils join your room and answer questions - teacher receives feedback tutorial instructions
    Kahoot pupils complete quizzes using mobile devices and can compete against colleagues on the board examples - quiz Schwytzerdütsch
    Language learning apps
    Memrise online and app for learning languages (and more!) using 'memes' e.g. associating images or mnemonics tutorial
    Duolingo - online or app (not linked unfortunately) - I'm learning Swedish! You can set goals and compete against others if you want
    Finding apps Apple Education app list
    Appitic - a list of apps drawn up by ADEs
    TMadeEasy - Technology made easy in Education - apps with reviews
    Apps gone free app

    design features of iPad
    Evaluating apps excellent post featuring app evaluation rubrics and simple yes/no checklists
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Monday, June 26

  1. page Using technology to enhance and engage in the Primary Language Classroom edited ... Creative Commons searches - in Google, click on Search tools and then usage rights. Also usefu…
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    Creative Commons searches - in Google, click on Search tools and then usage rights. Also useful for choosing correct size of image as well as type (clipart, photo, line drawing etc)
    Alternatively you can use https://search.creativecommons.org which is now becoming https://newsearch.creativecommons.org/ to find an image that you can use. (NB Public domain means you can use freely without saying where the image comes from)
    Pixabay offers free to use images, often with no need for attribution
    The Noun Project has icons that are free to use - these are the images used in Adobe Spark Video

    Organising thoughts
    Popplet - a mind mapping tool. Both online and an app (Poppet lite is free to use but you can only make one Popplet at a time; paid version is £3.99). Free to use online .
    Also Bubbl.us
    Padlet (used to be called Wallwisher) - online post it note wall. You can add images, text, videos without a log in; possible to make 'padlets' private (by invitation) or password protected as well as public. Great for collating ideas. See examples - Why use technology? Colegio Esperanza and La Primavera
    Latest one collects together pupils PicCollage - ¿Come más o menos?
    Social media
    Twitter - see my presentation on Twitter. Slides 36 and 45 have some very useful links to tutorials and articles on how and when to use Twitter, both for yourself and in class.
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    Association for Language Learning offers support as well as resources and Primary Hubs(blue flags on the map)
    ALL Connect resources are free to use with attribution - see the blog for resources
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    - some blogs and websites to
    LightBulbLanguageshttp://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk
    Schemes of work and resources for KS1 and 2 (and beyond) in French and Spanish
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    Infographics often appear on http://www.earlylanguages.com and also see http://www.pinterest.com/lisibo/multilingual/
    Schoolslinks http://www.schoolslinks.co.uk/resources_dl.htm have lots of mulitlingual posters to download
    Blogs you might find useful:
    Stories
    MFL Storybird wikispacehttp://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com
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Sunday, June 25

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    Enhancing Primary Language Learning through Technology.
    {6012029995_6659ae4194_o.jpg} Image from Frankieleon on Twitter
    Searching for images
    Creative Commons searches - in Google, click on Search tools and then usage rights. Also useful for choosing correct size of image as well as type (clipart, photo, line drawing etc)
    Alternatively you can use https://search.creativecommons.org which is now becoming https://newsearch.creativecommons.org/ to find an image that you can use. (NB Public domain means you can use freely without saying where the image comes from)
    Organising thoughts
    Popplet - a mind mapping tool. Both online and an app (Poppet lite is free to use but you can only make one Popplet at a time; paid version is £3.99). Free to use online .
    Also Bubbl.us
    Padlet (used to be called Wallwisher) - online post it note wall. You can add images, text, videos without a log in; possible to make 'padlets' private (by invitation) or password protected as well as public. Great for collating ideas. See examples - Why use technology? Colegio Esperanza and La Primavera
    Social media
    Twitter - see my presentation on Twitter. Slides 36 and 45 have some very useful links to tutorials and articles on how and when to use Twitter, both for yourself and in class.
    I'm @lisibo if you want to follow me! And never forget the #mfltwitterati
    Also Primary Languages UK list
    https://twitter.com/valleseco/lists/primary-languages-uk
    Facebook - Languages in Primary Schools aka LiPS - a vibrant community of language teachers sharing their ideas, questions and experiences. Worth joining Facebook just for this!
    Other sources of support
    Association for Language Learning offers support as well as resources and Primary Hubs(blue flags on the map)
    ALL Connect resources are free to use with attribution - see the blog for resources
    Ideas and resources - some blogs and websites to consider:
    LightBulbLanguageshttp://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk
    Schemes of work and resources for KS1 and 2 (and beyond) in French and Spanish
    Northern Ireland Curriculumhttp://www.nicurriculum.org.uk/microsite/pl/index.asp Resources on themes including sound files
    See http://www.pinterest.com/lisibo/primary-language-resource-sites/ for more recommendations that are predominantly aimed at KS2 but contain helpful ideas and resources for KS1 and even EYFS.
    cBeebies Lingo Show - http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/lingo-show/
    Specifically for preschool and young learners, features 9 languages
    BBC Primary Languageshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/
    French, Spanish and Mandarin resources, sound files and games
    French
    Momes.nethttp://www.momes.net
    Song stories, crafts, celebrations
    Tête à modelerhttp://www.teteamodeler.com
    making things!
    Uptoten http://www.uptoten.com/?cl=fr&
    Home of Boowa and Kwala – in French and English
    Peut-tu marcher comme un canard? Les couleurs
    Spanish
    Primera Escuelahttp://www.primeraescuela.com
    Colouring, worksheets, crafts
    Enchanted Learninghttp://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/spanish.shtml
    Lots of ideas and resources NB some need subscription
    Consejería de Educaciónhttp://bit.ly/1hQeh8I
    (link to their resources – posters are lovely)
    German
    GenkiGerman http://www.genkienglish.net/learntospeakgerman/index.htm
    Fun songs and games (also GenkiJapan and GenkiKorean)
    VoyageKids http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/kids-home-uk
    Songs, games, culture and fun
    Felix und Franzi
    http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/lp/lhr/mat/fuf/enindex.htm
    Multilingual / ICU
    Digital dialectshttp://www.digitaldialects.com
    Vocabulary games for 70 different languages
    Tongue twistershttp://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/index.htm
    Newbury Parkhttp://www.newburypark.redbridge.sch.uk/langofmonth/
    Excellent site with children teaching you their language
    Infographics often appear on http://www.earlylanguages.com and also see http://www.pinterest.com/lisibo/multilingual/
    Schoolslinks http://www.schoolslinks.co.uk/resources_dl.htm have lots of mulitlingual posters to download
    Stories
    MFL Storybird wikispacehttp://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com
    French storieshttp://www.pinterest.com/lisibo/french-stories/
    Spanish storieshttp://www.pinterest.com/lisibo/spanish-storytelling/
    Other languageshttp://www.pinterest.com/lisibo/stories-other-languages/
    Classroom tools for organising
    Classtools - timer, random name picker, also Fakebook, customisable timer, QR code generator for treasure hunts
    ToolsforEducators - make board games, bingo cards, worksheets see blogposts for ideas and explanation
    Sketchnoting
    Sylvia Duckworth - explanation Flipboard
    Some of my attempts are on my blog
    Animals
    Making mixed up animals
    Build your wildself {Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 21.08.11.png}
    Switchzoo website and also an app (free with 26 animals, expands to 142 for £2.29)
    Authentic sites
    Palmyre Zoo (Fr, Eng)
    Barcelona Zoo (Sp, Cat, Eng)
    Array
    Zürich Zoo (Fr, Ger, It, Eng!)
    Talking animals
    Morfo Booth (free app - can be upgraded)
    Voki (online tool)
    my example!
    Aurasma app - augmented reality - make talking posters - tutorial {Aurasma_Step_by_Step.pdf}
    Making links
    eTwinning http://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/index.htm
    eLanguages http://www.elanguages.org
    British Council Schools Online http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org
    for making links with other schools and countries
    **GoogleDoodles**
    WordClouds
    Tagxedo
    Wordle
    WordSalad (app is free but has watermark if you save it unless you pay) see here for explanation
    Writing and images
    PicCollage - free app - very versatile, intuitive and fun! tutorial
    *don't forget to change your keyboard on your iPad/iPod to 'correct' the right language!*
    Don't despise Word and Powerpoint - they're still great for practising writing!
    Speaking
    TTS - lots of speaking and listening resources to purchase - can be used across the school eg use talking postcards for interactive displays; talking tins or pegs for phonics
    PC/Mac
    Vocaroo online recording that produces a URL that can be shared via email or embedded in a website, or turned into a QR code.
    Voki (see above)
    Audacity free downloadable sound recording software for recording and editing audio
    Apps
    Tellagami free app (can buy extras but not necessary) creates a speaking avatar - 30 second limit - that can be shared to Camera Roll and also as a URL - tutorial
    YakitKids free app to animate anything into short videos - can then save to Camera Roll - tutorial
    SockPuppets free app (can buy extras) - can change pitch of voice - tutorial
    PuppetPals HD free app but worth buying the Directors Pass £2.99 if you are going to use it lots. There's also Puppet pals 2 - School edition which works slightly differently - tutorial HD tutorial PP2
    Book Creator app
    Book Creator website - lots of ideas including the latest news on features and developments in the pipeline
    Book Creator in the classroom how might you use it in the classroom
    To read on a PC/Mac, you need Google Chrome and Readium - here's what to do!
    Combine books - on one device or across several - here's how
    Create vocabulary books for younger learners with image, word and audio - also good for EAL learners
    Write story books based on a model e.g. rewrite Dear Zoo choosing different animals and adjectives, or The very Hungry Caterpillar using different food.
    Record learning in a Unit as a book - include images, text, videos, hyperlinks and so on. Join individual books to make a class book (all learners send their books to a shared Dropbox - open all individual books on 1 iPad and then combined into one)
    Create a digital portfolio
    Make an information book for new pupils with introductions to places, people and procedures at your school
    Adobe Voice tutorial
    QR codes
    Create with images - Visualead - free with adverts
    Create using QRStuff Kaywa (web based) post it notes here Also a QR code creator on Classtools
    Read with iNigma (multi platform) Read and create QR Classic (multi platform -e.g. 69p iOS)
    QR code Easter Hunt - thanks Kelda
    My Swiss QR code quiz
    QR codes in the classroom article
    Instant assessment
    Plickers app to read them download the app to your iPod/Pad/Phone, print out the cards (free!) and have instant feedback on questions posed tutorial
    Socrative student and teacher apps - pupils join your room and answer questions - teacher receives feedback tutorial instructions
    Language learning apps
    Memrise online and app for learning languages (and more!) using 'memes' e.g. associating images or mnemonics tutorial
    Duolingo - online or app (not linked unfortunately) - I'm learning Swedish! You can set goals and compete against others if you want
    Finding apps Apple Education app list
    Appitic - a list of apps drawn up by ADEs
    TMadeEasy - Technology made easy in Education - apps with reviews
    Apps gone free app
    design features of iPad
    Evaluating apps excellent post featuring app evaluation rubrics and simple yes/no checklists
    app lists (2013)
    {Generic apps for primary lang ideas.pdf}
    {FRENCH GERMAN PRIMARY APP IDEAS.pdf}
    {SPANISH PRIMARY APP IDEAS.pdf}

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Wednesday, October 21

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    design features of iPad
    Evaluating apps excellent post featuring app evaluation rubrics and simple yes/no checklists
    app lists (2013) {Generic apps for primary lang ideas.pdf}
    {FRENCH GERMAN PRIMARY APP IDEAS.pdf}
    {SPANISH PRIMARY APP IDEAS.pdf}

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