End of Day 1 and we all came to the Show and Tell at Highfield House armed with at least 1000 calories each as Zena has suggested we bring snacks so we took her at her word (and then some) An excellent night was had by all. Here are my scribbled notes:
Isabelle Jones @icpjones "Any excuse for a song!"
iPod roulette in the car driving to work, Isabelle has a list of questions to decide if she will the song with a class or not
Helen Myers talked about ALL webinar and events
Stamp clap click activity using one two three in the language between partners (A says 1, B says 2, A says 3, B says 1, etc) then they start replacing the numbers little by little with a stamp for 1, then a clap for 2 and finally a click for 3. A great brain gym activity and I don't think @missmclachan and I were the only two who struggled....
Rachel Smith The 20 day challenge
Rachel watched Matt Cutte Try something new for 30 days TED talk video
Talked to pupils about dead time in the day (bus, etc)
What could we do for 10 mins every day? Duolingo etc.
Display with ideas
Twitter: 5 words a day, video, retweets, Peppa Pig
The idea is that doing something for that length of time is habit-forming
Joe Dale song by John Connor. Brilliant. Enough said.
Clare Seccombe post-its
Speech bubble post-its and normal ones
Grid 8/16 stimuli, stick on post-its
Translation either way
Sherlock Guess Who type game
Padlet and Linoit
Silent feedback while kids work
Venn diagrams or sorting activity
Two, one with question and one with answer
Question in book for teacher
Question on board - pupil response
Sam Broom Songs
Numbers, restaurante, el rap de los verbos
Slideshare for songs Spanish Sam
Ricky Martin song for arriving late.
I wish I could sing!!
Confucius classroom year of the horse has included bringing two horses in, choir, panda mosaic etc. Fabulous!
sporcle.com Spanish then loads of choices
Movie titles en español translation game or box options
Physical response to text eg Mexican wave for capital letter, finger click for comma, two claps for full stop, finger click for apostrophe, panic expression for exclamation mark, one clap for accent. Love it though hurts my head!
Hip Hop Phonics
2nd time = stand up! 3rd time = Physical reaction as well as stand up eg rapper move
How much did we love this?! The batman videoed it, he thought it was so fab lol.
Steps to TeachMeet MFL
1 find a collaborator to help share the workload and the fun
2 find a venue and choose a date
3 find a sponsor
4 create a TM wiki sign up page
5 spread the word then nag
6 keep it simple
Time to do an MFL TeachMeet in Northern Ireland then...
Getting pupils to speak
Intensive courses, need pupils to work more on stuff at home
Predicted the vocab in advance
Sent home to listen to video. Edmodo quiz that accompanied listening
Transcription of listening set as HW or weaker could ask for blankfill
Translation of the transcript
Extra = spot the mistake
Duet John Connor and Simone Haughey. Brilliance again :-)
Mot de passe (password) game.
One word clues for Alex who has back to board as words flash up.
Off to make some myself..