French Links

  • Active learning – Cambridge

    We use ‘active learning’ to describe a classroom approach which acknowledges that learners are active in the learning process by building knowledge and understanding in response to learning opportunities provided by their teacher.

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  • VIDEO: Why host a language assistant?

    This video is a great illustration of some of the benefits to a school, the teachers, and most of all the students, of hosting a language assistant. Thanks to the German department in Newpark Comprehensive School for facilitating this.

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  • Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

    A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology. Here are some clear steps to help you create your own PLE.

    Click here.

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  • WEBSITE: Infographics meets 21st century key skills

    Very clever pictorial chart linking key skills with corresponding emerging technologies. Produced by  American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

    Perhaps you could print a copy for the staff room?

    Click here

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  • The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel

    The “padagogy” wheel is  diagram based on Bloom’s Taxonomy that incorporates digital tools into its designed. For each level of the taxonomy, digital tools are suggested that can help students perform different tasks but require different levels of skill and cognitive load. This can be a useful planning tool to help you to design appropriate activities for students using ICT.

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  • Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

    Web 2.0 tools are online software programs that allow users to do a number of different things. They can be used to teach curriculum content, store data, create or edit video, edit photos, collaborate and so much more. These programs are often free and are used by teachers, students and sometimes parents, both in and out of the classroom, on a pretty regular basis.

    Click here.

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  • CPD: Taking the multimedia appsmashing iPad challenge!

    Taking the multimedia appsmashing iPad challenge! #apps4mfl – 28th March 2015

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  • 7 Easy Steps for creating your own PLN

    Do you have a Personal Learning Network or PLN? Joe Dale presents this guide detailing how to make the most of people sharing ideas and thoughts online so that you can join the conversation to ensure that these ideas arrive on a daily basis to your device or computer.

    To view, click here.

     

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  • Using an ePortfolio in the MFL Classroom

    Using an e-Portfolio in the MLF Classroom (a presentation by Deirdre Lloyd)

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  • VIDEO: Teaching MFL in a primary school, A Transition Year project

    TY students in Coláiste Bhríde in Carnew, Co. Wicklow embark on a project to teach French to 5th and 6th class in their local primary school.

    In this video the students and their teacher tell us about their experience and what makes this projects so worthwhile.

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  • 50 ways to use music and song in the languages classroom

    We could also say “Without music, teaching would be a mistake!” Music just makes any teaching job, no matter how hard, enjoyable.

    We also say, “Music makes the world go ‘round” but it also makes learning happen. Please see my presentation on this topic, for all the reasons why.

    Also, this post has lots of links/resources related to using music and song in the EFL classroom.

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  • Learn French with FrenchPod101.com

    Start speaking French in minutes with Audio and Video lessons.

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  • Rubric for digital personal presentation

    This rubric contains assessment criteria for the digital personal presentation. Click here

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  • AfL in the MFL classroom- Jane Jones

    Developing Effective Formative Practices in the MFL classroom. In this article by Jane Jones the emphasis is on formative assessment and assessment for learning and its principles. Case studies highlight assessments in all four skills and show how assessment can contribute to the development of self-learning and pupil autonomy in aspects of their language learning.

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  • Assess Your Language Skills using the CEFR

    Are you a beginner? Complete beginner or ‘false beginner’? An intermediate or advanced language learner? Are your oral language skills ahead of your written skills, or on the opposite are you more comfortable reading the language than interacting orally? Use the CEFR to help assess your language skills.

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