Saturday, 20 December 2008

Inspired by reading Nik Peachey's 'Top Ten Tools', I made my way to and decided to take the plunge!

I intend to use this blog for professional purposes. It gives me a space where I can record a chronological list of things I do and information / links when I'm 'on the move'!

Wherever possible, I use websites and wikis to collect and store info in a permanent and accessible way (so my idea is that anything referenced on this blog will find its way eventually to a website ...), and I use the existing large language communities for exchanging ideas and resources. I use the secure environment of the school's VLE and website to communicate with my school colleagues and pupils and I use Outlook to manage personal communication.

If you're interested in following any of the ideas I have, I recommend you join the communities to which I belong rather than subscribing to this feed. (Though I've left that as an option in case anyone has a particular reasons for not joining!) . That way you will benefit from the ideas of the hundreds of excellent contributors.

WEBSITES to which I publish: (resources we use at school) (mainly policy stuff) (teaching resources offered freely by loads of teachers!)

WIKIS to which I publish: (a place wjhere teachers can share lists) (great resources for interesting content for lessons)

GROUPS to which I belong:

Yahoo mflresources: (private, mainly resources)
Linguanet forum: (run by CILT - mainly policy discussion)
Yahoo primary mfl: (private, resources)
TES forum:
LCNet: (for language colleges)

Probably enough websites, wikis and groups for someone who should be doing other things as well as language teaching!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Helen! It's so great to see you your blog. I can't tell you how much I've learned from being part of the MFL news groups. It has made such a difference in my life and in that of my students. I've just added a professional blog as well...

    Thanks so much for being such a great teacher leader and inspiration!