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Favourite blogs for Susan's blog
June 05, 2012
October 30, 2010
The word is out. Here's a take on delivering opportunities for communication in MFL using free technologies:
However providing the technology is now the easiest part. Most young people are very comfortable communicating through computers using skype, msn etc. What we should be serious about as language educators is understanding how the medium affects the communication. To do this we need to capture and study the interactions, hence my emphasis on using the best professional educational tools for the job. It isn't just what we do, it is the way that we do it that counts!
October 04, 2010
August 11, 2010
Writing about web page http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2010/09/10
One morning, neurologist Jill Bolte Taylor woke up with a headache. A blood vessel then burst inside her left hemisphere, and silenced all the brain chatter in her head. She was left with no language. No memories. Just sensory intake, and an all-encompassing feeling of joy.
June 09, 2010
April 02, 2010
November 28, 2009
Excited about getting involved in cloudworks, looks great:
October 08, 2009
October 01, 2009
“Without asking hard questions about learning, technology remains an unguided missile” (Ehrmann, 1996).
August 11, 2009
June 20, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=407043
I had to have my say as the debate was missing the point!
March 29, 2009
March 22, 2009
Writing about web page http://www.afasic.org.uk/index.htm
As language professionals we sometimes assume that every child can communicate. My personal experience of semantic-pragmatic disorder has made me question my assumptions. Being misunderstood, struggling to make others listen, trying to get the right words out at the right time, knowing how to connect with others - these are the real challenges faced by many with autistic spectrum disorders. Afasic helps those who cannot get their voice heard.
February 07, 2009
November 08, 2008
O'Farrell rightly acknowledges the importance of language! We are each responsible for the messages we impart. :)
November 02, 2008
October 29, 2008
September 16, 2008
July 27, 2008
Today we had to say goodbye to Harry. Our lovely bunny had been part of the family for 6 years, so named because of his white lightning flash on his nose which the kids thought made him look like Harry Potter, he was playful and very sociable. He will be greatly missed. Harry loved you to stroke his nose and would go into a trance whenever you did. His passion for brown bread played havoc with his teeth and he once fell in the pond trying to get a drink. Harry you were a star and we'll never forget you!
July 17, 2008
Izzard is so right, we need at least 2 languages each these days.