June 05, 2012

Moving on.

Please note that I am no longer maintaining this blog as I need to rationalise the online spaces I use. My main blog is here.


October 30, 2010

CMC for languages

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

A lecture to end all lectures?

Writing about web page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbl-xXF8NPY

Donald Clarke provided a stiring and somewhat controversial keynote at the start of ALT-C this year. I wonder what the student experience of the class of '20 will be?


August 11, 2010

A World Without Words

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

ALT keynote speech


April 02, 2010

United Nations on Autism Awareness day


November 28, 2009

working on a cloud

Excited about getting involved in cloudworks, looks great:


October 08, 2009

chill out


October 01, 2009

To Jay

“Without asking hard questions about learning, technology remains an unguided missile” (Ehrmann, 1996).


August 11, 2009

chill out summer tracks


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