A few years ago in a meeting I was accused of being a one trick pony by a colleague. That was an accusation that really stung and has stayed in my head ever since. At times those of us who are interested in finding ICT-based solutions to those problems which surround us are accused of being tech-obssessives. In my eyes the best solution is the one which works best on all sorts of levels, both for the teacher and for the learners. If that's powered with electricity or if it started out life as a tree, if it's made of plasticine or makes a noise, c'est la vie, who am I to say no? All of that mini-rant leads up to explaining this non-ICT based presentation, looking mostly for ideas that busy practitioners can incorporate into their teaching immediately. Yes, there are a couple of ICT hints thrown-in for people who couldn't attend my session in the morning (see post on blogs, podcasts and magic websites) and yes, there are a few longer-term elements which we looked at.
I hope this all makes sense, I decided to leave the sounds of chaos as we played games in the session in, to allow anyone who listens to gauge the response of the teachers involved. If you'd like to clarify the rules for any games then feel free to get in touch. Alternatively feel free to download any slides or materials below.
Buzz Lightyear grammar display- Spanish