My workshop presentation from the AFMLTA Conference 2013.
Teaching the International Baccalaureate curriculum for languages means that images are used for stimulus quite frequently. The MYP has recently introduced a new Visual Interpretation objective. For the DP oral tasks, pictures are widely used. So all this makes it important for me as a teacher to find high quality images that can be used for free and without copyright restrictions. Here is a list of some of these sites:
Compfight – a Flickr search tool
Do you have any others to add?
It’s all happening!
I’m using this blog post to document everything that’s going on in my brain/professional life at the moment.
- Leaving a bunch of lessons while I go on camp next week
- Organising presenters for a mini-TeachMeet on Saturday
- Putting together my own presentation for Saturday
- Organising part of the MLTA Conference next Friday, including presenters for the TeachMeet part of the day
- Putting together my own presentation for the conference TeachMeet
- Completing an online Red Cross first aid certificate
- Marking part of the French ab initio May papers for the first time
- Working through the first Module of my Masters and completing the assignment
- Finalising the school Noumea trip and going on the trip in the holidays
- All the other everyday important parts of my job like planning lessons, marking work, setting exams, marking exams, writing Year 12 reports, navigating my role as Senior Tutor
Woah…pretty crazy! I’m going to need to be organised and to manage my time well through all this. At the same time, I don’t want to lose the ability to relax either (not likely!)
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.
Here is the screencast I have created to show you what my daybook looks like and how I put it together using OneNote. I am happy to go into more detail about anything if you’re not sure!
Here is my Learni.st about authentic audiences from TeachMeet Mountains Term 4 2012.
A blog post slightly longer than a tweet!
Year 11 had spent 2 lessons in small groups devising ways of teaching sub-topics to the rest of the class. The main topic was health and illness so they broke up into a group doing body parts, a group doing illness and a group doing advice. The highlight of my week (so far) would have to have been all of the class – all boys – singing and doing the actions for ‘Heads, shoulders, knees and toes’ in French! Hilarious and they certainly learned something!