With this 90th post, I am celebrating My Languages’ birthday.
I started this blog last year and I used it then mostly as an aide-memoire to enable me to keep up to date with all the mfl developments that occurred when I was on maternity leave. I also found it invaluable to keep providing my Faculty with The Big Picture and make them aware of our options for the future.
*to make a note a good resources for languages and other educational topics ( del.icio.us tags). The advantage of this rather than the links I used to provide in our Faculty bulletin is that the list is regularly updated and can be filtered by key words. My next target is to develop the active use of our del.icio.us Faculty account.
*as a training resource (As a reference for our trainee teachers and to support our recent Faculty INSET on the IWB, the use of Web 2.0 tools and moderating assessment at KS3)
*to keep the Faculty up-to-date with national developments, facts and figures (I regularly include links to posts and links in our Faculty bulletin)
*to help with display
*to identify existing IWB resources for the topics covered by our Scheme of Work
*to keep up-to-date with ICT/MFL good practice
*to encourage networking
*to provide links to enable mfl teachers to keep up to date with what is happening in French and Spanish-speaking countries and practise their languages.
I would like to thank all the bloggers and linguists out there who gave me some inspiration to start and carry on with this project.
My top 10 blogroll of honour would consist of-in no particular order-:
Jo Rhys-Jones from Talkabout Primary mfl Ning Group
Jess McCullough from Technolote
Lisa Stevens from Vamonos
Helen Myers from ALL and MFL Resources
Andrea Henderson from Les Chevaliers du Château des Champions
Helena Butterfield from The Langwitch Chronicles
Marie-France Perkins from Sans Problèmes!
José Picardo from Box of Tricks
Thanks to you all and Happy birthday, My Languages!