Sunday, 9 November 2008

Ningomania: The Aftermath of The IOW Conference 08

After mentioning the creation of our Oldham SLN Ning online group at The IOW Conference Show & Tell, I had a chat with quite a few colleagues who said to me they just had or were thinking about setting up a local online MFL group to provide support and share good MFL practice locally.

A number of new groups have been set up and are linked with ours through reciprocal membership. The groups are based in Belfast, Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield), Bath and Stockton-on-Tees.

They were created by Amanda Salt , Head of Spanish and Community Link Manager at Grosvenor Grammar school, Lisa Stevens, Primary Spanish teacher, PLL coach and eTwinning coordinator at Whitehouse Common Primary School, Marie-France Perkins, Head of Languages at Oldfield School and Helena Butterfield, language teacher in Stockton-on-Tees .

Some more teachers from my personal learning network also joined: Joe Dale (SSAT lead practitioner with a MFL/ICT blog that is now a legend), José Picardo (Spanish teacher and creator of the fantastic “Asi se hace” website. José also run the “Box of tricks” blog, which is full of brilliant ideas/ tutorials for integrating ICT into languages, Lisa Stevens and Jo Rhy-Jones (Primary Spanish and French and use of ICT tools like voicethread).

No doubt this will be a fantastic opportunity for everybody to share and learn together and off one another.

Viva la Ningomania!

1 comment:

A Salt said...

thanks for the mention!