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Thursday, 27 November 2008


Simon Howells at Cheadle Hulme School has just alerted me to the fact that I seem to have dispensed with the comments option on my posts. Don't know what came over me - I would love to hear from you (and especially having invited nominations for most tedious topic)! Anyway, we're now open for comments again, so please click on the link below if you want to get in touch.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Nominations for most tedious topic

Until this morning mine would definitely have gone to "buying a metro ticket in Paris". I mean, who has ever actually had a conversation about this? You look at the map, buy tickets from a machine, and don't even have to bother interupting the flow of your iPod. However, this morning I found ratp's wonderful interactive site which helps you to plan metro journeys. Click on your departure station and then mark it with a green flag as your departure station. Then select your destination station and mark it with a red flag. You can also click on the local map symbol to plan your walking route to an attraction once you have finished you metro journey. It is a really user-friendly, practical tool which my Year 9 enjoyed experimenting with. It then isn't too difficult to slip in a quick "carnet-buying" conversation before the glow of the website wears off.

If you have any nominations for more tedious topic for MFL (or any other subject you teach) please drop a comment on to this post and we'll see what ideas and resources we can come up with.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Training in Leeds

We're finding out about blog basics today.