#EP 1 – Finding your tribe, European Day of Languages and TechTalk Interview with Rachel Smith

After months of planning and preparation, we are delighted to launch the first episode proper of the #mfltwitterati podcast and we can’t wait to hear your feedback! In this episode, Joe and Noah discuss the #mflchat, Flipgrid, the power of the #mfltwitterati community, pronunciation practice and different ways #mfltwitterati celebrated European Day of Languages.

For our TechTalk interview we speak to Rachel Smith (@lancslassrach) about different creative ways she uses iPads in her language lessons.

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The #mfltwitterati podcast – Celebrating the voices of the modern language teaching community!

Thank you for listening!

Joe and Noah

[01:26] Radar: #mflchat – @BexN91 blog

[04:57] Flipgrid – @sarahisabellamc’s use of Flipgrid for speaking assessment, student voice and feedback plus @jeanine_karam’s Flipgrid book club

[10:59] MFLtwitterati Takeaway: @chasing_ling finding a school placement to teach German thanks to the #MFLtwitterati

[14:20] @braesmodlang’s use of the iOS and Android Natural Reader app for pronunciation practice

[16:48] Linguascope

[17:55] MFL Show and Tell: European Day of Languages Special

[18:20] @CeriAnwen – Bake off with celebrity judging

[19:53] @OANewbold_MFL – EDL Quiz, European cake bake, MFL Film night

[21:03] @dfrancismfl – MFL Photobooth, food tasting, interactive games, slideshows of trips

[22:16] @KBirchall31 – Greenscreening with EAL students, Hot Air Balloons, bunting and menus competition, themed lunches, treasure hunts, form quizzes, celebrity linguists and teachers, thank you lessons.

[23:47] @mr_struth – Languages week – language challenge grids, making videos, a talent competition, a movie night, language taster sessions, a lunchtime concert, visits to primaries, language oriented lessons across the curriculum

[27:18] TechTalk interview with Rachel Smith @lancslassrach

[28:40] Impact and support of the #mfltwitterati and Apple Distinguished Educator communities

[31:40] @APlutino’s research suggesting a Twitter community can perform the same role as Vygotsy’s More Knowledgable Other (MKO)

[34:22] teaching speaking creatively with Clips by Apple

[34:52] drawing and animating in Keynote

[35:42] recording audio in iWorks

[36:24] collaboration with Rosie Kolster (@MrsCyclingFan) creating a virtual reality eBook with Google Street View, 360 photos, and StorySpheres to describe students’ local area

[41:15] the value of giving students an audience for their work and creating memories

[42:58] practising verbs with raps, Live Loops and GarageBand

[47:52] reinforcing the perfect tense using one stop animation and iMotion with mini-whiteboards

[52:23] the importance of developing digital skills and life long collaborative learning

[57:37] Coming up in Episode 2

Links

https://learninglinguist.wordpress.com/tag/mflchat

https://www.naturalreaders.com/

https://research-publishing.net/display_article.php?doi=10.14705/rpnet.2017.innoconf2016.661

https://musingsfromtheisland.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/half-a-world-away-vr-helping-to-cross-the-cultural-divide/

Let’s make some noise. Using GarageBand Live Loops to make verb songs

Stop all the clocks! Stop motion animation in the MFL classroom.

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