It was a great conference in Salford yesterday! I really enjoyed the three elective sessions I attended.
RICHARD GRESSWELL showed us some impressive videos made by his ESOL students. He spoke about his new video-sharing site:
JESSICA FRYE showed a couple of brilliant short films, both silent, to use with learners
Both are avilable on YouTube. One ‘split screen’ – ‘The wrong side of the bed’
The other the award-winning ‘Black Hole’
PHIL BIRD and MIKE HARRSION, in their session on differentiated learning showed some interesting tools and sites for students, including:
Telescopic texts http://www.telescopictext.org/
A big thanks to everyone who came to my session.
Here is the lite-version of the Power Point:
Here is the answer to the Vocabulary frequency exercise
Using the star system as outlined in the Macmillan English Dictionary:
nod (verb) is red, three star; rob is red, two star; nomination is red, one star; fracture is the black word
frame as noun is two star; as a verb it is one star
It was great meeting professional acquaintances – some from way back – and catching up! I won’t mention the food – brilliant: a huge thumbs up the caterers……:-)