Today as part of my SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner work, I was in Colchester showing six keen MFL teachers how to blog and podcast with TypePad and Audacity. It was a great experience and the atmosphere was buzzing throughout the day. Each delegate even got to take home their own Logitech microphone headset so they could carry on practicing at home which was a nice touch.
Having a small group worked really well as it meant everyone could ask as many questions as they wanted and I had the time to answer them all in full and without hesitation. The day seemed to whizz by and before I knew it everyone had created their own podcast and blog and were looking forward to spreading the word to their respective departments.
Three of the charming delegates agreed to share their thoughts at the end and you can hear what they said by clicking on the link below.
A special thanks to Lorraine Hunt for her support and help in promoting the event locally, the ICT department at St Benedict's College for ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day and the great caterers for providing us with a lovely spread, particularly the warm bacon butties this morning. A personal highlight!
Of course the proof of the pudding will be if delegates build on what they've learnt and continue to collaborate with each other in the future. Judging by the positive reaction today, I have every confidence this is exactly what will happen and that this is only the beginning of an exciting journey for teachers and pupils in Colchester. Job done and fingers crossed!