Before we broke up at the end of last term, an enthusiastic bunch of us took part in another MFL Flashmeeting in which we discussed a range of topics including blogging, podcasting, new continuing professional development models and ideas for European Day of Languages. My favourite quote of the evening was from Alex Bellars, Head of Languages at Ballard School who emphatically characterised the learning potential of like-minded individuals networking with each other online and face to face with the following:
"If you think, sitting on our own in our departments we learn so much and then Twitter, our network and we learn so much more; with a Flashmeeting like this you actually see the faces of the people you are twittering with and we learn even more, but get us all in a room and we'll be unstoppable!"
A clarion call to be sure!
Hope you find the discussion and links useful. Here is a link to the original Flashmeeting as well as an audio version of the best bits: