Assessment is for Learning - so is blogging
I was speaking this morning at the Assessment is for Learning conference on Clydeside. This particular focus was on Personal Learning Planning, and the processes involved. I podcast my talk and you can listen by clicking this link:
A good intro to podcasting and blogging can be found on the Modern Foreign Languages Environment (MFLE) Creative Teaching section. This will show some of the tools available.
I have been using the edublogs.org service to get free blogs for myself and my students. It requires you to make up your username, blog title and give an email address and you're off!
French teacher at Musselburgh Grammar School, Morgane Leroux, uses edublogs.org with her Advanced Higher French class. Her 'AHFrench mother blog' has just started, with links off to her students. This was an example of a teacher blog which provides the 'how to' for student-led tasks.
John Johnstone and his pupils blog over at Sandaig Primary School and they are teaming up with Hope Park Primary over their Roman Music project. The link was found by running a search for the term "Roman AND music" over at Technorati, the blog search engine.
I hope that some of those present will start their own teacher learning blog, keeping track of the highs and lows of their work. To make sure that other teachers know you're blogging to them it's worth adding your blog to the page at the ScotEduBlogs wiki. Remember, you can change the page yourself just by clickinh 'edit', changing things and then clicking 'save'. Enjoy!
If there are any other links you would like that I've maybe missed just mention roughly what it was here in a comment and I will oblige.