The Nice team have had a busy month - we have filmed 7 of our 9 project teachers, and are hoping the technical problems that prevented us recording classes with our two high school teachers will be resolved in the new sessions we have planned for January. Shona has interviewed 5 of our teachers to choose clips for the iTILT website, with the last two to squeeze in before Christmas. Dimitri and she have identified six really good examples of different classroom practice around the IWB, so we're hoping to have these online in the not too distant future.
We have also been meeting with representatives of interactive whiteboard manufacturers: our teachers are using Smart, Promethean, and eInstruction boards, and we have been discussing the loan of mobile boards and voting software to our iTILT team in France. We even had a filmed interview during a Smart visit to the University of Nice, where the iTILT project attracted a good deal of interest: hopefully some footage will be soon be viewable on the university website.
Today, Shona worked with a group of in-service primary teachers on technology for languages with young learners (see more). We used the vocabulary materials developed for the project by Euline and Sanderin for primary learners.
Then there was a hands-on session with Notebook (for the Smart board) on a seasonal topic: making a Christmas cake. Drawing on a idea from one of our project teachers, I had our workshop participants use the camera capture tool to select images from a series of little home videos to design IWB learning activities for 8-10 year olds.