Stop Motion Animation

Here is a superb instruction video useful for students on how to make stop-motion animation! It was made by Catherine Elliott, the training manager at Sheffield South City Learning Centre. (some other great ideas from Catherine can be found in this post on Joe Dale’s MFL blog)

 Could be very useful in many different curriculum areas, we have already used it successfully in geography this year for students to explore the formation of coastal landforms and some classes in science have been using it show animations of cell development. There are many other potential uses, for example in languages for students to design and narrate a short scene in their chosen language – using the mp3 microphones to create a soundtrack to go over their animation.

New MFL Website – MYLO

A new website for Modern Foreign Languages from the Department for Education, called MYLO, has been launched today. It is aimed at KS3 and KS4 language learners and offers online learning opportunities for French, German, Spanish and Chinese.

The aim of the site is to engage learners in languages, raise competence and to encourage them to continue studying languages. The site is arranged as a series of challenges. It includes many games and activities and is free to anyone! Whilst individuals can register, by registering as a school you can create a group with unique access codes for your learners and it allows teachers to track the work of individuals and review progress.

Further information and updates can be found on the MYLO blog .

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