The project team are back again, yawning and stretching after the relaxing summer break, and ready to do some work! We held our first cafe session on 21st September and shared lots of stories about our summer treks and (more) cake and tea, and it was really great to see everyone again.
This first session after the break, involved everyone talking through possible topics that they would focus on throughout the workshop activities, over the life of the project. The topics that are chosen will form the core around which all of the activities that will be created during workshops will be collected, so for example, Frances has chosen ‘Chinese festivals’ as her topic. In each workshop, she will use a different technology to create a teaching resource linked to this topic. By the end of the project, she will have an online portfolio of materials which can be collected in the LanguageBox under the topic heading of ‘Chinese festivals’ – and each item, and the collection itself, will be shared with the wider community.
Topics chosen so far include: food and drink; Afghanistan; Polish customs and traditions; festivals; summer; places of interest in Hungary; transport; weddings; jobs and job-hunting…and more!
We ended the evening by talking through how we would prepare for next week’s workshop on podcasting: homework was to prepare a short script to be recorded next week, and uploaded to LanguageBox.
The group also began to think about larger scale resource-creation projects to do over the winter.