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  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    Hi Joel,
    You know how much I like the travelling tales!!! This is just a fantastic project! And what’s more? I love the idea that someone is asking for a French version! At last, I’m not the only one anymore. It would be great if we could try to create one.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Magali

    • Thanks for you comments Magali. Yes a French version would be great. I’ll put some tweets out over the next week or so and see what comes back. Do you know anyone else around the world? Thanks again Cheers Joel

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    Thank you very much for your comment Joel!
    It has been a pleasure too to be part of the Coetail experience with you!
    Cheers
    Magali

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    Hi Lauren,
    Thanks for your comment and for watching my video!
    You should definitely try a Genius Hour with your students! Regardless of their level of English, they will love it! And you too!

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    Hello Nicky,
    What a great project!
    I really like the idea of working at grade level!
    That’s a excellent idea that I’d like to try with my colleagues!
    Bravo!
    Magali

    • Thank you, Magali! It’s definitely tricky collaborating across the grade level, but connecting also brought us close together as a group. Good luck with your grade level projects!

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    Merci Nadine pour ton commentaire!
    My Grade5 students enjoyed presenting in front of the other French classes. I think that what you meant.

    Thanks again!
    Magali

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    Hello Nadine,
    Good project! Like Leah, I really like the way you introduced your project.
    I’m curious to see how your students were working on their writing.
    Congrats!
    Magali

    • Merci Magali!!

      If you’d like to see more of my students’ writing and comments please feel free to visit (and comment!) on our students’ portfolios under Ms.Kitto & Ms.Sanchez’s students http://gr2024.blogspot.com.br

      I’m sure the students would be excited to see more visitors and if you’d like you could have your students comment as well!…

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    Hello Iain,
    I didn’t know football could be fairtrade! (For me, it can just break things in the house!!) One of my son who is also learning about fairtrade would be excited to hear that!
    That’s an interesting project! I like how you started off with the lockers challenge!
    Bravo!

    • Hello Magali

      Ha ha, my son does exactly the same with pretty much anything he can get his hands on! Yeah it was really great to feel that the project had real substance to it rather than just learning subject skills and knowledge, it was also life lessons for the kids. in truth it was maybe a little ambitious as there was heavy involvement in the…[Read more]

  • I finally did it!
    How I was dreading this 10mn video but in the end, that was a powerful way of reflecting. I enjoyed working that way with my students. I enjoyed documenting even though I felt sometimes that I […]

    • What a wonderful project Magali!

      J’ai beaucoup aimer voir comment on peut utiliser COETAIL dans des classes qui ne sont pas juste avec un group d’etudiants.

      Super pour les etudiants de pouvoir faire de la recherche avec un partenaire et de comprendre l’effet que les illustrations prennent sur les autres.

      Bravo a vous et aux etudiants.

      NKS

      • Merci Nadine pour ton commentaire!
        My Grade5 students enjoyed presenting in front of the other French classes. I think that what you meant.

        Thanks again!
        Magali

    • It was great to see how you’ve used Genius Hour in French class, Magali! I love how the students got to research a topic of their choice. This was an authentic way to use French–as they made cupcakes, learned about their favorite game, and presented about pranks. Thank you for sharing!

      • Hi Lauren,
        Thanks for your comment and for watching my video!
        You should definitely try a Genius Hour with your students! Regardless of their level of English, they will love it! And you too!

    • Awesome project Magali,
      I love the fact you are given your students so much choice in the classroom so that they fell empowered. The way you ended your video is so important moving forward…it is all about the process not the final product.
      Well done on an awesome COETAIL experience. It has been great to be part of it with you.
      From one of your local PLN members!
      Cheers,
      Joel

      • Thank you very much for your comment Joel!
        It has been a pleasure too to be part of the Coetail experience with you!
        Cheers
        Magali

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 1 year, 12 months ago

    Thanks Rebekah for your encouraging support!
    I have few projects with teachers from my school and from other continent and I’m hoping to be able to share very soon about them!

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 1 year, 12 months ago

    Hello Ian,
    Thanks for the link to your blog! That’s exactly what I look for: very simple material that younger learners can name in another language!

    As for the infographic, sorry for the link, I think it was the same as you.

    Thanks again for your comment.

  • Magali Brutel wrote a new post, #smartertogether, on the site Voyage Coetail 2 years ago

    Before Coetail, I was a happy lurker, connected to a lot of social networks. I used them to find information, to stay in the loop. I was following people with the same interests as mine.
    Tom Whitby explained in […]

    • I think you could be such a valuable member of the the world languages learning network. You have so many things to offer the community. It’s been a privilege to watch you become an active member of the community. Thank you for all you contribute.

      • Thanks Rebekah for your encouraging support!
        I have few projects with teachers from my school and from other continent and I’m hoping to be able to share very soon about them!

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Merci Stéphane!
    Ce serait super si on pouvait trouver un endroit dans l’école pour faire un Popup makerspace qui permette d’attirer plus de passage!

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Merci Nora pour ton commentaire!
    C’était une activité EN français et non pas DE français. L’avantage avec la récupération, c’est que tout le vocabulaire est connu!
    Les élèves ont pu donc laisser libre cours à leur imagination, ils ont pu créer, bidouiller, trouver des solutions pour que ça fonctionne sans que le professeur leur dise quoi faire…[Read more]

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Merci Liz!
    That’s the plan: having another popup makerspace and why not trying to set up a tinkering space here at school?

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    I’d love to be able to use the Makerspace in Grade 1 and the MakeyMakey. One of my idea as a final project was to have my older students develop a game with Scratch and the youngest would use it with Makey Makey. That’s something that we should try, what do you think?

    • Hi Magali,

      I think this is a great idea. Would love to tap into your expertise with MakeyMakey. We’ll set up a meeting this week.
      Suzy

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Hi Suzy,
    Thank you for your comment!
    The scribble-bot seen in the video was one of 1st grader! How excellent!
    We’ll organize some Makey Makey lessons, it’s good fun!!
    I love your idea of having the students bring back their learning. And I can’t wait to discuss it with you.
    Magali

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Hello Rebekah,
    Thanks for your comment!
    Yes, instructions were in French! What’s great too was: they already knew a lot of vocabulary. My students were “using” French more than “learning French”! We had such a good time!

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Dear Suzie,
    How funny that we posted on the same subject almost at the same time!
    I really like how deep you go into your reflection. Count me in to create a space for makers!
    As you see in my post http://www.coetail.com/magalibrutel/2016/10/15/wow-moment-popup-makerspace-in-french/, what I did last year was truly a success and as Adele and you…[Read more]

    • Hi Magali,
      Thank you so much for your comment . I just read your post. Such great visuals and I am excited to combine our thinking and skills. I really liked your MakeyMakey controller. I am thinking it would be great if the French department used the Makerspace in the Grade 1 area with their French students. Let’s talk about this. I would really…[Read more]

      • I’d love to be able to use the Makerspace in Grade 1 and the MakeyMakey. One of my idea as a final project was to have my older students develop a game with Scratch and the youngest would use it with Makey Makey. That’s something that we should try, what do you think?

        • Hi Magali,

          I think this is a great idea. Would love to tap into your expertise with MakeyMakey. We’ll set up a meeting this week.
          Suzy

  • Isn’t it wonderful when you hear your students having those moments?
    Last spring, I set up a popup maker space. For a whole morning, my students tinkered, made, built and played with scribbling m […]

    • Sooo cool! I love the pictures and seeing the kids and you geek out! Did they have to read the instructions in French…what motivation to figure out the language. Love it and can’t wait to hear more!

      • Hello Rebekah,
        Thanks for your comment!
        Yes, instructions were in French! What’s great too was: they already knew a lot of vocabulary. My students were “using” French more than “learning French”! We had such a good time!

    • Hi Magali,

      So wonderful to hear that wow factor from your students. I really enjoyed reading your post, especially like the makeymakey/Pac Man controller. I am about to start using, so will be down the corridor for some advice. I would really like to get my grade 1 students involved in their French class and bring back their learning to the homeroom. Let’s talk about how we can do this. Really enjoying reading what you are doing Magali, loving the way they are bringing their language learning into authentic projects. Fantastic, thank you for sharing what you are doing so visually.
      Suzy

      • Hi Suzy,
        Thank you for your comment!
        The scribble-bot seen in the video was one of 1st grader! How excellent!
        We’ll organize some Makey Makey lessons, it’s good fun!!
        I love your idea of having the students bring back their learning. And I can’t wait to discuss it with you.
        Magali

    • Merci Liz!
      That’s the plan: having another popup makerspace and why not trying to set up a tinkering space here at school?

    • Merci Nora pour ton commentaire!
      C’était une activité EN français et non pas DE français. L’avantage avec la récupération, c’est que tout le vocabulaire est connu!
      Les élèves ont pu donc laisser libre cours à leur imagination, ils ont pu créer, bidouiller, trouver des solutions pour que ça fonctionne sans que le professeur leur dise quoi faire.
      Bonus: ils ont même appris à exprimer leur frustration en français!
      Avec plaisir, je t’expliquerai comment je m’y suis prise!

    • J’ai beaucoup aimé ton post. Ton activité semble avoir été l’occasion pour les élèves de parler français dans un contexte stimulant et j’imagine qu’ils étaient très motivés! Merci aussi pour le lien vers le Thinkering studio que je ne le connaissais pas et qui est plein de ressources fun à faire avec les élèves. Super que tu puisses le faire à nouveau en décembre!

      • Merci Stéphane!
        Ce serait super si on pouvait trouver un endroit dans l’école pour faire un Popup makerspace qui permette d’attirer plus de passage!

  • Magali Brutel posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    Hello Kim Stephanie,
    You’re so right about the portfolios and how difficult it is to gather pieces of work a natural way!!!
    And I couldn’t agree more about the word reflection. My students just don’t like it. With my Grade4, I’ve started to use Seesaw. Every other week, I make sure that every student has something on their portfolio and I asked…[Read more]

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