Click on an area of questioning (grouped alphabetically) and see if your
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us, and we'll try to put you in touch with someone who can help.
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Green = question; Blue = answer
Index - click on the title to link to the section.
Forms / Writing
from individuals, pending categorisation!
How can I type
to download n A4 sheet which displays accents - designed to be stuck up next
sells very reasonably priced mousemats displaying accents.
have Microsoft Office 2003, you can access a toolbar for inserting accents.
Comic Life for Windows
(Helen Myers 24.10.07)
Link to download: http://plasq.com/downloads
Once file has been created in Comic Life, it can be 'exported' so that even
people who do not have the Comic Life program installed can view it..
(1) File/export/email [the program converts the pages into jpegs and
automatically adds them as attachments to an email)
(2) File/export/export to html [the program converts the pages to html ..
creates a 'launcher'
file and the pages themselves. Pages
(3) File/export/export to image(s)[the program converts the pages to jpegs
AND bitmaps] Page
1 jpg Page
2 jpg Page
1 bitmap Page
(3) File/export/export to movie [the program converts the pages to an avi
movie which can be played through, for example, windows movie player].
|Where can I buy Foreign DVDs?
I have recently discovered an Internet site which has loads of Art House and
World cinema DVDs. (when you need English subtitles to films) : http://www.blahdvd.com/blah/DVD_Home.aspx
I find this is a good supplement to the Amazon site of Art House &
|How can I create
interactive forms / writing frames?
to download an explanation about how to get pupils focused on their
writing through the use of forms (drop-down, free text, check box)
|Where can I download
resources from this site?
for the index page to resources kept on this site.
Resources - boards, cards, dice etc
|A company called Synergy Learning ( 01243 779967 ) sells blank playing cards
@ £13-00 per 1,000. Does anyone have experience of using cards with MFL
can definitely recommend the noiseless dice from his company!.. and also their
mini whiteboards ... we ordered over 1,000 of the boards so that every
classroom in the school could have a set ... very quick 'assessment for
learning'! In cse anyoner doesn;t know the company, they usually have a
stand at BETT. http://www.synergy-group.co.uk/learnhome.html
the white boards (which are more durable than the laminated ones):
|Videos/ Movies / audio
can I get free video/audio clips from the Internet?
|Many web sites have
videos/audio which you can download from their sites. Increasingly,
many news / entertainment sites let you 'subscribe' to them so that your
computer will automatically download new videos/audio which they make
A popular, time-saving, efficient way to keep
up-to-date with where these are, is via iTunes - a free 'database' which
you can download free and which gives you the interface for finding these
e.g. the path to videos for language education:
iTunes store / Podcasts / Education
Featured ones are in the middle, on the right,
the 'top podcasts' for education are ranked in order of popularity
currently language podcasts seem to have really taken off - well done to
Mark Pentleton for being at the top for ages with his new 'Coffee
Break Spanish'!), and you click 'see all' to see all pages (currently
5pages, and 52 of them are for learning languages!)
For 'authentic' video/audio, change your store
from 'UK' to the country of your choice, and follow links to Podcasts.
If you want to 'subscribe' you just click
'subscribe'. BUT, if you don't have an iPOD or you don't know if you
want it yet, click on the picture itself, which takes you to a description
and a link to the WEBSITE where there are instructions on downloads.
There are many sites which give
links to resources e.g.
Here's a link to a page where we have listed ones
we've looked at! 'Video/audio downloads for