A TiLT Webinar with Linda McLean: “Lessons in / from lockdown: My Bitmoji & me”

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ALL London organises webinars for the MFL community and this webinar, held in a Zoom room and also viewable on an unlisted YouTube stream, is open to all MFL teachers.  We hope that you will like us and want to join!

We thank Joe Dale for co-ordinating  the TiLT (Technology in Language Teaching)  series of webinars, bringing together teachers who are interested in  developing their use of technology in their teaching.  As well as  enhancing our skills, we also get to meet other ‘keenies’  from across the globe, and can get to know each other informally by chatting before, during and after the webinar.

We also thank the presenters, who give freely of their time and expertise.  Where possible, most sessions are recorded and available for viewing later.


A walk through the digital journey of how, as a school,  we went from online synchronous teaching during lockdown to a “blended learning” approach based on 3 “strands” – Microsoft Teams, Powerpoint (Virtual Classroom) and Microsoft One Note. I intend to look at the successes and challenges we have faced in Modern Languages teaching using this model and how we have adapted to what is now a 100% digital style of Modern Languages Teaching. I want  also to emphasise the benefits of using Microsoft OneNote as a means of differentiation in Modern Languages and also how to cope with the overwhelming amount of apps, websites, digital tools and methodology available to us. I would also like to pose some questions: Is technology a fitting replacement for “live” teaching? Are we trying too hard in Modern Languages? Have we thrown the baby out with the bath water?


Linda McLean – Linda is currently a teacher of Modern Languages at West Calder High School, West Lothian. She has been teaching for 19 years and was a former Principal Teacher of Modern Languages in Belmont Academy, South Ayrshire. She has a particular passion for inclusion in Modern Languages and rescuing the teaching and learning of German in secondary schools.  Throughout lockdown, she was the online teacher for German in the SCILT/ eSgoil national online school, as well as managing her own classes at West Calder High School.


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