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Dimàirt, 22/Nov/2011

More Gaelic with Port Ellen Primary, Islay

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Two weeks ago I wrote Learning Gaelic with Port Ellen Primary, Islay about how the pupils at Port Ellen Primary School in the south of Islay were learning Gaelic and sharing it online via Twitter. Last week's attempt to help me learning the days of the week and checking I'm doing it right on the blog unfortunately had to be postponed due to technical problems. This week however went without a hitch:

ML and AM in P4/5 are ready to share their #Gaelic with you for the week. @islayblog asked us to learn and teach him the days of the week…

Here are the days of the week now:

Diluain is Monday, Dimairt is Tuesday,Diciadain is Wednesday, Diardaoin is Thursday, Dihaoine is Friday, Disathairne is Saturday #gaelic

And finally:

There are two ways to say Sunday Didomhnaich or La' na Sabaid. #gaelic

Many thanks to ML and AM from P4/5!! I think I'm doing it right on the blog then, thanks to you I can now be confident about using it correctly!

I think this is a great initiative, letting the children learn and also teach the wider world. I often feel I learn best by teaching others what I have learned. Hopefully the children are making the same experience.

In addition to the traditional skills I think it's also great that they are learning to make their first steps in using Twitter and blogs in a supervised environment. Some people might still think social media is a fad, I very much doubt it. If you see how tools like Salesforce Chatter are being rolled out in major global corporations social media is here to stay. Why not start learning at school using it responsibly?

For more from Port Ellen Primary on Twitter go to @portellenps, their blog is at Our Learning Blog.

PS: I don't know if they teach Gaelic as well, Keills Primary School in the north of Islay is also on Twitter since today, they can be found at @KeillsPS. I really need to update my Islay Twitter list soon…

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