Whilst out in Denmark for our most recent trip, we were fortunate enough have the loan of a segway… and nobody ended up knocked in to the harbour!
Thank you to Stephan Stephensen, who describes himself as “a technology and gadget freak”, and, like me, thinks the Segway is an amazing piece of equipment …and a brilliant toy too.
Stephan also uses his passion for technology to create some great teaching materials that engage children, from many countries across the world, in the process of learning English.
Children learn English as a second language with Mingoville‘s online-based course featuring fun English learning games, grammar, songs, and more.
Mingoville is an online English learning program for children 5–15 years old. Mingoville is a narrative universe also known for its virtual town inhabited by flamingos, each of whom has a unique personality and speaks only English. All instructions in the program are explained in English.
The program is translated into 32 languages and it is said to be more than 700,000 users worldwide are using Mingoville as a part of the English learning process.
We had a glimpse of Mingoville, and I have to say I was very impressed. There is a superb and really engaging feel to the site. I am also impressed that they have users in so many languages and across the world.
If you have an iPhone or iPad, please see their newest App, that focuses on helping children to learn how to tell the time. “Fun Clock – Learn to tell time”
My first go on a Segway was when we used it to start a presentation in Copenhagen at the Uddannelsesforum.
There’s a great Segway picture from the original event under the headline “Magic in the Air at Uddannelsesforum…” website in Danish. The text under the phtoto translates into: “Tim Rylands is almost flying, both on his Segway and in his presentation”
The Segway was a “memory of running” for me. I was surprised how quickly I took to it, especially as normally I fall over so easily even when standing up
I am hooked!
Thank you so much Stephan, and others, for taking the trouble to get things sorted out – very, very kind
We’re on a roll!