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Monday, 20 February 2017

4 infographics to improve writing; connectors and phrases


I'm bringing today a collection of very useful infographics to level up writings and compositions.

You'll probably find this information under the name of connectors, linking words or phrases and, for sure, you'll find thousands of images.

I've collected these ones because I highly recommend the webs where I found them. Don't forget to visit them for info on other topics.

So, here you are the infographics and links to the original source.
In all of them you'll find connectors well organised to adjust writing to communicative purpose.


Aprende Ingl茅s Sila
PDF Printable
Pronunciation of words
 


Cork English Teacher
(Facebook page)


Phrases with grammar tips

Friday, 16 December 2016

3 ready to use Christmas activities


Christmas is coming, a time for having fun in class with English.

In this post I'm sharing 3 reading activities I found in ISLCollective.

馃毄Remember to visit this site, you'll find lots of resources for your classes, well organised and ready to use 馃憤

1. On Christmas Eve. by MrsFrobisher
On Christmas Eve by MrsFrobisher


2. An English Christmas by SCouleon

An English Christmas by SCouleon


3. Christmas time by 1mada

Christmas time by 1mada

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Las 7 Competencias Clave de la LOMCE



Trabajar las Competencias en el aula es una obligaci贸n recogida en la ley de Educaci贸n LOMCE.

Pero no s贸lo por este motivo deber铆amos trabajar las competencias en el aula.
  • Trabajando las competencias ayudaremos a nuestros alumnos a desarrollarse de forma integral.
  • Conocerlas es necesario para el ABP, Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos.

En el informe DeSeCo (2003) se define competencia como “la capacidad de responder a demandas complejas y llevar a cabo tareas diversas de forma adecuada”. La competencia “supone una combinaci贸n de habilidades pr谩cticas, conocimientos, motivaci贸n, valores 茅ticos, actitudes, emociones, y otros componentes sociales y de comportamiento que se movilizan conjuntamente para lograr una acci贸n eficaz”.

Las competencias clave en el Sistema Educativo Espa帽ol aparecen en la Orden ECD/65/2015, de 21 de enero, por la que se describen las relaciones entre las competencias, los contenidos y los criterios de evaluaci贸n de la educaci贸n primaria, la educaci贸n secundaria obligatoria y el bachillerato.


Las 7 Competencias Clave son:
  • Comunicaci贸n ling眉铆stica. CCL
  • Competencia matem谩tica y competencias b谩sicas en ciencia y tecnolog铆a. CMCT
  • Competencia digital. CD
  • Aprender a aprender. CAA
  • Competencias sociales y c铆vicas. CSC
  • Sentido de iniciativa y esp铆ritu emprendedor. SIE
  • Conciencia y expresiones culturales. CEC





Informaci贸n completa e infograf铆as sobre las Competencias en la LOMCE

Friday, 7 October 2016

Interactive Notebook's Table of Contents


Working with Interactive Notebooks can be very rewarding, you can have a look at my students' work in Pinterest, but it also requires perseverance and being a well organised person.

The "Table of Contents" is a must in this methodology.

To make sure that all of your students have all the information, and the right one, you can give them a sample table.

Here you have the table I made for my students. You can download and edit it so you can make the most of it.

TIP: You can share the table in Drive, blog...and give "edit permission" to students. This way the whole class will have access to the document so that keeping it complete will be a collaborative work. Besides, in case a student needs to confirm some information, he or she can check it easily.



Hope it's useful!

Saturday, 30 July 2016

English podcasts for listening activities

Using real English in class not only benefits listening and speaking skills, it can also be very engaging for students.

We can find lots of websites on the net with really good podcasts to take to the classroom.

Ivoox (also known as Audiokiosko) is one of those websites which, besides, has an App, so you or your students, can listen to real English audios anywhere, anytime.


What you can find in Ivoox
  • On demand podcasts
    • Audiobooks
    • Conferences
    • Documentaries
    • ....
  • On line radio
    • Talk radios
    • Music radios
My selection of channels for the English class
App to download
Have a look at Ivoox, it’s free, and start improving your English.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Facebook activity in the English class


Working Digital Competence and writing in the English class
Lesson Plan

Title "Find me on Facebook"

Subject & Level English, E.S.O.

Objectives: to develop Digital Competence skills described in Area 2: “Communication”, Competence 2.6 “Managing digital identity” (to create, adapt and manage one or multiple digital identities, to be able to protect one's e-reputation, to deal with the data that one produces through several accounts and applications) from The European Digital Competence Framework (DIGCOMP).
  • To be aware of our online digital identity.
  • To learn to monitor the information we produce.
  • To learn to protect our digital reputation.
  • To create a fictional Facebook profile
  • To create a 10 points list of good and bad habits for online communications: “Do’s and don’ts in online communications”
Tasks

1. Preparation

Students, in pairs, decide on the character they are going to write about; historical, fictional...

Students enter Fakebook / ClassTools.net and create a profile.
  • Cover: name and image
  • About: date of birth, family info, jobs, studies...
  • Blocks: friends, likes, photos, videos.... with images
  • 5 Posts with images, links and videos if wanted
  • Students save work, give it a password and copy the link given to their page.
2. Showcase

Students watch the profiles created and annotate what they think are:
  • Good habits (in green Post-it)
  • Bad habits (in red Post-it)
Students do this in relation to:
  • safety (giving personal information)
  • images / videos match communication purpose
  • communications match different types of profiles
To do this teacher creates a virtual canvas with Linoit.

3. Debate

Students, with the help of teacher, find the good and bad habits to:
  • Create an adequate digital footprint
  • Indentify information that shouldn’t be shared online
  • Identifying information given through images
4. Conclusion

Students agree on 5 things to do and 5 things to avoid when communicating online.

They put them together in a Linoit canvas under the title “Do’s and don’ts in online communications”

Sample image of a Facebook page created with ClassTools.net

Facebook activity Veronica Alconchel

Friday, 3 June 2016

Dialogando en la red, ¿tambi茅n dentro del aula?


En muchos centros educativos se est谩n planteando, o ya lo han hecho, el permitir el uso de m贸viles en el colegio.

Es una decisi贸n que no hay que tomar a la ligera. No se trata de de ser apocal铆ptico en cuanto a los posibles problemas que pueda traer el tema, tampoco hay que implantar su uso de forma inconsciente sin anticiparse a eso posibles problemas.

Para poder implementar el uso de m贸viles en el centro, y por tanto dentro del aula y en otros espacios, es necesario tener en cuenta varios aspectos, entre los que destacar铆a:

  • Implicaci贸n de la direcci贸n del centro
  • Formaci贸n del profesorado
  • Informaci贸n y formaci贸n a las familias
  • Formaci贸n a los alumnos
  • Protocolos AUP
  • Netiqueta
  • Qu茅 se puede publicar

Sobre alguno de estos temas he escrito en entradas anteriores y tambi茅n he recopilado varios recursos sobre Competencia Digital en Pinterest.

Recomiendo este Hang Out realizado en el NOOC "Comun铆cate en Digital" de EducaLab-INTEF "¿Dialogamos en Digital?"

En esta conversaci贸n entre @raulillodiego y @gorkafm se abordan dudas sobre estos temas y se habla de la experiencia que est谩 viviendo un centro escolar con alumnos que s铆 pueden llevar m贸viles y trabajan con las TIC de forma integrada.


Estos son mis apuntes, con las ideas m谩s importantes, de esta charla.