Saturday, 21 March 2015

Saint Patrick´s Day 2015.

Last Tuesday, we celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day during the break time. It is a festivity that takes place on 17th March in Ireland to commemorate the death of Saint Patrick, but each year it is celebrated in more cities around the world. It took place in the “Salon de Actos” which was decorated with shamrocks, balloons and main symbols of the country as the harp, the Celtic cross and the Claddagh, the pot of gold that appears at the end of the rainbow and the Irish flag. 
Moreover, the students of 1st and 2nd course of ESO could send drinks and food. Teachers and students could buy drinks as orange juice, kiwi juice, milk and tea which represent the Irish culture and their colours; and food as biscuits with the colours of Irish flag (green, orange and white), green and orange cupcakes, Guinness cake, Sponge with snakes, chocolate coins and bars. 
The students collaborated doing a presentation of the story of Saint Patrick’s Day and of a legend called “the farmer and the leprechaun”. They also gave shamrocks as presents to wish good luck, and we have the opportunity of enjoying with the company of an authentic leprechaun. It was short but complete break time. 
By Sara García Pardo.

                             

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Free apps to learn English.

These are the apps that I have used and I think they are very useful to learn English. You can download them for free on your mobile phone. The last one "English Central" is an app that allows you to watch videos, write difficult words that you heard on the video and it all records your voice to check your pronunciation. LEARN AND ENJOY YOURSELF!!!
Mosalingua         Funeasylearn           Duolingo                                            


                                                                                                                                                                                  


Monday, 30 June 2014

My symbaloo for this school year 2013/14.



Here you can find the links to every web, tool, app, blog, game etc that I have used for my classes along this school year.

Monday, 2 June 2014

inteRActive MAP

Last Saturday we went to Peñaranda de Bracamonte (CITA) to present our lastest project which is called "inteRActive MAP" in the I Encuentro de usuarios de Smartphones and tables en educación. It was a fantastic experience, three of my students from 2nd ESO and I explained how to create QR codes and Augmented Reality. We use the following apps: QR-droid and Aurasma in our mobile phones and Unitag and Aurasma Studio in our laptops.


If you look at this map of the UK and the Republic of Ireland you can see QR codes and images; if you scan the codes and the images you can see more than that:
- the green QR codes hide the name of a city and the population of this city.
- the red QR codes hide the name of the capitals and their population.
- the biggest QR codes hide audios telling the experience of some of my students in UK last summer.
- the images hide videos about the monuments, culture, music etc.
And also we have a book of the most important writers in English language, we used Calaméo to transform a powerpoint into a digital book.
Scan this QR and the image with your mobile phone and you find out what is in each one, you will be surprised:





Scan the code with QR-droid. You can see the biography of important writers like: Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Arthur Conan Doyle, George Orwell, J.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.


Scan the image with Aurasma. This is a video of London Tourist Office to promote the London Eye.





Today our video has been published in the Revista Digital de la Junta de Castilla y León.




Have a look at the video:




Monday, 21 April 2014

Storytelling.

Storybird is a platform for writers, readers, and artists of all ages.  Storybird is one of the         world´s largest storytelling communities. This webpage allows your students to have fun reading and creating their own story. It is easy, very easy to write a story or a poem and you can get very nice pictures. Everything is free you have to sign up as a student or as a teacher. Other people can write comments on your story. It is awesome!!