viernes, 8 de julio de 2016

A virtual exchange project

Objective

· To get in touch with a contact that your teacher will provide to learn about him/her, his/her culture and his/her everyday life.
· To get students to use English in a real, meaningful context.

TASK 1 (individual)

The students creates a short video presentation introducing himself/herself using MailVU and send it to his/her e-pal.

TASK 2 (in pairs)

The students create a poster about their schools using PosterMyWall and share it with their e-pals.

TASK 3 (in groups of 4)

The students create a set of 4 images with audio using Fotobabble explaining some of the most relevant landmarks of their town.

TASK 4 (individual)

The students write a blog post through Blogger explaining their experience, how they felt and what they found the most interesting of the virtual exchange.




Using SoundCloud in the classroom

In this entry you can find embedded a SoundCloud activity in which students read a short story by Haruki Murakami titled "On seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful April morning".

Enjoy! :)



jueves, 7 de julio de 2016

QR Codes in the classroom

Don't miss out on the QR code of this blog!

Potential uses of QR codes in the classroom:

1. Fill-in-the-gaps activity with audio encrypted in the QR code.

2. It can be involved to provide clues so that students complete reading comprehension tasks.

3. It can be used to generate descriptions of pictures or processes and add it next to them.

4. It can be added to students' handouts with links to Youtube videos for postlesson reviews.

5. The teacher can include a QR code to a full-color picture in a handout instead of printing it in black & white.


A sample of a QR code integrated activity: Back to the future day

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzU-GHFDZCVGV1MxRVNUS2JJWDg/view


3 ideas to use in the classroom

1. https://edpuzzle.com/

Potential use in the classroom: it's a very powerful resource for pre-viewing, while-viewing and post-viewing video activities.



2. https://www.educreations.com

Potential use in the classroom: It's great to generate reviews so that students consolidate target knowledge. It can also be a fantastic tool for students presentations.



3. http://www.voki.com/

Potential use in the classroom: It's perfect for students who are too shy to generate oral products in the classroom since it provides voice digitalization tools and the option to use their own voice.




miércoles, 6 de julio de 2016

Working on video editing




Sorry Abel, we could not transfer the video from our mobile phone to the computer due to technical issues!

Video activities

Hi there!

Please listen to the video and complete the two tasks.

Task 1 - Alyssa Carson has big dreams

http://www.eslvideo.com/eslvideo_quiz_int.php?id=25916


TO DO: complete the quiz in the website.


Task 2 - Threats to coral reefs

http://www.manythings.org/b/e/5000/



TO DO: create a short composition (about 70-80 words) with this title:
"WHAT CAN WE DO TO SAVE CORAL REEFS?"