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?"





martes, 5 de julio de 2016

Visiting Shakespeare's birth place

Hi there!

Please follow the instructions in this handout about Shakespeare's birthplace.

https://issuu.com/miquelangelfuentes/docs/shakespearebirthplace/1



The Lottery Story

Quizlet on Extreme Adjectives

Hi there!

Please check this Quizlet to learn about extreme adjectives.

Reading through Google Forms

Please access the link here:

http://goo.gl/forms/JYveNw39LRDQ2fz42


Complete the reading on the piece of news "Glass Bridge in China":

Glass bridge in China
Not for the faint-hearted! A glass bridge has been erected in China and people are already taking a crack at it. Brave volunteers and staff thrashed sledgehammers down onto the glass bottom bridge beneath them to test the strength and sturdiness of the structure. And with the bridge being suspended a whopping 300 metres above ground that definitely took some guts.Israeli Haim Dotan is the chief architect behind the project, which its creators claim is the largest glass bridge of its kind in the world.
The courageous volunteers were harnessed to the side of the bridge as a precaution but reassuringly none of them managed to break through the glass. And just to drive the point home, a 15-tonne SUV was then driven over the glass just to, er, hammer in its strength.

Listen and watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD05TM7zeBY

Source: http://www.newsinlevels.com/products/glass-bridge-in-china-level-3/


lunes, 4 de julio de 2016

Using Padlet in the classroom

Hi there!

The activity I have designed on padlet can be accessed through the following link:

https://padlet.com/miquelangel_fuentes/j5w27i48dz9i



As you can see, students are meant to follow the instructions and write about their favourite thing answering the set of questions provided in the description.

· What is it?
· What is it made of?
· Can you describe it?
· What is its use?
· Why is it your favourite thing?
· Add a nice picture!

Link for grammar practice

The website I have chosen is

http://www.usingenglish.com/

It is aimed for both students and teachers.
The section for students provides English Tests covering beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, with a wide variety of grammar and vocabulary activities, tips on essay writing, and links to online dictionaries, etc.
Free grammar and vocabulary handouts, online quizzes, and lesson plans are available in the teacher section.



Welcome to my blog!

Hi there!

I hope you find the tracking of this experience interesting!

Best regards,

Miquel Àngel Fuentes