Thursday, 26 January 2012

January Seminar contents

Just a few words to review main issues we dealt with last seminar:
Useful sites:
  • wordia: a powerful search engine tying together words, games and videos.
  • gooru: you can click on the Classplan Library to find a comlete taxonmy of lessons by clicking the link. The areas you will find are Math and Science.
Remember to register. Those sites are free and that way you may access to everything.

Strategies and techinques:

Dictoglos: Learners work in cooperative groups to recreate a text that has either been read aloud to the class by the teacher or presented as an audio recording. More info on it:

ICT skills:

Geo-location: learning how to use google maps to map up students' projects.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

CLIL resources from our colleagues

Here you are two wikis where you may get information, resources and ideas for Music and European Culture for DBH Students:

From here I would like to thank the teachers at Uribarri High School who have created these sites for sharing their work with all of us. They are using these wikis with their students following a CLIL methodology so their experience may be very very useful for all of us interested in CLIL.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Using geolocation in CLIL

Geolocation, also called geotagging, is the practice of associat­ing a digital resource with a physical location.
The Earth's surface has been mapped using a longitude and latitude coordinate for every location and technologies such as Google Maps allow for quick access to a geolocation.

Educational Applications 

  • Alternative way of accessing geolocation data rather than textbook pictures
  • Opportunities for cross curricular activities to build knowledge beyond subject specific area
  • Address K-12 curricular outcomes in Science, Math, Social and Physical Education, Languages...
  • ...

We think that developing geolocation tasks with Google Maps may be very useful in CLIL learning-teaching processes as  students will have the opportunity to carry out tasks for different purposes while linking them to the real world. In addition to that, these activities may be very engaging for learners.

Here is a simple Google Maps tutorial:

and another sample map:

Ver Meñaka en un mapa más grande

Monday, 16 January 2012

New Year and soon a new seminar!

Here you have a wonderful site, Interactive Websites for Student Engagement .
I hope you'll be able to find something interesting to match your students' needs.