miércoles, 14 de marzo de 2018

3º British: VideoScribe

Your new (and last) task this year will be: create a videoscribe presentation! VideoScribe is a software tool quite easy and intuitive to work with; By visiting its website, you can download a 7-days FREE version, that should be enough for your task. You can read some basic instructions in this link (Spanish). It is really easy, you only need to be a bit patient meanwhile the software compile your instructions...

You can do it individually, in pairs or in groups. These are the basic requirements:

- The main issue must be one of the topics from this year’s syllabus (Geography).
- The final product should last between 4 and 8 minutes
- At the end of the video, you should include the author’s credits (your names!)
- The video must be in .avi or .mp4 format (compatible with Windows & Android)

When finish (21 May), send the video to blogeducativo08@gmail.com. This activity is mandatory; remember that, as usual, if you don’t do it, or you do it out of time, the mark for this activity will be 0.

Be creative and enjoy the activity. Good luck! J

lunes, 12 de marzo de 2018

4º British: Filming an historical movie

Your new task this year will be: filming an historical short movie! Today, with the daily-use technology is quite easy to became a film director, and that could be a great educational activity, don’t you think so? J

You can do it individually, in pairs or in groups. These are the basic requirements:

  • The main issue must be one of the topics from this year’s syllabus.
  • The story should be historically correct: you can be creative about secondary things (locations, music, clothes, etc.) but the characters should do real historical facts, specially if you choose the option of a documentary movie (maybe you should check for primary sources before preparing the dialogues and speeches...).
  • The final product should last between 4 and 8 minutes
  • After those minutes, you should include the author’s credits
  • The video must be in .avi or .mp4 format (compatible with Windows)

Let’s start with some help... In the following document you can learn about the steps of filming a movie and its technical aspects, such as types of shoots (planos) and camera’s angles.

When finish, send the video (and any extra material that you have created) to blogeducativo08@gmail.com (or, if the file is too big, give me a pendrive). The deadline will be 12 April. This activity is mandatory; remember that, as usual, if you don’t do it, or you do it out of time, the mark for this activity will be 0.

Be creative and enjoy the activity. Good luck!

martes, 6 de marzo de 2018

British: e-learning or how to use Moodle

Moodle is a "Virtual Learning Environment", the platform or tool used to provide online courses (in universities, businesses, government ...). It's like bringing class home with Professor inside. Communication is easy, because it has different tools (forums and chat), and different ways of organizing content area (lessons, web, wikis ...), and even activities (surveys, tests ...). And it's free!

Some of the advantages is that the students can work together to resolve questions and solve problems and also can keep improving the content of study and completing the matter according to current needs.

Probably, you are now familiar with this environment thanks to our own IES but... would you like to go deeper inside? That's your new task... and you shall be responsible to upload the contents to the "course", turning you into your own teachers! But obviously, I will be the webmaster and I will decide the final markt... ;-)

How? I created a special course called:

These courses are "closed", meaning only accessible if you are registered with your user name and your password (be carefull not lossing data!). So, nobody outside the class is allowed to participate.

We will completing this "academic course" gradually. As you see, the index and instrucctions are yet organized, and also include the short version of Moodle Manual for Teachers (Read all of these things carefully!). From now on you who will have to go to them completing sections "content and activities". We will use several class sessions to work in the computer lab, but you can also do some work from home.

Go on! Good luck!

You can see more information on this presentation of Moodle in Mª Jesús Camino’s blog.

miércoles, 28 de febrero de 2018

1ºBritish: Photos from Metalica Vetona

After visiting the Museum, here you have a zip file with your pictures. Remember that you will nedd a password for opening the file.

Have a nice day! 

Cover photo

lunes, 19 de febrero de 2018

1º British: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The named “Seven Wonders” are linked to ancient creations that rivaled in their size, majesty, and beauty.

Ancient civilization constructed some incredible architectural masterpieces. Even when six of the seven wonders no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by humans, these wonders continue to amaze our present day historians and archaeologists. Your task will be to share information with the class concerning these ancient wonders.

These is a double-task activity:

1. Choose your favourite Wonder and complete a card guide for it. You can do it in word, power point or prezi.  Be sure to include data such as: 

a) Name 
b) Location
c) Author or Civilization 
d) When was it built?
e) Why?
f) Highlights about the structure itself 
g) What impressed you the most about it 
h) Some photos (them and now)
i) Why did you choose it as the best one?

You can start by visiting the following link: Seven Wonders’ list

When finish (last day, Sunday 4 March), send your work as an attached file to blogeducativo08@gmail.com. 

2. After the revision, you will do a public speaking in class (8 March). All the members of the team should talk. Cooperation and the use of appropiate vocabulary will be also keep in mind. 

This work will be part of the score at the end of the term. If you fail to finish them or you give it out of date, the mark will be a 0 for this work. 

Enjoy the work and good luck! 

miércoles, 7 de febrero de 2018

3º British: Searching a job in Europe

Before looking for a job oportunity abroad, we must begin with a basic rule: INFORMATION about the country, about its market and labor legislation and, of course, its language.

To facilitate this process, the European Union has an online application for jobs searching (EURES) and a curriculum template, called EUROPASS, which can be completed online and is accepted throughout the European Union. The EURES website also offers information about life in the country of destination and on the labor market (for example, what areas need new workers, etc.).

Also, keep in mind that job interviews can change slightly from one country to another (eg.: interviewers in Germany greatly appreciate a digital or video CV; or if applying as designer or publicist, they will love something catchy and creative).

As students of British Council in a globalise world, you will probably study or work abroad in any moment. Therefore, it would be a good idea to get used to Eures, isn't it? Here is the new double-task activity you have to do:

Task 1.
  • Choose a job offer from this EURES list that is attractive for you. Prepare a Word document explaining why you have chosen that offer and that country. Describe the job offer and the requirements it includes. Which one do you think is the most remarkable topic in the offer? What? Why?

When finish, please send ALL the documents as attached files to blogeducativo08@gmail.com

Task 2

In pairs, you will have to impersonate a job interview for your chosen application in class... 

Good luck! J

martes, 6 de febrero de 2018

4º British: YOUR Historical newspaper

As promised, here you have the zip file with your wonderful historical newspapers from 1851. They look even better than the original ones! Enjoy the reading! :)