Friday, 13 December 2013
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Monday, 2 December 2013
Friday, 22 November 2013
http://www.biography.com/people/john-f-kennedy-9362930 http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/john_f_kennedy http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/witness/november/22/newsid_3211000/3211055.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/22/newsid_2451000/2451143.stm http://www.mercurynews.com/jfk/ci_24538079/infographic-jfks-assassination-and-conspiracy-theories?source=pkg
Monday, 4 November 2013
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Do you want to be scared to death in your English Class? Watch The Woman in Black, a spine-chilling British ghost story to celebrate Halloween with older students. The film has all the ingredients to get easily scared: an eerie house in the middle of a marsh, a young lawyer trying to discover terrible secrets, a lot of children in danger and the scariest ghost ever: the woman in black.
Watch it on DVD and improve your English with these interactive actvities hosted at www.cinemaperaestudiants.cat
Attention: don't watch it alone. Beware of the Woman in Black.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Write a text of 50 words minimum describing an embarrassing situation. It can be real or invented. Remember to use the PAST SIMPLE AND THE PAST CONTINUOUS tenses.
VERY IMPORTANT: WRITE YOUR NAME AND YOUR COURSE IN YOUR COMMENT!
Monday, 30 September 2013
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Download this document to practice the Past Continuous Tense http://es.scribd.com/doc/171861422/Past-Continuous
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Watch this TV spot and then read about this amazing true story. Do the activities on the worksheet embedded. http://beachcombersalert.org/RubberDuckies.html
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Write a POST COMMENTARY with a short story including a special moment of summer 2013 which ends with the sentence in this blog entry:... AND THAT WAS A MOMENT THAT MADE SUMMER REALLY SPECIAL FOR ME.
Monday, 16 September 2013
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Friday, 31 May 2013
This entry is just for primary teachers interested in music and adding rythm to their lessons. It's developed by Vanessa Reilly, a great teacher I met this spring doing Oxford seminars in different cities in Spain. http://vanessareillytelt.wordpress.com/ Give it a try. Some Harmony in the Classroom would be a nice ingredient!
These two videos show amazing possibilities with augmented reality in our daily lives, at home, at school or at work. Excellent for nice compositions with the future will. In the near future... what will people be able to do with technology?
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Interview with Carme Prats i Joaniquet, manager of the CreativeCH showcase in Terrassa, Catalonia In a nutshell, what is the concept of your showcase? Our showcase aims to bring cultural heritage closer to the young generation. ICT solutions allow us to talk about heritage with a cross-cutting approach and to integrate contributions of museum and site visitors to the project. In this context, mNACTEC is developing a self-guided walking tour mobile app that focuses on touring the city’s major sites... and some hidden gems! We have already launched El Fotocroma del mNACTEC, a chroma-key installation that mixes images of museum visitors into scenes of Terrassa industrial heritage. An iPad kiosk is available for the visitors to select the desired scenario (from historical photos to outstanding museum pieces), take photos, and download and share the results with friends on social networks. What are special or innovative features of your showcase? Using ICT to recognize and value our industrial heritage in an engaging way. Because we believe it’s essential to engage our target (young people) in the conceptualization and implementation of the showcase. To develop, use and test the methodology for this is an important part of the project. How do you involve local organisations, students or other participants? It is our priority to involve them actively. Young people play a central role in the showcase, as they are not only our audience but are strongly involved in the project: proposing concepts and content, testing results... Therefore we work together with Torre del Palau High School, recognised for their best practices in the field of enhancing learning through ICT. And they are in Terrassa! We are now looking for a way to reach young people outside the classroom, for example, through a contest or other attractive activities. We expect to have some results by May. Regarding public administration, we have support at different levels: locally, mNACTEC is working with Terrassa City Council, specifically the Environmental Area and Tourism Area; at the regional level we collaborate with the Department of Education. And, of course, we don’t forget our museum visitors! We encourage them to be active, for example, by giving feedback when taking photos at the chroma-key installation. What are your experiences and lessons learned as yet? We made an interesting discovery: nowadays, it is a must to work towards the complementarity between virtual and presential elements. For example, with this showcase, we are suggesting a cross-sectional view, a new perspective to all museum exhibits, through visits “à la carte” with iPads, treasure hunting with smartphones and QR codes... Moreover, there must be a connection between the “inside” and the “outside”, this is, between the museum exhibits and Terrassa. How will you know that the showcase has been successful? Well, our chroma-key is already quite an event! Last Sunday, entrance to mNACTEC was free and visitors had the opportunity to “play” with this new installation. On Monday morning we checked the server where the photos are stored and... wow! We were amazed by the creative photos the visitors took. Why is it a success? Because it’s innovative, playful and fun! In general, I think the showcase will attract a specific segment of our museum and site visitors, the young and ICT-savvy generation. On the other hand, the showcase is an innovative element but it is not isolated: we create synergies, for example, with the Fira Modernista, a very popular local event. And one last thing: In the showcase process feedback is fundamental. We take evaluation very seriously, not only at the end, but during the whole process. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO READ THE INTERVIEW WWW.CREATIVE-HERITAGE.EU
Thursday, 4 April 2013
Click on the BBC link to read and listen about a dangerous problem in modern cities: LIGHT POLLUTION http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/2013/03/130325_witn_light_pollution.shtml
Monday, 18 March 2013
Monday, 4 March 2013
This is how our 4ESO students looked like back in 2001. We had a great time writing and videotaping the introductions. Angels Torra did her best video editing the clip! Thanks Angels! Thanks for the good times, guys!
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
THE HUNGER GAMES FILM is an adaptation of the novel by Suzanne Collins. It's a really popular saga among teenagers, who love the action-packed plot of both film and book. If you want to improve your English, I recommend you wath the film and do the interactive activities on the cinemaperaestudiants.cat website. I'm sure you'll have a good time with the activities. Don't forget, may the odds be ever in your favor!