Sunday, February 28, 2016

Let's talk about pinterest!


Today I am going to talk about Pinterest.
Pinterest is a social network where you can find creative ideas for school, to decorate your house or whatever you want :)
This tool allows you to share your ideas and also look at what others have shared.

Here are some links that I think will be interesting for you:

1. "The science penguin": This blog gives you ten ideas to teach science vocabulary. When teaching Sciences, one of my worries is the vocabulary children need to learn about the topic. Here you can find different ways to teach the vocabulary, in differents ways that children will enjoy.

2. "Eating the parts of the plants": sometimes worksheets (fichas) can be fun!! Here is a fun and delicious way to teach your students the parts of the plantsand at the same time you can encourage them to eat healthier!

3. "World map": here are some easy and fun activities to work with the continents.

4. "CLIL Geography lesson plan": I found this blog where it explains a cool geography lesson to work with 6th Graders, but can be adapted to younger students.

5. "Food pyramid": in this web page there are different activities to work the food pyramid with the students.

6. "Number line secret code": this math activity is really fun for students. They will have to discover the secret message by doing math operations.

I have started to create my own board too, where I will be posting more CLIL activities that might be helpful for you, here it is:

And finally, you can have a look at the board that me and my peers are creating with all the different ideas we have found!



Creative Common Licence

Hello everyone!

Here you can read all about the creative common licence I use in my blog, the logo is at the footpage and in tyhe link below you can see more details about what this licence allows you to do.

What does your licence allow others to do with your CLIL e-materials?

My licence is called “Attribution-NonComercial-ShareAlike4.0International”. With this type of licence, people can share my work and mosify it but always giving attribution to my work. Although people can shareit, they cannot use it for commercial purposes. As I have said at the beginning, people may modify my work but htey must distribute their contributions under the same licence as the original.

What are goog ways to motivate our students to use Creative Commons material and attribute properly?

As a teacher you should be able to share different resources and materials to contrast and compare different ideas about different ways of teacheng. With this, different teachers will be able to use your work and as well you sill be able to use theirs, this interaction requires a commitment between the people that are sharing their work.

As I have said, you will be sharing your work and using someone else’s work too, and for that we must be really respectful with each other’s work andcontribution’s, and at the same time we must teach our students that everything they read on the internet has an owner, this means that if they are going to use that information they must give credit to its owner.

As a teacher we have to encourage our students to give recognition to someone else’s work, so every time they use someone else’s information, they should mention the source where they found it.

Here is the link to my licence where you can read more about it: 

Monday, February 22, 2016

My PLE and PLN

Here is my first struggle with ICTs. We had to do a mind map showing our PLE (personal learning environment) and our PLN (personal learning network) about CLIL.
I started to hear about CLIL when I began the master in Bilingual Education for Primary Schools in th Rey Juan Carlos University in Vicálvaro. During my time at Complutense University, while getting my degree as a Pre-primary teacher, I’ve never heard or talk about this approach.
The main idea I’ve got from this approach is that a teacher uses the second language as a means to transmit content; well, students and teachers use English in a meaningful way, so the children learn the language by using it in real situations, when they are learning it.
I just know a little bit about this educational approach, and I think it’s great. The only problem I see is that it’s kind of difficult to work with this approach in the schools nowadays. Maybe I am wrong about what I’ve just said because I didn’t had the chance to use it in a class, but from my little experience about what I’ve seen during my practicum it’s really hard to do.

To do the diagram of my CLIL learning I’ve used Novamind, and here came the big problem. At first I had problems while doing it using this tool, and I thought about giving up because I couldn't figure out how to use this tool and was starting to get mad, but at the end one of my peers tought me how to use, and when I figured it out it became really easy to do the mind map. So here is the link where you can see it:

Have a look at the full mindmap in this link:

  Here is an explanation of the different tolls that appear in my mind map: 
To organize information:
·         Dropbox: I use this tool to keep information and share it.
·         Google Drive: it has the same main function as Dropbox that is to keep information, buand also it allows sharing a project with a group of people and being able to modify it in real time.
To share and communicate:
·         Twitter, Facebook and Blogger: I often use them to share information and thoughts about CLIL, and I also have the chance to see the opinions and ideas of other people as well.
·         Gmail: I use it to share my projects, tasks, lessons… and communicate with other people.
·         WhatsApp and Skype: they are very useful to communicate immediately.
·         URJC: the class forum allows sharing projects or tasks about CLIL with our classmates.
To look for information:
·         Google Chrome: both of them are useful to find information about CLIL, to solve doubts related with that, to search pictures or resources linked with it…
·         Pinterest: I use this tool to look for information and ideas for CLIL lessons.
To create new things:
·         StoryJumper: it’s an easy tool to create stories anything everything.
·         Paint: it’s the most common tool used to create simple pictures
·         Movie Maker: to create videos.
·         Microsoft Office: I use it to create the activities or lessons with CLIL methodology.
·         NovaMind: I started using it for this assignment, and I’ve discover it was very helpful.
·         Picassa: I use this tool to create collages that can be useful in some CLIL lessons.

My PLN is connected to my PLE as you can see in my mind map.

Learning by twittering

Hello everyone!

Let's talk about Twitter! Well, Twitter is a social network where you can write your thoughts, or share your opinion in 140 words; these messages are called tweets.

I used to have a Twitter account just to be informed about what happenned around the world, and now I've discover that you can learn a lot from it!

There so many accounts that give a lot of information about different educational topics. You can be updated with the last educational methodologies, how to create activities for your lessons, and also you can share what you know about education.

With Twitter I am learning a lot of things about CLIL, an educational approach that I just started to know and it's great! Here is the link to my first tweet about CLIL:

Here is my twitter account @GoizuetaMarina, you can follow me to read what I share!

Friday, February 19, 2016


Hello bloggers!

I want to share with you my first adventure with ICTs!

I had to do something to present myself to my classmates, but I had no idea about which tools I could use.

At first, I thought of using a tool called Animoto. It is an easy tool to use if you want to make short videos. You have to select the pictures you want for your video, then how you want them to appear and finally you can add a song. But I couldn't use it because I hadn't the premium version of Animoto.

After my failure with Animoto, My doubts started again, What tool could I use? After talking to some of my classmates, I decided to try a tool called Storyjumper. At the beginning I had no idea of how it worked, but when I figured it out it was really easy and fun to use.
I realize that with Storyjumper I could make a book about me!! 

As I've said, with Storyjumper you can create a book about whatever you want. You have to choose what pictures you want for your book, write the text that you want and that’s all!!

Here is my story, I hope you like it! ;)


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hello blogger friends!

Hello blogger friends!!! My name is Marina.

This is my first time creating a blog, so forgive me if I make mistakes, I am learning!! 

I have created this blog to show you my journey with ICTs. I am not very good with technologies, so it's being kind of crazy for me, but at the end I hope I learn how to use all the different tools that I will be discovering through this crazy journey.

I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope you learn something from me!

Feel free to give me feedback I will really appreciate it!

Thank you!! And enjoy!!

Marina :)