Friday, 30 October 2015

Innovador método de aprendizaje de inglés

¿Sin tiempo para aprender inglés en una escuela o instituto de idiomas? Te ofrezco clases virtuales de inglés  en el horario que más te convenga. 
Sólo necesitás una computadora con conexión a Internet. (Solo disponible en Argentina)

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Selfie Song with lyrics


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 150th Anniversary


On its 150th birthday, learn some facts about the famous tale: Alice in Wonderland: 

Alice is named after a real-life Alice – the 10-year-old daughter of the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University Alice Liddell, who heard, along with her two sisters, the very first version of the tale during a boat trip on the Thames, and begged Carroll to write it down. Alice’s copy of the story is now on display in The British Library.

Free digital copies from Guteberg Project


Friday, 26 June 2015

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

For literature lovers

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

Here is the link to enjoy literature


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

April 22 Earth Day


Background

The April 22 Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.



What do people do?
Earth Day is not a public holiday, but it is usually celebrated with outdoor performances, where individuals or groups perform acts of service to earth. Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, conducting various programs for recycling and conservation, using recyclable containers for snacks and lunches. Some people are encouraged to sign petitions to governments, calling for stronger or immediate action to stop global warming and to reverse environmental destruction. Television stations frequently air programs dealing with environmental issues.

Resources:
Scholastic Lesson and activities for Earth Day and beyond that help students build an awareness of our planet’s needs and develop ways to meet them.

Monday, 30 March 2015

About Easter

Origin of the word Easter :

In most European languages, the word for Easter comes from the Hebrew Pesach.We can see the connection easily in French Pâques, Italian Pasqua, Spanish Pascua, Dutch Pasen, Danish Påske or Russian Paskha, for example. All of these words refer to the Jewish feast of Passover, which was the setting for the Easter events recounted in the Christian Gospels.

Why is it, then, that the English word for this feast is so different? Where does the word Easter come from?

According to various sources, the name Easter has its origin with a goddess of the Anglo-Saxons named Eostre (also Estre, Estara, Eastre, Ostara, and similar spellings in various sources). It is believed that she is the goddess of the dawn and was worshipped in the spring by pagans in Northern Europe and the British Isles.
In the UK Easter is one of the major Christian festivals of the year. It is full of customs, folklore and traditional food. However, Easter in Britain has its beginnings long before the arrival of Christianity.

In Britain Easter occurs at a different time each year. It is observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that the festival can occur on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25. Not only is Easter the end of the winter it is also the end of Lent, traditionally a time of fasting in the Christian calendar. It is therefore often a time of fun and celebration.

What do people do?

People who regularly attend church often attend special services on Easter Sunday. These may be longer than on other Sundays. In churches, it is generally a festive occasion with an emphasis on the dawn of a new life.

Many people celebrate Easter Sunday by decorating, exchanging or searching for eggs. The eggs may be fresh or boiled eggs laid by chickens or other birds, chocolate eggs or eggs made of other materials. Many children believe that the Easter bunny or rabbit comes to their house or garden to hide eggs. They may search for these eggs or find that the Easter bunny has left them in an obvious place.


Friday, 20 March 2015

March equinox

There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal.



On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it's called an “equinox”, derived from Latin, meaning "equal night"

The March equinox is also known as the "spring (vernal) equinox" in the northern hemisphere and as the "autumnal (fall) equinox" in the southern hemisphere.The March equinox has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth in the Northern Hemisphere. Many cultures celebrate spring festivals and holidays around the March equinox, like Easter and Passover.

But today will be freaky because the Earth will be under the influence of a solar eclipse and full moon, too. Watch this interesting video:

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th. It is a festival of romantic love when people show feelings of love, affection and friendship. Many people give cards, letters, flowers or presents to people they love.They may also arrange a romantic meal in a restaurant or night in a hotel, while others may choose this day to propose or get married.

Background

The origins of Valentine's Day are not clear but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 CE during the reign of Claudius II for refusing to give up his Christian faith. St Valentine was caught marrying Christian couples. However, another theory says  that the church used the day of St Valentine’s martyrdom to Christianize the old Roman Lupercalia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February.



Further reading:
Saint Valentine
Lupercalia
Music:
Love is in the air - subtitled
How deep is your love 

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Proyecto Nacional Primaria Digital - National Primary Public Education Poject on ICT in Argentina

Coordinadores y Capacitadores de Primaria Digital en la Universidad de "3 de Febrero"
Coordinators and Teacher trainers for Primaria Digital
at the University of  " 3 de Febrero", Argentina

El Programa Primaria digital involucra a mas de 200 capacitadores, 12.000 docentes y tiene como destinatarios finales casi 160.000 alumnos de toda la Provincia de Buenos Aires.
El compromiso con la educación Publica, con la inclusión y con la convicción de que desde la educación podemos y debemos integrar a los mas desfavorecidos en la sociedad.

The Program "Digital Primary Public Education" involves more than 200 teacher trainers, 12,000 teachers and is intended for 160,000 students of the Province of Buenos Aires. 
 


Manual "Primaria Digital- TIC en la Escuela Primaria" 
Módulo Docentes 



Enlaces de interés: 
- Escritorio Modalidad Educación Especial