Tuesday, 10 August 2021

The origin of the names of the days of the week

 I have found this interesting video about the origin of the names of the days of the week and would like to share it with you.

👉Please, leave your opinion in comments :)

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Expressing likes and dislikes

You must be very familiar with these icons because you associate them with a popular social network.

The fact is that I want you to revise expressing likes and dislikes in English.

Love, like, dislike, hate are verbs used to express preferences ; things or activities that we like to do (I like hamburgers / Me gustan las hamburguesas)  and things or activities that we do not like to do (I dislike hamburgers / No me gustan las hamburguesas).

These verbs are regularly followed by two types of words:
1. nouns 
2. verbs

1. Nouns . Examples:
-I love cars. (Me encantan los carros)
-She likes movies.  (Le gustan las películas)
-We don’t like sad music. (No nos gusta la música triste)
-We dislike sad music. (No nos gusta la música triste)
-He hates soup. (Odia la sopa)

2. Verbs
a) Verbo + ing
–She loves dancing. (Le encanta bailar)
-I like playing tennis. (Me gustan jugar al tenis)
-He doesn’t like eating vegetables. (A él no le gusta comer verduras/vegetales)
-He dislikes washing up. (A él no le gusta lavar los platos)
-They hate doing homework. (Odian hacer los deberes del colegio)

Let´s do some online activities to check if you have understood:
Excersice ONE 
Excersice TWO

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Aula Cavila UNLP

Feliz de participar en una nueva capacitación en línea. Con muchas ganas de aprender en este nuevo entorno.//
Very happy to participate of this online teacher training. I am very excited with this possibility of learning new things. 

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

A Lesson Plan using digital tools

Yesterday I took a KET course to the computer room. Let  me share my lesson plan with you:

- I prepared a questionaire. They were about 10 questions such as:  what is the level course? , how many students are there in the class? Do they have laptops/computers/ smartphones/ tablets? , how many students have wifi at home, etc.)

- I asked the students to take a sheet of paper and write✎ down the questions.

- Then I asked them to gather in pairs or groups of three and go to different courses to get the answers. They had 20 minutes for this task.

- While the students were doing the questionaire, I went to the computing room and turned on the computers.

- I wrote the digital activities to do on the board:

  • Open Word,
  • Set Arial Font, size 14 for the title and 12 for the text,
  • Copy the questions and the answers,
  • Enrich your text with images downloaded from Internet,
  • Edit the images, 
  • Revise spelling using the spell checker,
  • Include your names, course code and date,
  • Call me to check your work,
  • If everything is OK, send me your files via mail .
  • Your works will be published in our blog and you will be able to share it on your social networks.

- After the 20 minutes  ⏰, students came to the computing room and followed the instructions on board. I was a facilitator , helping whenever it was necessary.

- While they were working, I used my smartphone  📱and made a very short "boomerang" video and uploaded it to the institutional Instagram account.

- I asked students who had an Instagram account to look for the institutional  Instagram  account and have a look at the video . They liked it and sent 💕Some girls took a selfie and uploaded it to Instagram.

- Once they had finished, I asked them about the experience: They were very pleased and happy because the tasks were original. They liked the idea of interacting with students of different courses. They also liked doing something with digital technology. Some of them learned how to edit images and others learned about cloud computing. 

As you can see, technology is just a tool. You should be creative, think out of the box and motivate  your millenial students with simple activities. 

Here is the link to the final digital booklet.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Padlet - pizarra interactiva en línea

Padlet es una excelente opción muy simple para guardar y compartir contenido multimedia. Podemos utilizarlo como un archivo personal o como una pizarra colaborativa.

Lo bueno de esta herramienta es que está disponible como ¡aplicación para el celular! Quiero señalar que, abriendo una cuenta el docente, no es necesario que los alumnos se creen una.

La sugiero porque los alumnos  no dejan de usar el celular un segundo . Se pueden subir vídeos e imágenes y escribir textos. También se puede ingresar a distintos padlets a través de links y no hace falta bajarla (ya que a veces dicen no tener espacio en la memoria). 

En caso de querer proteger el documento, se puede usar una contraseña. 

El único inconveniente en usarla es que sólo se pueden crear hasta 6 Padlets. La opción para hacer más es pagando una subscripción o borrando Padlets anteriores. 

Si la llegan a utilizar en alguno de sus cursos, les pido que compartan la experiencia dejando un comentario para enriquecernos todos.