domingo, 28 de febrero de 2016

Becoming a content curator!

As I commented in my previous post, I have started to gather all the CLIL in a bank common knowledges in order to share it with other, and specially with my classmates.
At this time, as I am becoming in a content curator I have decided to try Symbaloo. This is another tool, similar to Pinterest but a little more visual, that allows you to link your favorite online resources sites. You can save any link along with a picture so that you can easily find it later.
Symbaloo is an attractive and inntuitve tool that permits you create your own personal Interent “webmix”. If you have any doubt about how it work, have a look at my symbaloo board,  although it is not entirely complete :
Having said that,  and as you can see in my webmix, I have gathered and organised the most interesting resources that my classmate shared with me in our Opend CLIL board, on pinterest. My selection has been carried out depending on what I consider more meaningful in my future as a teacher, so it is just the begining of  my content curator life!

I hope you like it!

sábado, 27 de febrero de 2016

How and where can we gather and share what we know about CLIL?

The answer is through a bank of common knowledges. Nowadays, there are a wide range of programs on the Internet that give you the opportunity to create your own bank of knowledges, which can be shared with others. Among them, I would like to highlight Pinterest as it is another challenge in my learning process with ICT.
Pinterest is a social network that allows you to share, comment, interact, and exchange visual materilas such as: photographs, videos, websites and so on. Moreover, you can follow the items that you like the most. Contents are organised around boards and you are allow to add visuals to your own or other´s boards.
Added to that, having a bank common knowledges is something beneficial for teachers. In social networks such as the one I´ve talk, Pinterest, you can find a wide range of resources for your lessons. Apart from that, this program allows you to collaborete with other teacher, share resources with students as they can be provide with a list of resources around a topic or use it as a group work among studentes. Students can work independently and pin ideas in their boards to create a Creative Common Bank. The latter is what he have done!
As we are learning about CLIL, we have a board in Pinterest which is called “Open CLIL” there each of us have to add at least 6 pins. At the end it would be a really useful and enriching tool for our future as bilingual teacher.
Among them, I decided to add things that I found helpful in my internship at a bilungual school such as educational videos related to The Solar System, the cycle of a frog in a visual way, our place in the world, strategics for teaching sight words, attractive experiments to carry out with childrens and so on.
Here are my pins:  Have a look!!

I hope you like my pins!

Creative Commons

Good morning!

As everybody knows, technologies are transforming the way in which materils and contents are created and shared in education. Teachers as well as students should exchange their resources, materils and so on in order to improve their knowledges but it must be done in an appropiate way due to the fact that the use of digital materials in the classrooom is speedily expanding. Creative Commons (CC) has a solution to this issue. It is an organization that provides licenses for creators to use when they expand their works to the public under centain conditions. For this reason, I have decided to create a Creative Common License for my new blog.

The license that I have chosen lets others distribute, share, tweak my creations even commercialise them, as long as the author of the orginal creations is recognized. Everything that I share on my glob has been created on by myself so I would like this to be credited in some way. Apart from that, I would like  my ideas will be useful for others, always with respect.
Related to this, we should make  students aware of the other´s creations. We should teach them that not all materials found on the Internet are free, as well as they belongs to someone. Added to that, the idea of creating a Creative Common materils is an useful way to exchange each  them all their creations in a respectful way.
Having said that, students must be aware of this issue and be able to identify which materials are allowed to use or not. 

I hope it will be useful for you! 

domingo, 21 de febrero de 2016

My PLE and PLN about CLIL

Here is my personal PLE and PLN about CLIL

Once the challenge was presented to me and before starting to design my mindmap, some questions came to my mind:  Where have I gained that knowledge about CLIL?, When?, How do I keep it up?
Aswering these quiestions I have to sait that everything I´ve learn about CLIL is because of the master degree that Iam taking. Unfortunately, I had no the oportunity to do it before.
In order to do my personal background about CLIL I used paint. As everybody knows, it is an outdated tool,  but I consider that it fits with the challenge that we have to do. It is easy and simple to use as well as you can create a wide range of visual things. After finishing it I realize that this tool have some disadvantages. For instances, onces you have finished it you are not allow to edit it, in case that something is wrong. So I recommend using others tools such as coggle or popplet in which you can make changes whenever you want because they are online tools. Therefore, I recognize that I have not used the best tool, taking into account the amount of them we were provided in class.
As you can see in my diagram, I´ve divided the tools depending on their purpose: to create, to share, to organize, to research and to learn. All of them are tools that I use currently in order to get knowlege about CLIL, but I have to say that the most important ones for me are twitter, facebook, whatsapp and pinterest. Not only because I gain knowledges from others but also because I share information with them, which is enriching for my future as a teacher.
The rest of the tools are also important because they allow me to broaden my knowledges and comprehension about CLIL. Ted, youtube, google and so on, are some examples of them.
Having said that, I´ve create a simple and visual PLE/PLN about where I gain knowledge about CLIL. After doing this challenge I am aware of the different tools that provide me information about this topic.
I hope you like it!


Learning by twittering

It´s time to talk about twitter!
As everybody knows twitter is an easy way to discover the latest news related to the topics that interest you. Through twitter you can find the news while they are happening, know more about the issues you care about and get exclusive information in real time. So, If you haven´t got a twitter account, what are you waiting for? With twitter you can improve your knowledges about anything you are interested in.
Currently, Iam study a master degree in bilingual education so in order to gain knwoledges about CLIL I use twitter. Through this social network I am updated with news about education as well as I share my ideas with others. Here you´ve got an example of how I use twitter.  My twitter handle: @Marta_Gayarre . You can take a look if you want! 

Twitter, as we do in ICT class, can be used as an important part fo the learning process. Students and teacher can be connected among them about a common tipic!

Having said that, twitter allows you to be updated and connected with the world. 

Who am I?

Hello everybody!
First of all, I would like to introduce myself by using Powtoon. This is a fantastic tool that allows you to create animated videos and presentations. Here is mine! 
Before facing this challenge, I have never heard about this tool but I have to say that is really easy to use. So if you are not an skillful person with technologies, Don´t worry! The instructions are simple and clear to follow.
Once you have registered on the website, you just have to choose the style that suits you the most for your presentation and start to include the wide variety of options to design it. Among these options you can use images, movements, music, voces, props and so on. Apart form that, you can also export things from the Interent. After finishing the video, you just have to save it and copy the URL. So you can share your attractive and animated presentations with others!
Having said that, Powtoon is an useful resource to carry out in class with your students. You can adapt it depending on the purpose and it can be motivating and attractive to students.

I hope you like it! Let me know if you use another program with your students