sábado, 22 de noviembre de 2014

ReadWorks

ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. Over 800,000 educators use ReadWorks' research-based curriculum to improve their students' reading comprehension

The ReadWorks curriculum is based on the most highly regarded, proven research on reading instruction, and includes:


You can follow ReadWorks:


The following video shows how to effectively use ReadWorks' research-based lessons and passages.

viernes, 21 de noviembre de 2014

The Story of Stuff

Very interesting video on the consequences of our economic practices and their impact in environment. In English (subtitled in Spanish). A good proposal to encourage debate in the classroom

 

jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2014

Profesores Visitantes en Estados Unidos y Canadá 2015-2016

El pasado martes 11 se publicó en el BOE la Resolución de 30 de octubre de 2014, de la Secretaría de Estado de Educación, Formación Profesional y Universidades, por la que se convocan plazas para profesores visitantes en centros educativos de Estados Unidos de América y Canadá para el curso académico 2015-2016. 

Toda la información necesaria para solicitar plazas (requisitos, preguntas frecuentes, texto de la resolución, guías sobre los distintos destinos, procesos de selección y fases de la convocatoria...) la podéis encontrar a través del siguiente enlace:


El plazo de solicitudes está abierto hasta el día 26 de noviembre.

miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2014

The English Alley (revisited)

In May 2013 we published a post on The English Alley, a 100% free website designed to help improve your English vocabulary. Here you can find plenty of drawings that show the different vocabulary terms. Everything is organized in themes (house, park, school...) and when you put the cursor over the drawings you will hear the pronunciation of the words, and if you click on many of them it will give you access to a new vocabulary page.

TheEnglish Alley has since developed new contents and has become an amazing resource for teaching and learning ESL by means of an easy navigation and a very visually-pleasing interface.


domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2014

NASA Kid’s Club

NASA Kid’s Club offers information and resources about space science to the kids. It has activities and safe and funny educational games from the space agency. The website doesn’t require children to register or email address to post comment. 


Children can learn about math and science by playing and doing space-related games and activities. 

This webpage includes a section for educators with game descriptions and information about National Education Standards. 

viernes, 31 de octubre de 2014

Useful Expressions in English

List of commonly used English expressions available for free to beginners up to advanced users by IH Bristol. 

Expressions to use in speaking and writing and how to use them properly.

jueves, 30 de octubre de 2014

Supersimplelearning.com. Halloween

Enjoy Halloween at your school on Supersimplelearning.com: songs, games, ideas, lesson plans and resources to help you make Halloween fun and educational.


viernes, 24 de octubre de 2014

Glean

Very interesting collection with hundreds of structured and organized videos, tagged by educational standards and wrapped in interactive tools. You can also assign video lessons to your students and follow their progress and viewing habits.


jueves, 23 de octubre de 2014

Recursos y propuestas para trabajar el inglés en infantil

Desde el pasado martes y hasta hoy se celebran en el CEIP El Romeral de Alcoi las jornadas Recursos y propuestas para trabajar el inglés en infantil.

La primera sesión estuvo protagonizada por Daniel Verdú, maestro del CEIP Doctor Calatayud de Aspe y por Isabel Coloma, del CEIP Costa Blanca de Alicante. Daniel ofreció una conferencia dinámica que desde un marco teórico propuso y ejemplificó numerosas actividades para motivar, enseñar y aprender inglés en edades tempranas. Isabel abordó el tema de la conciencia fonológica y el camino hacia la lectoescritura y aportó su amplia experiencia en la gestión de la clase de inglés de infantil.

Durante la segunda jornada contamos con Daniel Martínez, del CEIP Alfonso X de Novelda y con Jenny Davidson, estudiante de Filología hispánica y catalana de la Universidad de Sheffield y lectora de infantil en dicho colegio. Daniel cuestionó a las y los participantes a través de su reflexión sobre modelos de aprendizaje y adquisición de lenguas extranjeras. Se ofrecieron interesantes pistas para conseguir libros en inglés y recursos efectivos para la motivación y el comportamiento adecuado en el aula como Class Dojo además de algunos otros recursos interesantes: El blog de Espe, Englishtips.org, etc. Jenny comentó su experiencia como lectora y algunas diferencias entre los sistemas educativos en Inglaterra y en la Comunidad Valenciana.

El último día participaremos como ponentes Juan Rubio del Colegio Sagrada Familia de Elda y yo desde mi asesoría de plurilingüismo del CEFIRE de Elda. Por mi parte, presentaré algunos de los recursos interesantes para el profesorado de inglés de infantil que pueden encontrarse en la red, muchos reflejados en este blog, y Juan, después de sentar unos fundamentos y directrices sobre el aprendizaje del inglés en la etapa, mostrará diversos aspectos de su práctica en el aula.

domingo, 19 de octubre de 2014

Grammar.cl by Woodward


www.grammar.cl was created by Woodward Chile. The purpose of this site is to help English language students from around the world to improve their English for free.

It includes the following categories:


- Grammar rules.
- Grammar games.
- Student section (with notes, games, printable English exercises...).
- Teacher section (The resources are quite limited and not always free)
- Useful resources.
- English vocabulary.


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jueves, 16 de octubre de 2014

Arcademic Skill Builders

Originally born as a side project in the research department of the University of Kansas School of Education, Arcademic Skill Builders are online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary and thinking skills.

You can browse games by subject of by grade.

Also available
on Itunes: 

on Google Play: 

viernes, 10 de octubre de 2014

Historypin

Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history. It has been developed by the not-for-profit company We Are What We Do, in partnership with Google. 

Historypin is made up of photographic images, videos, audio clips and descriptive and narrative text.Photographic images can be pinned directly to the Historypin map by users. These images can be of any location - outdoors or indoors - at any time in the past. Some of these images, if they are taken outdoors, at street level and at certain angles, will be able to be layered onto Street View (this is a bonus, not a requirement). Audio and video content can be pinned to the map by users. These should be pinned to the location and date where they were recorded. 

It can be used as a PBL tool to explore time periods, the human experience and the passage of time... or to construct students' own narratives. 

lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014

Arkive.org. Education

ARKive is an initiative of Wildscreen, a UK registered charity, and is supported by Wildscreen USA, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to use the power of wildlife imagery to inspire the global community to discover, value and protect the natural world.

It offers free education resources for 5-18 year olds which can be used to teach a range of curriculum subjects including science, geography, English and art. Lots of fun educational games, quizzes, activities and examples of educational videos are available on ARKive. Education resources include classroom presentations, activities and teachers’ notes.


miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2014

Lanternfish

Lanternfish ESL is maintained by a group of ESL teachers in Asia and North America. Their aim is to bring printable quality resources to teachers and parents. Lanternfish is used primarily by ESL and K7 teachers.

This webpage contains printable teaching resources for language arts, TESOL, TEFL and ESL (flashcards, crosswords, worksheets, song sheets, phonics, games and game boards, role-play, cloze activities, grammar, writing and reading skills, communicative and task-based approaches...)

Visit Lanternfish on: http://bogglesworldesl.com/

miércoles, 24 de septiembre de 2014

Math Ideas

Awesome Pinterest board by Sue Hills for Math teachers and elementary students with creative and innovative ideas to teach and to learn. It provides hundreds of pins with a wide variety of  activities, games, links, printables...

lunes, 22 de septiembre de 2014

Science is fun

The master of chemical demonstrations and science policy advocate, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, shares the fun of science through home science activities, public presentations, scholarship, and other programs of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy.


miércoles, 17 de septiembre de 2014

e-learning for Kids (EFK)

e-learning for Kids (EFK) is a non-profit organization (entirely funded by the donations of sponsors, organizantions and individuals) which designs and provides quality courseware education to children around the world.

The design and development of courses are guided by learning topics which are part of the International Baccalaureate curriculum which is used in 138 countries. In addition to this, they have developed a number of courses (there is also an offline version of its courseware) that supplement a typical primary school curriculum.

Hundreds of attractive resources on Math, Science, Environmental Skills, Computer Skills, Health, Language Arts and Life Skills are available.

lunes, 15 de septiembre de 2014

Seomra Ranga (Classroom)

The Seomra Ranga website was set up in September 2007 by Damien M. Quinn, a practising primary school teacher with many years of teaching experience.

Since then the site provides educational resources and makes them available to teachers. The resources on the site remain the copyright of Seomra Ranga. They are free for teachers to download for their personal or classroom use only and they are asked to respect this copyright.

You can find here many resources related to English language:

On this amazing site different types of resources are available: PowerPoint files, posters, lesson plans, videos... You can also share here your own resources.

viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2014

EnglishTenses.com

The purpose of EnglishTenses.com is to help support ESL students to be successful in studying verb tenses. The explanation of each tense includes uses, examples, animatiosns, forms and exercises to check your understanding. A very useful guide to learn and teach about verb tenses.

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