lunes, 2 de marzo de 2015

I Think It's a Monster. Nuevo libro de Daniel Martínez Cremades

Daniel Martínez Cremades, maestro especialista en inglés y colaborador asiduo del CEFIRE de Elda desde hace tiempo, nos anuncia su nueva obra I Think It's a Monster ilustrada por Francisco Javier García Hernández y publicada por ECU.

En esta ocasión, Óscar, el protagonista de la historia sufre una noche de insomnio obsesionado por mirada de alguien o algo que lo espía en su habitación.

La obra está orientada a estudiantes de Primaria de inglés como lengua extranjera y en la práctica del presente y de vocabulario significativo. Puede resultar útil para el profesorado que desee realizar una lectura graduada con su clase a partir de la cual desarrollar actividades de refuerzo y evaluación, que también se proporcionan al final de esta publicación.


La presentación oficial en nuestra provincia tendrá lugar en la FNAC de Alicante el 27 de marzo a las 19.00 horas.

domingo, 1 de marzo de 2015

BBC School Radio

BBC School Radio is the audio division of BBC Schools, the educational division of the BBC. 

It offers audio and video teaching resources for KS1 and KS2 primary school curriculum subjects including teacher's notes for lesson plans available online via the website for most series and simple to print or download as PDF files. Its content is divided into 8 subjects: Early Learning, History, PSHE- Citizenship, Mathematics, Collective Worship, Music, Dance and English.

jueves, 26 de febrero de 2015

Vocapic

Aunque no se trata de una herramienta exclusivamente dedicada al aprendizaje de inglés, por su utilidad para la adquisición y repaso de vocabulario orientado sobre todo a un público infantil, recogemos en este blog un proyecto muy recomendable denominado Vocapic.

Vocapic es un libro de imágenes en forma de preguntas destinado al apendizaje de vocabulario básico (hoy en día 1.000 palabras repartidas en 35 categorías, para idiomas como el inglés, el español y el francés, aunque se avanza la introducción de otras lenguas como el alemán, el árabe o el ruso)

Se trata de un recurso muy flexible que para su uso no requiere registro, aunque este pueda convenir para un seguimiento de la actividad propia más ajustado.

Podéis conocerlo en el siguiente enlace:

miércoles, 18 de febrero de 2015

Peep and the Big Wide World

The animated series Peep and the Big Wide World are devoted to teach science to preschoolers. Visual humor, charming plotlines and lovable characters are used for this purpose for kids aged 3 to 5 years.

The PEEP science curriculum invites preschoolers to actively investigate their world by exploring water, sound, plants, color, shadows, and ramps (movement).

PEEP also offers video-based professional development for preschool educators on the topics of Science Talk, Learning Environments, Individualized Instruction, and Documentation and Reflection.


lunes, 16 de febrero de 2015

IngLEES Conmigo

Do you teach English to young learners? 

Do you have children at home who are learning English? 

This can be an excellent resource to develop children's reading habit and their love for books.






On YouTube: 
On Facebook: 
On Twitter: 

jueves, 12 de febrero de 2015

Irregular Verb Wheel Game

Via Macmillan Dictionary, spin this wheel to test your knowledge of irregular verb forms. An addictive resource to engage your students in learning grammar.

lunes, 9 de febrero de 2015

Count Me In Too

Count Me In Too is an Australian program developed to support the effective teaching of mathematics in years K-6. The program melds findings from research about how children learn mathematics, with research on effective professional development.

Count Me In Too uses a team-based approach to professional development with a focus on practice in the classroom. It started with a sole focus on number learning, but it has expanded into other aspects of mathematics learning, such as measurement and geometry.

Included in the program there are sections for teachers, parents and children.

viernes, 6 de febrero de 2015

St. Valentine's Day... again

Each year on February 14th many people around the world celebrate St. Valentine's Day. It began as a liturgical celebration but now the day is associated with romantic love and people exchange cards, flowers, gifts... with their special valentine.

Internet gathers and disseminates educational resources about this celebration which may be helpful for ESL or EFL teachers to motivate students. After all, love is a universal theme.

This list is just a small sample of them:

Websites:

On Pinterest:

On Symbaloo:

lunes, 2 de febrero de 2015

Change4Life. Snack Swaps

Would you like ideas, recipes and games to help you be healthier and happier? Snack Swaps provides you with a range of educational resources to help teach the importance of making healthier choices.

These resources will help teachers and families to find new and exciting ways to teach children why it’s so important that they eat a balanced diet and not one high in sugar, saturated fat and salt.

Downloadable resources: 

Change4Life on Twitter: 

Change4Life on Facebook: 

domingo, 1 de febrero de 2015

Getty Publications Virtual Library

Interested in Art and English? This resource can be good news for you and for your students.

In 2014, Getty Publications launched its Virtual Library with more than 250 titles spanning its forty-year publishing history. Titles are searchable by title, author, and keyword and include full descriptions, tables of contents, links to read online, to purchase the print book, to find in a library, or to download the complete PDF for free for personal use. 

Only those titles that could be offered in their entirety were included in the initial launch of the Virtual Library. More will be added as they can be made available. 

martes, 27 de enero de 2015

MinutePhysics

MinutePhysics is a series of educational videos created by Henry Reich, an American physicist, mathematician and filmmaker, in 2011 and disseminated through YouTube. Reich's videos include time-lapsed drawing to explain physics-related topics in around one minute.

MinutePhysics is also available to download as a podcast on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/minutephysics/id515562086?mt=2

MinutePhysics on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinutePhysics
MinutePhysics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/minutephysics


Reich has expended his webseries to a second channel named MinuteEarth, where he talks about Earth related facts and phenomena in a similar style to MinutePhysics.  

jueves, 22 de enero de 2015

California Academy of Sciences. Teaching Resources

The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth.

On its webpage short and lively activities and lesson plans are available.These resources are classified by grade and language and may be helpful in order to develope teaching activities related to the natural sciences.

miércoles, 21 de enero de 2015

Encyclopedia of Life

The Encyclopedia of Life provides information about life on Earth. EOL is an awesome resource for text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more, all freely available online. Users can create collections, start and join communities and share their stuff.


martes, 13 de enero de 2015

English Lesson Plan

Lesson plans for ESL/ EFL students (from level A1 to level B2 CEFR) by Emily Kruszewska, categorized according to language level, learner, activity, time, topic and materials and providing comprehensive information about their implementation in the classroom.

Lesson plans are based on YouTube videos which relate to English culture, English grammar, life skills, leisure...

lunes, 12 de enero de 2015

Conselleria convoca 10.000 plazas de inglés online para docentes

La Conselleria de Educación, Cultura y Deporte abrirá durante esta semana el plazo para solicitar la realización de cursos online de inglés dirigidos al personal docente no universitario con el fin de apoyar su formación y competencia en este idioma. 

Se trata de 10.000 plazas incluidas en el Programa de Formación en Lenguas Extranjeras que podrá solicitar tanto el profesorado con destino en centros educativos sostenidos con fondos públicos, como el profesorado interino e inscrito en la bolsa de trabajo de la Conselleria. 

Tendrán prioridad para acceder a la formación en esta lengua extranjera los docentes de Educación Infantil así como el profesorado de Formación Profesional y aquellos docentes que ya hubieran comenzado sus estudios de inglés el curso pasado. 

Los cursos de formación permanente a distancia, que podrán solicitarse durante el mes de enero a través de la web de la Conselleria, ofrecerán desde el nivel A1 hasta el nivel C2 del Marco Europeo Común de Referencia para las Lenguas (MECR) y se llevarán a cabo entre el 16 de febrero y el 31 de diciembre. 

El curso se iniciará con un test que permitirá conocer los conocimientos del alumno y ubicarlo en el nivel que le corresponda. Cada curso constará de dos módulos que se realizarán de febrero a junio y de julio a diciembre, y cada uno de ellos será equivalente a 60 horas de formación. 

jueves, 8 de enero de 2015

Tripppin.com

Tripppin is a platform that connects online and offline activities in a story around the world.
It’s been designed to complement English courses everywhere, from a low intermediate level to advanced.

What if learning were a trip? Find out for yourself on:


Tripppin.com on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tripppin

miércoles, 7 de enero de 2015

Tackk

Tackk is a simple tool that allows you to instantly create and share your content on the web. It is almost like designing a one-page website. What is most interesting is the fact that no design skill is required. You can personalize the look of your content, add tags, upload pictures, paste a link to a video, embed songs... 

To create a Tackk page you do not need to register for an account, but unregistered Tackk pages expire after one week. Free registration allows multiple Tackks.


Some ways to use Tackk in the classroom


Tackk tutorial on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poildGfG8zY

domingo, 4 de enero de 2015

How languages evolve

There are currently about 6000 languages, some spoken by millions, some by only a few people. How do they evolve? Evolutionary linguistics has studied both the origins and development of language inspired by the natural sciences.

In this four-minute video Alex Gendler explains how linguists group and study languages and language families.


You can view the full lesson with activities and extra resources on: 

domingo, 28 de diciembre de 2014

Crickweb: free online education resources & games

More than 250 free educational interactive teaching resources and activities for Primary/ Elementary Schools. 84 free to use fun kids games/activities for kids aged 4 - 11. Links to free interactive teaching activities, educational games, image and software resources. 

Most are written with Adobe Flash and therefore can be used on any brand of interactive white board.

Subjects including: Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, R.E., D.T., I.C.T, French and Spanish. 

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