martes, 22 de abril de 2014

Science Budies

Science Budies is a non-profit organization that provides a website of free science fair productivity tools and mentoring to support K-12 students in science and engineering research projects, especially for science fairs. Founded in 2001 by engineer and high-tech businessman, Kenneth_Hess, Science Buddies features Project Ideas, Topic Selection Wizard, Project Guide, Teacher Resources, Ask an Expert, and Career Information. 
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martes, 15 de abril de 2014

Project Britain

All about British life and culture by Mandy Barrow. Over 30,000 pages on Britain: history, daily life, food, tourism, traditions, folklore, sport, government, education...

More about Project Britain:

jueves, 10 de abril de 2014

6 Minute English

Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with this fantastic collection of podcasts provided by the BBC. Each programme is six minutes long and contains examples and explanations to help you improve your knowledge of the English language across a wide range of topics. 

miércoles, 2 de abril de 2014

Wide Angle: Window into Global History

WideAngle is a significant initiative produced by the LAB@Thirteen, Thirteen/ WNET New York's Educational and Community Outreach department. The project is designed to support the teaching and learning of Global History in high schools. The site cormprises a range of standards-based film resources as a compelling supplement to existing curricula.

WideAngle provides lesson plans for teachers and downloadable film clips, grouped by teaching theme and by location.

martes, 1 de abril de 2014

Boundless Writing Open Textbook

Boundless, an organization that creates affordable and effective online textbooks and learning tools, offers a freely available Writing textbook based off of openly available educational resources. 

The Boundless Writing Textbook is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)license, which means anyone is welcome to quote, mashup, reuse, and republish any portion of this book, anywhere, so long as proper citation is given.

Writing Open Textbook online:

jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014

Math Game Time

MathGame Time is a webpage created by educators to help kids learn Maths. They provide students of different ages (Pre-K - 7th grade) with engaging free math games, worksheets and videos.

They also offer a blog:

Visit their website here:

lunes, 24 de marzo de 2014

Our new courses in English

1.Oral Skills for Teachers.14EL76IN234. Registration is open till March 30th

To improve spoken English skills.
To become more confident when speaking English in a variety of topics.
To be able to have a higher level of conversation in English.
To improve listening skills in English.

Instructional Language for teaching
Daily activities
News and Media.

CEFR level required: B1.

Teacher: Beth Rosa Lowe

2. Didactical Tours on Environmental Education. 14EL51IN240. Registration is open till April 9th

To know the background of environmental didactical routes and to be able to design a basic one in English.
To improve the skills of the participants in their ability to speak and teach in English.
To foster the cross curricular approaches for environmental education among the participants.
To develop interdisciplinary activities through the performing of didactical routes.
To present a basic unit example of environmental didactical route based in their specific subject.

The concept of Environmental Education.
The concept of didactical tour/ active learning.
Content and Language Integrated Learning.
Design of a basic Power Point Presentation about a didactical route.

Initial session at the Cefire of Elda - (30-04-2014)
Didactical tour in Biar (relief and climate) - (3-05-2014)
Didactical tour in Tibi (hydrography) - (10-05-2014)
Didactical tour in Castalla (vegetation) - (17-05-2014)
Didactical tour in Onil (EE facilities) - (24-05-2014)
Final session at the Cefire of Elda (28-05-2014)
Delivering of tasks (28-05-2014)

Teacher: Antonio Balaguer Mora.

3. English for Art Teachers. 14EL51IP243. Registration is open till March 30th

To provide teachers with strategies, techniques and resources in English (Arts & Music).
To become familiarized with English as a language of instruction

Resources for teacher training (Arts & Music).
English as means of instruction in schools.

Teacher: Daniel Martínez Cremades

jueves, 20 de marzo de 2014

Reading Bear

Reading Bear, a project of, is a free program online to teach beginning readers vocabulary and concepts while systematically introducing all the main phonetic patterns of written English, all using innovative rich media. The project developes 50 presentations covering phonics principles and illustrating over 1,200 vocabulary items.
A few related phonics rules are introduced in each preseentation. Presentations are available in different versions.
Reading Bear and WatchKnowLearn are free, ad-free, non-profit projects of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.

lunes, 17 de marzo de 2014

Free ESL Materials by Sean Banville

Breaking News English, Lessons on Movies, ESL Discussions, Famous People Lessons, ESL Holiday Lessons, Business English Materials, Listen a Minute, Lessons on American Presidents, New English Lessons...

Lots of sites and lessons suggested by Sean Banville, links, and resources focusing on free materials for ESL teachers and students.

Sean Banville on Twitter:

jueves, 13 de marzo de 2014

A Brief History of Plural Word...s

In order to change a singular noun to its plural form in English, you usually add "s": the plural of pen is pens. The plural of dog is dogs. These are regular plurals. There are many nouns which don't follow this rule. For example, the plural of fish is fish. The plural of man is men. These are irregular plurals.


See also: 

miércoles, 12 de marzo de 2014

The Children's University of Manchester

TheChildren's University of Manchester has been designed to support KS2 (7-11) teaching and learning both in the classroom and at home. The resources include online interactive learning materials, downloadable resources, educational games and videos and can be used for whole class teaching with a whiteboard or PC. They can also be used by parents and children at home.

Subjects include History, Languages, Art&Design and Science.

domingo, 9 de marzo de 2014


Do you think you are a Geography expert?

GeoGuessr shows you a Google Street View image and you prove how expert you are by trying to guess where in the world the image was captured. 

You have to move around and then click on the map to place your marker. When you are sure, just click "Make a guess" and find out how close you were. The closer you get to the real location, the higher your score.

You can also set a time limit, challenge a friend or share your score.

An addictive way to learn about Geography.

You can find it on:

martes, 4 de marzo de 2014

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some countries IWD is a national holiday.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.

Celebrate this day at school with these or other resources:

viernes, 28 de febrero de 2014

English Movie Likes & Dislikes Edition. Concurso de cortos en inglés

Cambridge University Press convoca por tercer año consecutivo a alumnos de 4º de la ESO y Bachillerato para participar en el concurso de cortos English Movie. English Movie Likes & Dislikes Edition es la tercera edición de este certamen que ya ha reunido en el pasado más de 600 cortos. Los alumnos cuentan en esta ocasión con un máximo de 3 minutos para contar una historia en inglés sobre lo que les gusta y no les gusta de esta vida.

El jurado, formado por integrantes de la Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid (ECAM), elegirá de entre todos los cortos presentados las cinco mejores propuestas. Como siempre, se premiará la creatividad y la originalidad a la hora de contar la historia y no el nivel de inglés o la ejecución.

El fallo del jurado se conocerá en noviembre y se anunciará tanto en la web oficial como en redes sociales. Cambridge University Press será la institución encargada de entregar los premios, que este año consisten en viajes a Nueva York y Londres, y diferentes dispositivos electrónicos.

El plazo está abierto hasta el 27 de octubre de 2014.

Para más información sobre el concurso e inscripciones (grupos de un mínimo de dos personas):

lunes, 24 de febrero de 2014


BBC Skillswise is a free-to-access website for adult numeracy and literacy tutors and students, with printable worksheets and factsheets and online games, videos and quizzes that can be used in class or by students at home.

Skillswise is produced by a team based in the BBC Learning department in Salford. It works with adult skills tutors and students and specialist consultants to develop and commission new Skillswise resources such as webpages, articles, printable worksheets, games, activities, quizzes and videos. These resources are either developed in-house or commissioned via the BBC’s tendering process from experienced independent companies who meet the BBC’s high production values.

martes, 18 de febrero de 2014

Madrastra for English

A través del correo hemos recibido un mensaje en el que María Cristina E. Peña Ruiz, profesora de inglés de un colegio de Burgos, nos presenta su página para la enseñanza y aprendizaje de esta lengua. En ella podéis encontrar recursos bien ordenados por diferentes destrezas y temas: listening, writing, reading, juegos, canciones, flashcards

La página también proporciona acceso separado a recursos para profesorado o para alumnado y además secciones de interés sobre fonética inglesa y, así mismo sobre ámbitos más generales como TIC y TDAH (con orientaciones para familias y docentes y enlaces de utilidad).

Todo esto podéis encontrarlo en:

lunes, 17 de febrero de 2014

Test your English level online

This selection of websites will help you have an idea of your English level and the progress you are making. It includes websites providing grammar, vocabulary and spelling tests. Some of the sites include information about each test. It is also useful if you are not sure which exam is right for you.

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