sábado, 22 de junio de 2019

The National Film Board of Canada @thenfb


The National Film Board of Canada’s online Screening Room features over 3,000 productions. The films on this website can be streamed free of charge, or downloaded for a small fee. It also offers educational works on a subscription basis to schools and institutions.

Its collection includes documentaries, animations , experimental films…

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Multimedia-English @MultimEnglish

Website that offers video pages for all levels, including a section for kids and for absolute beginners. Videos are filtered by different categories (difficulty, script type, accent, time, and explanations offered).

Designed by Ángel Castaño, teacher of English, to help ESL students learn this language, it includes also many resources for teachers (grammar, vocabulary, lessons, interactive activities, music...).

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domingo, 16 de junio de 2019

Boclips for teachers (@Boclips)

Boclips for Teachers is a video platform that offers an extensive library of safe and engaging content for students.

It features educational videos from more than 120 educational producers. Its collections are curated by real teachers.

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How to use Boclips for Teachers.

sábado, 15 de junio de 2019

StoryWeaver

StoryWeaver from Pratham Books is a digital gateway to thousands of open-licensed children’s stories. It is also a platform that provides easy-to-use tools to create, adapt, translate, and save new stories for children.

An amazing resource for children, parents and educators.

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(Stories in English language)

domingo, 2 de junio de 2019

Callixtus (Medieval music)

If you are interested in medieval music, this YouTube channel is dedicated to the chanting tradition of Western and Eastern Christendom: Gregorian Chant, Byzantine Chant & more. 

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sábado, 25 de mayo de 2019

Anglo-Link (YouTube Channel)

In 2011 Anglo-Link started its own YouTube Channel. This channel provides lessons that focus on topics related to grammar and vocabulary, or skills such as listening or speaking.

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Englishpage.com

Free online English lessons & ESL / EFL resources (vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening, games, phrasal verb dictionary, verb + preposition dictionary…).

This website offers a range of activities in both grammar and vocabulary.

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domingo, 19 de mayo de 2019

Foodskey. The Science of Food

Foodskey is a series of short videos about the science of food by video journalist Ben Haran for the University of Nottingham. The films cover topics like nutrition, food security, and crop technology.

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sábado, 18 de mayo de 2019

After Maria/ Después de María

On 20 September 2017 the Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. For one year, Dr Gemma Sou and Dr Felix Aponte-Gonzalez conducted ethnographic research on 16 low-income Puerto Rican families and on how they recovered from Maria. This research was turned into a 20-page graphic novella, free to download in English and in Spanish.

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domingo, 12 de mayo de 2019

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. This organization has released several copyright licenses that allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve and which rights they waive.

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viernes, 3 de mayo de 2019

All freedoms start with press freedom #WorldPressFreedomDay

#breakfreefromplastic

#breakfreefromplastic is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution.

Since its launch in September 2016, nearly 1,500 organizations from across the world have joined the movement to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics and to push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.

It offers many resources focused on solutions to plastic pollution: news, podcast, reports…

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sábado, 27 de abril de 2019

WikiWhere

This game is designed to test your knowledge about major cities and their geographical location. Players are given snippets of a Wikipedia article describing a location. Players guess the answer by placing a pin on a 3D globe.



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viernes, 26 de abril de 2019

Remembering Chernobyl

April 26 marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1986 radiation disaster at Chernobyl reactor Number 4 in Ukraine. 

The Chernobyl disaster is considered the most disastrous nuclear power plant accident in history, both in terms of costs and casualties. Large areas of Europe were affected by the accident At the end of 1986, the destroyed reactor was covered with a special “sarcophagus” to prevent the spread of radiation.

The following is a list with educational resources on the Chernobyl disaster:

domingo, 21 de abril de 2019

Darwin Online

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to he science of evoluction, a foundational concept in science.

Darwin online is the world's largest and most widely used resource on Darwin. It includes Darwin’s complete publications, Darwin’s private papers and manuscripts, works on Darwin and supplementary resources.

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sábado, 20 de abril de 2019

World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day is an annual event the organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. 

World Book Day was first celebrated on 23 April 1995, and continues to be recognized on that day. In 1995 UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on 23 April, as the date is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare,Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. 


In a historical coincidence, Shakespeare and Cervantes died on the same date (23 April 1616) but not on the same day, as at the time, Spain used the Gregorian calendar and England used the Julian calendar. 


23 April is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. 


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https://www.un.org/en/events/bookday/ 

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https://www.un.org/en/events/bookday/resources.shtml 

St George/ Sant Jordi:

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/what-is-world-book-and-copyright-day-2800102

domingo, 14 de abril de 2019

Youngzine

Youngzine is an online news magazine for children that educates, inspires and empowers them to grow into thoughtful and engaged global citizens.

Besides news stories, Youngzine provides a platform for children to have their creative writing published and a private classroom portal for teachers to create and manage classroom assignments.

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Braingenie

Braingenie is an amazing site for the practice of Math and Science. 

You can learn, practice and quiz yourself on more than 5,000 skills, complete in real-time multiplayer matches, win badges and go for a top spot on the leaderboard.

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sábado, 6 de abril de 2019

Englishbiz

Written by Steve Campsall, an experienced English teacher, Englishbiz is an educational website that helps you improve your English and English Literature exam grades. 

The focus here is not on individual texts, but on the skills you need to write well and to be able to analyse texts and write effective essays.

viernes, 5 de abril de 2019

Get Revising

Get Revising was created to help students learn and involve actively in their own learning. 

It provides over 339,000 interactive classroom resources that can be shared. It is completely free to use for schools or individual students. You can filter results by level, subject, exam board, topic, type of resource, and date.

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domingo, 31 de marzo de 2019

Factitious

Developed by the American University Game Lab and the American University’s School of Communication, Factitious is a game for testing your skill at identifying fake news stories.

To play it you read articles and swipe right or left to indicate whether or not you think the article is a real news story.

There are different game levels to play based on reading levels.

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sábado, 30 de marzo de 2019

Coeducando en clase de inglés

Continuando con el tema de la última entrada, el uso sexista del lenguaje, os presento hoy un recurso interesante para llevar este contenido a vuestra clase de inglés.

El blog Coeducando en secundaria en una reciente entrada nos proporciona una gran cantidad de matereriales ordenados por temas (estereotipos, masculinidades, corresponsabilidad, paz, violencia, discriminación, participación política, visibilidad, 8 de marzo, educación...) y disponibles en distintos formatos: video, texto (lecturas, fichas), audio, etc.

Una buena colección de enlaces a la hora de abordar esta cuestión. Os animo a visitarla.

sábado, 23 de marzo de 2019

Sexism and the English Language (@TheEconomist)

Sexist language is language which excludes one sex or the other, or which suggests that one sex is superior to the other. In this video The Economist's language expert Lane Greene explores some gender stereotypes used in everyday speech

viernes, 22 de marzo de 2019

World Water Day. Educational Resources

World Water Day is an annual UN observance day (always on 22 March) that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

A collection of stories on World Water Day
World Water Day on Teacher Planet (educational resources)
Some resources on Pinterest
Resources on World Water Day. Larry Ferlazzo
World Water Day on Kidworldcitizen.org (games and activities)
World Water Day website

domingo, 17 de marzo de 2019

Interactive Map. Atlas of Our Changing Environment

Hosted by the United Nations Environment Program, this interactive map displays more than one hundred examples of environmental change around the world.

It also illustrates how humans have altered their surroundings and underscores the importance of developing measures that help provide understanding of the dynamics of environmental change.

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sábado, 16 de marzo de 2019

Learn Chemistry. Experimentation Hub by @RoySocChem

Learn Chemistry is an educational resources and teacher support publishing programme. Its activities support educators of Primary, Secondary and Higher Education students. They offer resources in various forms including downloadable documents, videos, audio content, interactives and simulations, and ebooks.

On its Experimentation Hub you can explore over four hundred exciting practical experiments that demonstrate chemical concepts and processes. Resources by type, age group, audience (teachers or students), context, and subject.

sábado, 9 de marzo de 2019

Women@NASA

The Women@NASA website was created by the NASA Open Government team in order to celebrate women from across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many ways.

This website includes a collection of videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways. Their stories inspire girls everywhere to reach for the stars and explore the opportunities available to them through pursuing careers in science.

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viernes, 8 de marzo de 2019

sábado, 2 de marzo de 2019

Met Office. Learn About Weather

YouTube channel brought to you by the Met Office, the United Kingdom's national weather service, where you can discover something new about weather every week.

viernes, 1 de marzo de 2019

LoyalBooks.com

Books Should Be Free changed its name to Loyal Books to show how important books are to our lives. Collection of completely free public domain audiobooks and ebooks.

LoyalBooks provides a primarily visual browsing experience so you don't have to read tedious amounts to find listening material. The LoyalBooks.com website is also screen reader friendly making its resources accessible to people with vision disabilities.

domingo, 24 de febrero de 2019

Managing the Lesson

This booklet helps teachers identify areas for development and provide ways to improve their knowledge and develop the skills they need in and out of the classroom. Teacher educators can use the materials with developing teachers to help assess and address their learning needs.

Teachers can explore lesson management skills, including:
  • how to use the classroom space and classroom equipment 
  • putting learners into different groups
  • giving clear instructions and checking that learners have understood 

The booklet also includes how to manage learner behaviour and how to respond to what’s happening in the classroom by making small changes to the lesson plan. Finally, teachers are encouraged to think about decisions after the lesson and use that experience to improve ideas and techniques for future lessons.


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Skills Workshop (English) @skillsworkshop

Owned and maintained by Maggie Harnew, skillsworkshop dates back to the year 2000. The site has been hosted and developed by Fonant Ltd since 2011.

Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources selected by subject area, level and type. From any list of resources, you can click on the resource title or thumbnail image to go to the individual resource page. Here you will find full details for your selected resource, including a description, links to related resources and the downloadable files.

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domingo, 17 de febrero de 2019

The History of English Podcast


Created by Kevin Stroud, The History of English Podcast: The Spoken History of a Global Language is a collection of approximately hour-long podcasts that explore the development of the English language from its roots. 

An amazing resource for word and language lovers.

Episodes can be listened to online or downloaded.

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sábado, 16 de febrero de 2019

Make Me Genius

Free science videos for kids. Tons of engaging videos to support or enrich your science instruction, cool facts, educational PowerPoints, jokes for kids, science test & quiz... 

Videos are arranged into different categories and grades

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domingo, 10 de febrero de 2019

Estancias formativas en el Reino Unido e Irlanda y de inmersión lingüística

Recientemente se ha publicado la RESOLUCIÓN de 6 de febrero de 2019, de la Secretaría Autonómica de Educación e Investigación, por la que se convoca la realización de estancias formativas de inmersión lingüística y estancias formativas en el Reino Unido e Irlanda para el profesorado de Educación Infantil, Primaria, Secundaria y Formación Profesional de centros públicos y concertados ubicados en el ámbito territorial de la Comunitat Valenciana

Se ofrecerán un total de dos mil plazas para la realización de las estancias, distribuidas por grupos, en función de la etapa educativa y del área en que el profesorado imparta la docencia.

El plazo de presentación de solicitudes empezará a partir del día siguiente de la publicación de esta convocatoria en la pagina web de la Conselleria de Educación, Investigación, Cultura y Deporte y finalizará el 4 de marzo de 2019 a las 23:59 horas.

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jueves, 7 de febrero de 2019

Happy birthday Mr. Dickens!

Charles Dickens was born on February 7th in 1812 in Portsmouth. He left school to work in a factory when he was just a child. Despite his lack of formal education, he began his literary career as a journalist and became the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.

Remembering him on his birthday, we have compiled a list of interesting resources about Dickens and his works:

Charles Dickens Teaching Resources (TES)

Charles Dickens Teacher's Resources (BBC)

Charles Dickens (Teaching English. British Council)

Charles Dickens (British Library)

Charles Dickens (Teaching Ideas)

Dickens (Victorian Web)

domingo, 3 de febrero de 2019

An Introduction to Design Thinking


Design thinking refers to the cognitive, strategic and practical processes by which design concepts (proposals for new products, buildings, machines, etc.) are developed by designers and/or design teams. 

Many of the key concepts and aspects of design thinking have been identified through studies, across different design domains, of design cognition and design activity in both laboratory and natural contexts. Currently there is a growing interest towards Design Thinking as applied in education.

This guide is an introduction to Design Thinking provided by the Institute of Design at Stanford:

sábado, 2 de febrero de 2019

900 Free Audio Books

If you are interested in literature, you can download more than 900 free audio books in English language to your MP3 player or your computer from this website:

domingo, 27 de enero de 2019

Creating an inclusive learning experience for English language learners with specific needs

This collection of case studies aims to share some experiences in promoting positive attitudes and thinking around specific needs. It also aims to describe teaching and classroom management strategies to create an inclusive learning environment and positive experience for English language learners with specific needs.

Each case study is followed by a reflection activity that can be used for training.

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