lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011

Digital media for the classroom. Interesting webpage

In this web page you can find videos, and materials for any subject, but it is specially interesting for sciences or technology (materials, structures, electricity... you can find many related videos).
You need to sign-up first, and then you will have access to all the resources and materials.

miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2011

Do you like cooking?

Telmo and Tula are going to teach us how to prepare a delicious breakfast: Muesli.

Let's watch the video:

Exercise 1: What ingredients DON'T you need for the Muesli?


2 apples
A handful of raisins
Juice from one orange
1 spoonful of honey
A handful of walnuts
A glass of milk
2 yoghurts
6 spoons of rolled oats

Fruit of your choice

Exercise 2: Put the instructions to make the Muesli in the correct order.

a) Add one spoonful of honey to the orange juice and mix it up until it blends.
b) First you put the peeled and sliced apples into the bowl.
c) Have a nice breakfast!
d) Pour the juice into the bowl and go get the nuts.
e) Then you add the raisins.
f) Squezze the orange with the manual squeezer and put the juice into a glass.
g) Now drop the yoghurts and finally the rolled oats.

If you want to learn more recipes click on Telmo and Tula below:


Jason Mraz was born on the 23rd of June 1977. He is an American singer and song-writer, born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia. His stylistic influences include reggae, pop, rock, folk, jazz, and hip hop.
Mraz released his debut album,
Waiting for My Rocket to Come in 2002 but it was not until the release of his second album, Mr. A-Z that Mraz achieved commercial success.

Colbie Caillat /ˈkoʊlbi kəˈleɪ/ (born May 28, 1985 in Newbury Park, California) is an American pop singer-songwriter and guitarist from Malibu, California.

In May 2008, Colbie and Jason recorded the following duet "Lucky."

1) Put the a-h lines in the correct order and fill in the blanks while listening to the song:

(Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat)

a) I'm talking to you
b) Under the open sky, oh my, baby I'm trying
c) Boy I hear you in my dreams
d) You make it easier when life gets hard
e) I feel your whisper across the sea

f) Across the water across the deep blue ocean
g) I keep you with me in my heart

h) Do you hear me

I'm lucky I'm in love with my ______ ________
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be _________ ________ again
Ooohh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

They ______ ________ how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we _____ ________
I wish we had one more ________
I'll wait for you I promise you, I will

I'm lucky I'm in love with my ______ _________
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be _______ _______ again
Lucky we're in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be _______ _______ someday

And so I'm sailing _________ the sea
To an ________ where we'll meet
You'll hear the _______ fill the air
I'll put a ________ in your hair
Though the breezes through ________
Move so _______ you're all I see
As the world keeps ________ around
You hold me right here right ________

I'm lucky I'm in love with my ______ _________
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be _______ _______ again
Lucky we're in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be _______ _______ someday

Ooohh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooooh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh



1) Watch the following commercial about good sportsmanship and match the sentences below in the correct order according to the video below:

“In the game of life...

a. it’s not how / high / you can / run.
b. it’s not how / fast / you can / throw the ball.
c. it’s not how / far / you can / fly.

…or how many touchdowns you can score that matters, it’s really how you play the game that counts, because…

… the game only lasts…

a) for a few years
b) for that moment in life
c) for quarters

…SPORTSMANSHIP… lasts a lifetime.”

The Message

“One World - The Message”
1) Watch the following video and write:
a) Three words or expressions you like.
b) Three words or expressions you don’t like.
c) Three words or expressions you don’t know.

Games Solar System

Here you are some web sites with games for improving their knowledge about the Solar System:

martes, 22 de noviembre de 2011

Its Magazine

Click on this link to access an online magazine with excellent resources for teachers.

Global Warming and Greenhouse Effect




  1. Watch the following videos and afterwards, working in small groups, write the bad consequences in column A, and the solutions in column B:



  1. In small groups think of other consequences and solutions to be added above.

  1. The second documentary ends up with this statement:

“If we could see the effect we’re having on our planet, we would do something about it.”

  1. Do you agree with the statement?

  1. What things do you usually do to help the environment?

  1. Could we do more than what we’re actually doing?

Talk about it with the whole class.


The Book Cover Creator is designed to allow users to type and illustrate front book covers, front and back covers, and full dust jackets. Students can use the tool to create new covers for books that they read as well as to create covers for books they write individually or as a class.

The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Book Cover Planning Sheets, printable PDFs that students can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final book covers or dust jackets.

How to write an essay in history exams .

Some good advice on answering exam questions.


The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts. The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue.

The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. After completing their comic, students have the ability to print out and illustrate their final versions for feedback and assessment.

This is the presentation I use for Quizzes. They can be good fun! Plus, you get necessary feedback...

This presentation is useful for understanding resistors in Technology 3 or 4 eso.

lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2011



Ted Hughes is one of the most renowned poets of thelast century in England. Besides his tormented relationshiop with Sylvia Plath, and his poetic work, he wrote some books for children using a seeply poetic beautiful language.
These stories are approachable tales for our students, where literary devices can be found and studied. From all these books,the one I recommend for 1 ESO is The Iron Man. There are many activities that can be found on the internet to work with this book, as well as a movie called The Iron Giant.
Even though the stories are really simple, the book can be used in higher years, like 2 and 3 ESO inorder to analyze poetic language

This is the web page where Ted Hughes' childrenbook can be bought and downloaded:

This is the beginning of the book:

"The Coming of the Iron Man
The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff.
How far had he walked? Nobody knows.
Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows.
Taller than a house, the Iron Man stood at the top of the cliff, on the very brink, in the darkness.
The wind sang through his iron fingers. His great iron head, shaped like a dustbin but as big as a bedroom, slowly
turned to the right, slowly turned to the left. His iron ears turned, this way, that way. He was hearing the sea. His
eyes, like headlamps, glowed white, then red, then infrared, searching the sea. Never before had the Iron Man
seen the sea.
He swayed in the strong wind that pressed against his back. He swayed forward, on the brink of the high cliff.
And his right foot, his enormous iron right foot, lifted—up, out, into space, and the Iron Man stepped
forward, off the cliff, into nothingness.
Down the cliff the Iron Man came toppling, head over heels.
From rock to rock, snag to snag, tumbling slowly.And as he crashed and crashed and crashed.
His iron legs fell off.
His iron arms broke off, and the hands broke off the arms.
His great iron ears fell off and his eyes fell out.
His great iron head fell off.
All the separate pieces tumbled, scattered, crashing, bumping, clanging, down on to the rocky beach far below.
A few rocks tumbled with him.
Only the sound of the sea, chewing away at the edge of the rocky beach, where the bits and pieces of the
Iron Man lay scattered far and wide, silent and unmoving."
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Some lesson plans and activities to work with this book can be found on the following web pages: (Planning) ( narrated animation of the introduction; itneedto be downloaded) (a poem based on the story) (introduction to Ted Hughes work) ( Activitieson page 22 of this document) ( good unitm,but it has to be bought)

This presentation is very useful to learn to create complex watercolours in 4eso!
4 eso watercolour step by step

This website contains an excellent revision on landscapes:

This document contains tasksfor revision during the summer holidays. This way they won't forget everything, I hope!
Summer tasks 3rd eso b i g

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This power point is a presentation for 2 or 3eso on Reproduction. Nice photographs too!

This is a bridge project for Primary to Secondary. Students start the jewels the lastterm of 6º and continue in 1eso.
Solar systyemactivityprimaryc.doc

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Egypt. Mind map with links to the content