Saturday, 27 February 2016


It is fundamental as teachers to be a good curator of contents. It allows you to classify the information for different purposes or topics. 

Therefore, the task consists on having a tool in order to classify properly. The first though that comes to mind was Symbaloo tool, because I consider that it is a fabulous tool in order to synthesize the information. Here it is the link: 

However, after thinking and checking, I took the decision to create a new board on Pinterest and I added a meaningful tittle called CLIL Methodology (as you can see on the left side). So, I posted there my contents of CLIL. It is a board that is not static because it will be in constant motion.
My reason to choose this tool and not the other one is that I want to spread my resources on Pinterest.

Finally, I would like to encourage all of you to decide with tool you want to use in order to curate the educational content.


Pinterest is a great tool that I discovered 4 years ago, since then I have used a lot. It is a platform where you can pint those pictures  you find that are interesting for you. It could be of any topic: motos, painters, decoration, landscapes, education. In my case, I only use this tool to group materials related with education. What is more, the vast majority of the materials are really creative and very visual. Besides, it allows you can upload your materials.

Particularly, this task consists on grouping different CLIL resources in a Pinterest Board called Open CLIL.
The point is that all the resources must be Creative Commons Open Educational Resources (OERs). It means that resources have to incorpore a license. Each one in the classroom has to add six of them that these have to be free and without copyright.

These are the 6 post that I have uploaded to the board called:Open CLIL. 
I would like to say that some of the pins for this work are made by myself because I have uploaded in order to expand educational ideas.
  • The first one, pupils should model the pyramid of aliments using modelling clay. Here is the link
  • The second one is about decoration. It is fundamental that our schools are well decorated. There are two decorations, one is from the classroom door, and the other is a autumn decoration where students could deliver their letters saying what they want to decorate and how they want. Here it is the first link. Here it is the second link.
  • Thirdly, digestive system model made of cardboard and modelling clay. Here it is the link.
  • Fourthly, radiographies made of black cardboard and cotton swabs that represent the articulations. Here it is the link.
  • Firstly, the model of water cycle. Here it is the link.
  • Sixth, a video from Youtube that explains the process of water cycle. Here it is the link.
  • Finally, scaffolding infographic. Here it is the link.


Here it is the license that I have chosen:
It contains my license at the bottom of this blog:

What does your license allow others to do with your CLIL e-materials?
The license that I have decided to use is called Creative Commons, which is free and cultural. There, you can choose if the adaptations of your work can be shared or not, and if they can commercialize with your information or not.
Since I understand network as a free space for sharing resources, I have decided to choose that my subject content of my blog can be redistribute the material in any medium or format and share. Moreover, posting this kind of license it allows to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
So, these symbols appear on the bottom of my blog:
What are good ways to motivate our students to use Creative Commons material and attribute properly?
As a teacher, I would like to transmit the importance to cite the real source through different activities depending on the age. Some activities could be that each student writes their own story. Then, classmate should read the story aloud citing the name of the student who wrote it. Other activity would be to attach different information from the net and cite the author.
After doing different kinds of activities I will show different license and explain the importance to have one making a relationship between real and virtual life.

Take a look at this license and decide if you also want to contribute to have a license. Here it is the link.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016


Despite creating my Twitter account in 2012, I haven’t been using it with a high frequency. My beginnings in Twitter consisted on reading and ret twittering post from friends. After a time, I started to follow some educational authors such as: Santiago Moll, César Bona and Victoria Marín. Since that moment, I realized the importance of having a wide contacts

 in Twitter with the main purpose of expanding ideas of the educational world and learn from those.
Besides, I am starting to get involve to the Twitter movement with a hash tag called #ictclil_urjc from my University. There all the classmates comment about the CLIL methodology. Apart from that, we have to be update all the educational speeches and conferences that we can participate by the network.
So, this is my tweet about CLIL:
Saying that what I mean is that in CLIL methodology can be used in any subject and through this subject the student will learn the target language of that content.
Also, I have ret twitted from my classmates tweets about CLIL methodology are:
This tweet is from Celia that says that CLIL is a different and innovative learning experience. In other words, CLIL is an eclectic methodology because it has catch the benefits from others educational methodologies.
Other tweet is from Teresa that claims the importance to have a corner for fast finishers students where these can go there and pick some activities in order to wait for the rest of the classroom.
Finally, I hope to be update and little by little to expand and catch educational ideas from around the world.
The first time I have heard about CLIL methodology was in the Bilingual Master from the University of Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. There, some teachers have been taught me the concepts of how CLIL should be worked in the schools. However, schools are not teaching using this methodology. So it is fundamental that as bilingual teacher we train in order to know about this methodology. That’s why,  I am studying to pass the TKT exam provided by Cambridge. This exam consists on knowing all the features of this methodology.
Some years ago I realised the importance of taking knowledge from different sources different from books. So for that time it is when my PLE started.
After that, I have tried to be update of different educational content by doing these kinds of things: follow in twitter relevant educational authors (César Bona, Santiago Moll, Victoria Marín…), create an educational account on Pinterest, and watch educational Ted videos. So, I consider that these actions are part of my PLN.
However, I really believe that all my online interventions have to increase in order to have a wide PLN where I can learn from it and expand my ideas.
Therefore, here is my popplet that contains my mapping  e-projects:

I get amazed, when I discover that there are a lot of programs in order to make videos that are free on the website.
So, I checked some of them as for example “Powtoon” and his tutorial. It seemed very interesting and easy to use according to the tutorial I saw.
However, after checking some of them I decided that I could improve my skills in a program that Mac includes that it is called IMovie. Surely, most of you have heard about this program It is not in the website for free, but I took the chance that my computer has it.
Previously to this video I have created another videos. However, there are some tools that I didn’t know how to incorporate.
IMovie is plenty of components that facilitate the creation of a video. You can change: colour, white balance, tone of the skin. Besides, it includes some models have already prepared for you such as: transitions, tittles, maps and sounds. Another aspect that I would like to remark is that the connections with your other Mac application work pretty well.
Doing this video I had the opportunity to keep improving my skills using this tool. I downloaded a clock intro in Youtube and I could incorporate in my video. Moreover, I created my own voice-over in order to say the main title of the video.
Here is the  Youtube link:
I hope that you enjoy my video!
#introduction #IMovie