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EASTER

bunny.gif“What does the Easter Bunny say when he is hopping around?”    “Hoppy Easter!”Tongue out

Easter Bunny
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Easter Bunny, soft and white
Hopping quickly out of sight,
Thank you for the eggs you bring,
At Eastertime we welcome spring,
Easter Bunny, soft and white,
Hopping quickly out of sight. 

 

Edu365 – Interactive about Easter.

The Kidzpage – Children on-line games: Easter holidays games and activities for kids

Easter Fun –  On-line games Easter Fun!

Sing-along: “Here comes Peter Cottontail”  – Enjoy singing that funny song! Lots of activities for Easter.

Easter online URLs  – Making effective use of the internet in the classroom.

Sparkle – Topics, downloadables, festivals and celebrations.

DLTK’s Easter – Enjoy Easter with DLTK’s Easter Section. DLTK’s Holiday Activities for Kids

Kids Turn Central – There is lots of FUNNY things to do and see this Easter at Kids’ Turn Central Bunny Hutch

Activity Village  – Easter for kids in Activity Village. Crafts , puzzles, colouring pages, videos and more.

Billy Bear’s Happy Easter – Billy Bear’s Happy Easter for Kids, families and teachers.

ABCTEACH – Worksheets and printables.

Enchanted Learning –  Easter Resources and other lesson plans for teachers.

  

VALENTINE

CupidCelebrate Valentine!! 😉

 “If you were a dictionary from the shelf
And I were looking through
I’d find the longest word of all
To spend more time with you “(Nicola and Jeanan)

If you were my present on Christmas Eve,
And I were the big red bow,
I would tie you up so tightly,
And never let you go.

More at  http://priestsic6.wikispaces.com/literacy  

You should enjoy the cute little cupid in this St Valentine’s video  Onestopenglish.com
McMillan

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/valentines/index.htm  DLTK’s Valentine’s Day Activities for kids.

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/valentines-day/teacher-resources/6673.html   Teachervision offers Valentine’s Day ACtivities, Printables and Resources to help teachers

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/valentine/  Activities, Crafts, cards, Minibooks for preschool and Elementary School.

http://abcteach.com/directory/seasonalholidays/valentines_day/  Memory games,  worksheets, cards, craft etc. from abcteach to enjoy Valentine.

http://www.thekidzpage.com/valentines_games/index.html   Jigsaws, games, puzzles, colouring pages, toys and movies in The Kidz Page

http://www.educationworld.com/a_earlychildhood/newsletters/newsletterV05N03.shtml  Nice Valentine Resources for Young Learners by Sue LaBella

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CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS TIME  

Some interesting sites where we can find useful resources to work with our pupils. Have a look at them.

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http://www.merry-christmas.com/games/games.htm

Interactive Games: Take a look in this area for some funny games that you can play during the holidays.

http://www.learn-ict.org.uk/links/lnx_xmas00.asp

Links to Christmas activities where you also find the activity description for each link.

http://www.edhelper.com/Christmas.htm

Christmas Theme: A great source of activities.

http://www.jacquielawson.com/

Beautiful e-cards by Jacquie Lawson

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/index.html

Printable templates for children’s Christmas crafts suitable for preschool, kindergarten and gradeschool kids.

http://www.coloring.com/pictures/christmas

To colour on line and print.

 http://akidsheart.com/holidays/christms/chgames.htm

Games online about Christmas.

http://www.northpole.com

Visit Santa Claus website with lots of games, educational activities, send a letter to Santa, colouring, etc.

http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-topics-christmas.htm

Do you celebrate Christmas? Practise Christmas words, write a letter to Santa, and try someChristmas crafts. Find out how Christmas is celebrates in UK and around the world. You can play some special Christmas games, sing a song about Santa, or read a snowman story.

http://www.edu365.cat/primaria/muds/angles/christmas/index.htm

Interactive activities to revise vocabulary or some aspects of Christmas.

Youtube Christmas karaoke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfDUYazIvgk

Christmas song: We wish you a Merry Christmas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA3x7mr-A3c&feature=related

Jingle Bells Rock – Hilary Duff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7KjwyPwEWE&feature=related
Santa Calus is coming to town – Mariah Carey (no lyrics)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13SaSh_xW2M&feature=related

Loonely Tunes “Jingle Bells” Sing-A-Long

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13SaSh_xW2M&feature=related

Disney Merry Christmas – Let It Snow

POEMS & RHYMES

Uttering aloud (something rehearsed or memorized), especially before an audience or in big group has an enormous potential. It promotes good pronunciation of new words and patterns, rhythm and intonation helping to acquire a better oral production of the target language.
 

Preschool Fingerplays, Action Poems, Nursery Rhymes and songs
http://www.preschoolrainbow.org/preschool-rhymes.htm

Funny Poems  Welcome to an exciting new collection of poems for children. If you’re not used to hearing the words ‘poems’ and ‘exciting’ in the same sentence, please don’t give up just yet, because these poems really are a little bit different…

Poems and rhymes for kids and children

http://www.101kidz.com/poems/

Freshwater Poems   Poems that deals with several topics. They can be used in CLIL lessons to reinforce vocabulary or patterns

http://www.educationworld.com/a_earlychildhood/archives/poems.shtml   Wonderful poems for Young Learners by Sue La Bella

Classic Poem for children   Children poems on line by Storyit.com

HALLOWEEN

Festivals in countries help to understand their culture, folklore, traditions, etc. Children love to know about them.

Here comes some interesting web addresses and portals that teachers can use to help children to learn about different festivities.

HALLOWEEN

GhostLang Pearson Longman

http://www.lang-longman.it/servizi/festivities/halloween.php

Halloween Games Ben & Jerry’s

http://www.benjerry.com/halloween/games/

Halloween DLTK’s growing together.

Poetry and songs

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/halloween/halloween_songs.htm

Games

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/halloween/games/games.htm

British Council. LearnEnglish Kids

http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-topics-halloween.htm

A spooky story: Ghosts in the house

http://www.lookybook.com/mainpage.php?name_id=1694

Halloween songs, free videos, flash cards, worksheets, lesson plans, and party ideas!

http://www.supersimplesongs.com/halloween.html 

Halloween resources for primary English Lessons

http://www.planetaki.com/primaryenglish

Have a HAPPY ICT HALLOWEEN!!!Tongue out

Update your English! Keep the use of ICT up!

Teachers of a foreign language never stop being in touch with the learnt language, English in this case. Maybe the level of English is very good or perhaps it is a little bit rusty and a little of update is needed or just we want to practise it a little more. Some sites below provide resources to improve English.
Listening comprehension:

The Sounds of English: an Introduction to English Phonetics.   To learn the phonetics and its symbols.

BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/).
Speaking in Tongues is a 25-part radio series about language from International House Barcelona, broadcast on Saturday mornings by Radio Free Barcelona on 107.7 FM.The series, featuring a number people in the Teacher Training Department, discusses a range of different topics relating to language, language learning and language teaching.If you want to listen to some of these discussions, you have to go to:
http://www.ihes.com/radio/index.html
English Listening Comprehension Quizzes http://esl.about.com/od/listeningquizzes/index_a.htm
Australia Network is offering video podcasts (or vodcasts) of our popular English Bites program on a free trial basis.
http://australianetwork.com/learnenglish/
Randall’s ESL page, that can be also easily used in the class with the students
http://www.esl-lab.com/

Reading Comprehension:
The British Daily Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
The Daily Express: http://www.express.co.uk/
The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/
The Herald: http://www.theherald.co.uk/
The Times: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/global

On-line writing activities:
English Exercises Online: http://www.smic.be/smic5022/
Online Writing Lab: OWL – http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index.html
ELC (English Language Centre) Study Zone: http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/
English-Hilfen learn languages on-line:
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/alle_grammar.htm
Merriam-Webster’s online Dictionary: http://www.m-w.com/

About ICT Management:
Have a look at :
Materials de formació 2007
http://www.xtec.cat/formaciotic/dvdformacio/materials.htm
It offfers a wide range of guides for different courses on ICT tools (webQuest, Word Processing, webpage design, ICT workshops for Primary and kindergarten, Power point, etc.)

General

Linguasnet    English, Spanish, Romanian and Portuguese FREE courses. Focuses on listening and speaking skills.

Other Resources

To help the teaching/learning practice, internet is an inexhaustable source of resources for both teachers and students.

DIDACTIC UNITS
http://www.xtec.es/aulanet/ud/angles/study/index.htm
Anglès on line: English School: http://www.anglesonline.org/
Poems: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm

CRLE. Materials i Activitats d’aprenentatge:
http://www.xtec.es/crle/05/05.htm

TEACHERS RESOURCES
ABCTEACH
The place for kids, parents, student teachers, and teachers.Free Printables: 5000+ free printable pages and worksheets.
http://www.abcteach.com/

LEARN ENGLISH
Free English on-line. Grammar, English Culture, vocabulary, etc.
http://www.learnenglish.de/

ENCHANTED LEARNING
Endless materials, lessons plans and resources on-line
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html

TEACHERS NET
Teacher discussion boards and chatrooms. Lesson plans, project ideas and teaching tools. Searchable teacher job listings and career resources.
http://www.teachers.net/

ISABEL’S ELF SITE: ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN OR SECOND LANGUAGE
http://www.isabelperez.com/

LA MANSION DEL INGLÉS
http://www.mansioningles.com/

ANGLES365
Materials and resources for teachers in their classrooms.
http://www.angles365.com

ONESTOPENGLISH
http://www.onestopenglish.com/

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
http://www.oup.com/es/

MAGIC VOCABULARY  Worksheets and games generator

http://www.magicvocabulary.net/

INFORMATION SEARCH
Encyclopedias – You can access the Encyclopaedia Britannica through the edu365 desktop utility (you must be a registered XTEC user).
http://www.edu365.com/escriptori/index.htm
Wikipedia – An open source encyclopedia originally created in English. It’s is very easy to find articles and to edit your own.
Dictionariesedu365 provides us with a link to a multilingual dictionary (you must be a registered XTEC user).
DACCO is an open source dictionary which allows you to upload and edit new terms if you want to improve the definitions you find.
Dictionary.com is a free on-line dictionary with dictionary, thesaurus and encyclopedia utility at: http://dictionary.reference.com/
Cambridge dictionaries online : http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
OneLook Dictionary Search: http://www.onelook.com/
Word Central for Kids: http://wordcentral.com/ ,It offers your students in cicle mitjà and cicle superior the possibility of playing with words
Merriam-Webster’s online Dictionary: http://www.m-w.com/

NEWSPAPERS ARTICLES and WORKSHEETS in English especially designed for students:
VILAWEB: http://www.vilaweb.cat/www/diariescola/noticia?id=634739

AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS
Video-library: A selection of the collection of educational videos from the Departament d’Educació have been digitalised in order to be distributed through the Internet.
http://www.xtec.es/videoteca/

SEARCH ENGINES
Google : http://www.google.com/
Yahoo: http://uk.yahoo.com/
And lots more …

COOPERATIVE WORK
This reffers to differents sites directly related to international projects or partnership and cooperative work.
PUNT DE TROBADA – http://www.xtec.cat/trobada/index.htm
eTwinning – The goal is to get european schools working together in different projects.
http://www.etwinning.net/ww/es/pub/etwinning/index2006.htm
SPRING DAY IN EUROPE – After registering schools can participate in different activities involving the idea of Europe as a common space. It tries to foster the knowledge of the european institutions by students.
http://www.springday2007.net/ww/en/pub/spring2007/index.htm
OFICINA EUROPEA – The “Oficina de Cooperació Eudicativa i científica Internacional” at Departament d’Educació” plays an important role in the management and coordination of international cooperative projects.
http://www.xtec.es/ofinternacional/

Educational Applications

This tiltle includes useful applications we can find on the internet ready to be used with our pupils. Sometimes we can create our own activities by means of the application itself. Under this topic we include:

1. MUDS
At edu365.com, there are small didactic units (MUD) for different levels and differents areas, a set of precise tasks related to specific contents of that area or subject. (Clic on the picture to access to some Primary examples of MUDS)

2. JClic Aplications
The Jclic project is an upgraded evolution of the program Clic 3.0, a tool to create multimedia educational applications. All along this time many educators have used it in order to create interactive through which diverse skills are practised and which cover wide areas of the curriculum, ranging from kindergarten to secondary.
http://clic.xtec.net/ca/index.htm

3. Quaderns Virtuals (“Digital Notebooks”)
They are digital learning environments that allow teachers to create and carry out multimedia activities in order to evaluate their students’ progress.
A digital notebook has one or more “sheets” or “pages”, each sheet containing one or more questions. There are different types of questions that can be created: Multiple choice, gap filling, ordering, click and drag …
http://clic.xtec.net/qv_web/ca/index.htm

4. WebQuests
WebQuests are Internet-centered group projects based upon the idea of guided activities. Students are asked to search for information and data in the www in order to achieve a specific goal. Given a certain story or situation recreated in the WebQuest, each group of students takes up a specific role that is guided into some specific websites where they must find the information they need. The outcome of the search (or “quest”) can be published, printed, drawn, or explained to the rest of the class. This is why WebQuests are so interesting to educators, they cover different areas of the learning process: Cooperative work, creative and communicative skills, and also reflective work.
http://www.xtec.es/recursos/webquests/htm/farmpets.htm
http://www.xtec.es/recursos/webquests/htm/insect.htm
You can find different WebQuests and templates to create your own at:
http://www.xtec.es/recursos/webquests/index.htm

5. Blogs
A blog is a website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order. A blog comprises hypertext, images and links to other web pages, video, audio and other filesBlogs use a conversational style of documentation. They allow the web readers to post their comments. Often blogs focus on a particular “area of interest”, such as ESL, different educational areas, and other fields. Some blogs discuss personal experiences. They can be used as a very powerful educational tool, as they allow fluent communication between the author and the readers.

http://crle-le.blogspot.com/

http://formacioicelleida.blogspot.com/

Blogs can be hosted by dedicated blog hosting services. This allows people to create their own blog and publish it in their own web space provided by the blog hosting service. Examples of this are Blogger and Word Press
Very recently xtec.cat, the Catalan teachers site has published its on blog hosting service:http://blogs.xtec.cat/

In it you’ll find all the support you need to help you to publish your own blog. It’s very easy!! Go on it’s good fun and useful!!

Do you know any other resource that it is not listed above?

Aproaching other subjects. CLIL

“This approach involves learning subjects or contents such as history, geography or others, through an additional language. It can be very successful in enhancing the learning of languages and other subjects, and developing in the youngsters a positive ‘can do’ attitude towards themselves as language learners”. (David Marsh)

In this section we will be able to find resources to enhance or support our practice as teachers teaching a subject or part of it, a content, etc. in English. They are very useful since children can watch small films, pictures, etc. that help to understant contents in a meaningful way, mainly visually as well as orally or written activities.IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF:Most of the links offered are not specially designed for CLIL lessons in English! They are original versions used for english-speaking natives. That means very often teachers need to readapt the materials to be more useful in the lessons.Other times just using them as they are, it is good fun for our students.

Discover what you can find in the sites below:

CESIRE – CIREL  Centre of support to Language Innovation and Research in Education of the Department of Education of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Delicious CLIL Catalonia To give support to the implementation of CLIL in Catalan schools: subject matter activities and ready-to-use materials and lesson plans, methodology, teaching development, scaffolding tools, etc. collected and continuosly updated .

Mrs. PopCorn’s Page Powerpoint presentations to teach Science, Geagraphy and History.

http://www.pppst.com/   Pete’s Power Point Station.

Please, do not miss this site! A full collection of free Power Point Presentations  for any subject.

http://www.crpusd.org/evergreen/scimoves.htm   Wide list of free science movies by Evergreen Elementary School , California

Welcome to the Kent ICT website.
We aim to support both teachers and pupils in the use of ICT across the curriculum by providing pages of resources, lesson ideas and links to ‘safe’ websites on the internet. We create and find the best Teaching and Learning resources on the internet – so YOU don’t have to!

Science in English  Lessons Plan, resources, ppt, materials ready to be used for CM and CS

http://www.richmondelt.com/clil/default.aspx 

Kidipede – History and Science for kids  All about History and Science for Middle Schools kids

Neuroscience for kids – Find out about successful science fair projects and discover interesting Science links.

ScienceBob  –  Experiments, Videos, and Science Fair Ideas

Science Made Simple – Science Projects, ideas, topics and science fair projects. Easy kids science Projects and experiments.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

http://www.brainpop.com/ – Animated educational site for kids. Science, Maths, Social Studies, Literacy, health, Arts and Music, etc. 

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Games/educational/

http://www.playkidsgames.com/ 

http://www.scrib.org.uk/  wonderful site for the Recycling topic

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/ – Educational games and activities for kids of all ages (several subjects)

http://www.iknowthat.com/com  – Useful site for all subjects to help children learn.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/ 

http://www.funbrain.com/ 

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/jennyindex.html  – Interesting resources for maths and some other.

http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/games/ – Fun, interactive, and accessible from any Internet-ready computer.

http://www.coloring.com/ 

http://www.primarygames.com/ 

http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/

http://www.mathsisfun.com/

http://www.lethsd.ab.ca/mmh/games/top100.htmhttp://switchzoo.com/activities.htm

http://funschool.kaboose.com/

Tip of this message!!

It could be useful to have a teacher’s chart where to write down site addresses, students age, topic, what is useful for, etc.