Monthly Archives: febrer 2010

Amazing site for WEB 2.0

Just a brief description on what you will find in WEB 2.0 GURU: The resources found on this wiki will assist visitors with the information needed to redesign, retool and sustain a truly robust 21st Century pedagogy. Educational technology is no longer an option, it’s a critical necessity for every child charged with developing the skills necessary for success in a our digitally enhanced and globally competitive society. How long must we make them wait for us to catch up? We must serve the children that we are teaching today. It is our responsibility to stay up to date on best practice to meet students where they are. Learn how to use tools that engage and inspire a passion for learning. Learn along side of them and with the tools that foster higher levels of thinking and more productive, collaborative, life long learners.

APAC ELT Convention 2010

Skills for Life: ELT and Education
The importance of English in the future of young and not so young Europeans has been central in all discussions on basic skills and competencies and has been one of the main issues in the debate to raise Europe’s productivity, competitiveness and employment.
School curricula have finally incorporated the work done by the OCDE and other international organisations in the identification of key competencies, and teaching programmes are now more cross-curricular than ever. It seems only logical that the teaching of English should try to transcend its language boundaries to the wider field of education with a capital E.
Teachers of English have always been highly specialised, with agendas full of hot topics. A look at the mottos of APAC Conventions is sufficient to see what has been worrying us: ICT, Communication, Tasks, Projects, Motivation, CLIL, Classroom diversity, always closely linked to how language is learnt and how it can best be taught. As teachers of English we have been able to use resources that open windows of imagination for our students, and have an influence on students that teachers of other subjects can seldom have. If English is central in the debate for the future of our young people, our challenge as teachers of English at present is whether we will be able to use that influence and opportunity to go beyond our language niche(s) and consciously contribute to the Education of our students.
APAC’s convention this coming February 2010 includes the confirmed participation of speakers who have not visited us for some time now, such as Mary Slattery, Barbara Seidlhofer, Henry Widdowson, John McRae or Scott Thornbury, and we are about to confirm the participation of regular visitors, local and international. We look forward to listening to interesting sessions and to the usual opportunity for rich exchanges at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra .

See you in February!

All about sound

Facts about Science

Sound is caused by vibrations.

Vibrating objects make sound. This sound is passed to our ears and this is how we hear.

Sounds get louder (increase in volume) when they vibrate harder.

Pitch is how high or low a note is.
The shorter the vibrating object, the higher the pitch.

Click here to answer questions about Sounds