The CCN Foresight Tink Tank set out to identify needs and generate ideas for
re-shaping languages in education over the next decade. Participants were drawn
from e-learning, educational practice and administration, research, teacher training,
publishing, and technology.
What a plant needs to grow?
A plant needs light, warmth, water and nutrients to grow well.
What is the job of the different parts of plants?
Roots take up water and nutrients from the soil. They also keep the plant steady and upright in the soil.
The stem carries water and nutrients to different parts of the plant.
The leaves make food by using light from the sun, along with carbon dioxide from the air and water. This process is called photosynthesis
“Destination impossible” és un joc que serveix per practicar i aprendre les direccions i consolidar el vocabulari relacionat amb el carrer en anglès. Les persones que hi juguen se situen sobre el plànol d’una ciutat fictícia, Skillswise City, i a través d’instruccions escrites han de triar on van. Les instruccions es van complicant de manera que la dificultat del joc augmenta.
El joc forma part d’una proposta didàctica per practicar la comprensió d’instruccions.
FOUND AT: http://phobos.xtec.cat/butlletic/?p=3185
Read how Mónica Arellano, a teacher at San José de Calasanz Primary School in Fraga, Huesca, tells how a lesson to teach three-year-olds the basics of photosynthesis took her to represent Spain in a showcase in Germany.
This is an article from the “octavo número de HAND IN HAND, la revista del Proyecto de Centros Bilingües“, from British Council and Ministerio de Educación de España. FOUND AT: http://www.britishcouncil.org/es/spain-education-bilingual-project.htm
CLIL was initiated in Lithuania in 2002 by the Ministry of Education and Science. The British Council joined the project in 2004 and contributed three teacher-training events for the project participants. The first was organized on 17–18 November 2004 for 70 teachers from 35 schools participating in the project. The participants were both subject and language teachers, most schools were represented by one subject teacher and one language (English, German or French) teacher. Some of them were already involved in integrated teaching while others were interested in starting integrated subject and content teaching. The next event was the CLIL forum, held on 1–3 December 2005 with 49 teachers from 16 schools participating in the project. It was followed by visits to schools in Kaunas and Šiauliai, 24-28 April 2006. The visits included filming of the lessons and workshops on CLIL to groups of teachers from the regions.
Four fun and interesting lesson ideas on teaching light and sound for KS1 and KS2 pupils.
Year 5-6 teacher David Aston, shows how glass bottles and water inspire pupils to think about how sound travels and how pitch can be altered.
He also demonstrates that sound travels by vibration by showing pupils what happens when you cross a string and a wire coat-hanger.
For KS1, Kate Widdowson makes use of torchlight and a range of materials so that children can predict and test the best light-blocking fabric for the “three little pigs’ home”.
Finally, Year 5 teacher Lucy Blackmore helps her class discover that light travels in a straight line whilst her pupils construct their own periscopes to solve a real-life problem.
This article was found at: http://paleeldaclil.blogspot.com/ and, as they mention in their blog:
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
The principal objectives of the WDL are to:
- Promote international and intercultural understanding;
- Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;
- Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;
- Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.
Found at: http://www.wdl.org/en/about/