Friday, January 31, 2014

What is Padlet?

It`s a virtual wall where you can post your thoughts, activities and much more. You can use it to introduce warm up activities, for collaborative work, to collect projects or any other purpose you can image.There is a great variety of attractive designs to choose as backgrounds, but if you wish you can upload one. You can post documents, pictures, videos and html activities which motivate and encourage students to work. This a Padlet I made to review vocabulary:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A voki used as a warm up activity

A voki used in English for Specific Purposes

A voki used for description

A voki

What is Voki?

It`s a free online service which allows you to create avatars. You can customize them:choose their appearance, give them a voice by phone,typing it,using your microphone or uploading a file. Besides, you can choose the backgrounds (sports, indoors, nightlife, city view, outdoors, travel, nature, animated, holidays or descure)or upload your own ones. When you are sastified you can share them Vokis can be very useful in the classroom to reinforce either listening and speaking skills.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What is Mixbook?

It`s a website for creating free photobooks which can be used as a teaching tool. It`s useful to create tutorials and assign writing tasks. There is a tutorial to guide you, so you learn to use it. Mixbook will motivate students because it is interactive and allows collaborative work by sharing the link by e-mail. There is a great variety of formats, layouts, backgrounds,stickers and letters to choose. You can upload photos and automix them. Besides, pages can be duplicated or deleted and you can preview your book before publishing it. This is a mixbook I made:

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Glogster: a visual learning platform you should try

This platform allows you to create interactive posters and share them. You can load texts, graphics, music and much more. This is the link to join it: I leave you an example of a Glogster made by me. I hope you like :)

Moodle: an open source platform to teach

This is a video about possible activities in this platform.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Let`s learn a bit more about me:)

The tool that I have used is YouTube. It`s easy to share and embed videos. If you want to post your own video in YouTube you should use programs or applications such as movie maker or stuplefix. Another posssibility is to use pictures from websites or your own ones.