sábado, 21 de abril de 2018

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in two minutes

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a historic document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its third session on 10 December 1948 (Resolution 217) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. Of the then 58 members of the United Nations, 48 voted in favor, none against, eight abstained, and two did not vote.

The Declaration consists of 30 articles affirming an individual's rights which, although not legally binding in themselves, have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, economic transfers, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions, and other laws.

If you are interested in human rights education, you will find here the UDHR explained in two minutes.

domingo, 15 de abril de 2018

NASA's Interactive Guide to the Solar System

This site produced for NASA's Science Mission Directorate was launched in october 1998. It strives to be a real-time, living encyclopedia of robotic exploration of the solar system. 

It aims to provide the public with reliable, accurate, up-to-date information about the planets, moons, asteroids, comets and everything else in our solar system. It also provides a complete historical record of deep space exploration.

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sábado, 14 de abril de 2018

Nik's QuickShout

Nik Peachey is an award winning course designer & a teacher trainer, materials writer, blogger and international conference speaker. 

His blog Nik's QuickShout offers resources to help English Language Teachers use digital tools for English literacy.

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sábado, 7 de abril de 2018

Purland Training @purlandtraining

Purland Training is a free English language teaching resource website. It was created by Matt Purland, an experienced English teacher with over fourteen years of experience teaching English full-time, in the UK and abroad.

On this website you can find books, free worksheets, lesson plans, infographics, wordsearches, video lessons, games, idioms of the day...

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lunes, 2 de abril de 2018

Newcomer Toolkit

This report was produced by the National Center for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) under U.S. Department of Education (Department) This tool kit helps U.S. educators and others who work directly with immigrant students and their families. 

It would also be interesting to develop intercultural communication and competence in our classrooms.

viernes, 30 de marzo de 2018

BioInteractive

At BioInteractive you can find multimedia resources, including apps, short films, holiday lectures, virtual labs, interactive turorials on particular topics, a wide range of documents for use in the classrooms, and teacher guides.

An amazing tool to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your classroom.

Frontiers for Young Minds

Frontiers for Young Minds is an open access scientific journal. It provides a collection of free avalilable scientific articles shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers. The articles can be sorted by subject area or by keyword.

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jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018

Sick Science™

Sick Science™ is a trademark of Steve Spangler, inc. Steve Spangler is a celebrity teacher, science toy designer, speaker, author and an Emmy award-winning television personality. On his YouTube channel you can fin smart videos for curious minds of all ages. An amazing free resource for parents & teachers.

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sábado, 17 de marzo de 2018

#StPatricksDay2018


Known as the Apostle of Ireland, Saint Patrick is the primary patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on 17 March.

St. Patrick features in many stories in the Irish oral tradition and there are many customs connected with his feast day. 

There are also many educational resources to learn more about him and about Irish culture:

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STEM careers and caring responsibilities

Women with a STEM degree are less likely than their male counterparts to work in a STEM occupation. 

This video reflects one factor that contributes to the discrepancy of women and men in STEM jobs: the impact of caring responsibilities.

domingo, 11 de marzo de 2018

Storium

Storium is a creative writing game developed by Protagonist Labs, a startup based in the San Francisco Bay area. Storium can help you build your skills as a writer, exercise your creative juices, meet new people, and have a blast along the way. It is free to play. It works on your comuputer, tablet or smartphone.

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sábado, 10 de marzo de 2018

Photos for Class

Photos for Class is a place to access safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes. 

All photos shown are licensed by Creative Commons for public use. All of the downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms (name of the author, name of the photo, a link to the original photo and the name and type of licence along with a link to read it).

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domingo, 4 de marzo de 2018

The Public Domain Review

Founded in 2011, the PDR is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas. As its name suggests, the focus is on works which have now fallen into the public domain.

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domingo, 25 de febrero de 2018

The Phrase Finder

A list of thousands of English idioms, phrases and proverbs with their meaning and origin explained. Phrases listed under category headings, origins...

This site was founded in 1997 by Gary Martin, who writes the Meanings and Origins section of the site and the Phrase A Week posts. It grew out of post-graduate research into computational linguistics that was developed in 1985 in a Sheffield Hallam University research project into the use of artificial intelligence techniques to aid the teaching of writing.

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viernes, 23 de febrero de 2018

Tumble Book Library

La Biblioteca del CEFIRE de Elx nos informa de que, gracias a una inversión de la Subdirección General de Coordinación Bibliotecaria del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, las Bibliotecas Públicas del Estado ofrecen desde sus páginas Web, acceso gratuito a una colección de libros electrónicos parlantes, dirigidos especialmente al público infantil y juvenil y que al mismo tiempo suponen un valiosísimo recurso para la práctica de idiomas. 

Se trata de un recurso anglosajón, muy popular en centros educativos y bibliotecas públicas de Estados Unidos y Canadá La biblioteca virtual Tumblebook, destinada fundamentalmente al público infantil y juvenil, incluye: libros de cuentos, libros juveniles, cuentos en inglés, en francés, español y diversos idiomas, además de juegos y puzzles. 

Los textos de TumbleBooks son un complemento magnífico al programa de lectura que puede utilizarse de forma independiente o en grupo. Las opciones de búsqueda permiten localizar los libros por título, autor, tema, idioma (ingles, español, francés), géneros, duración, dificultad y nivel de lectura.

sábado, 17 de febrero de 2018

Scoilnet.ie


Scoilnet is the Department of Education and Skills (DES) official portal for Irish education Scoilnet.ie contains a database of over 15,000+ online resources including websites, quizzes, lesson plans, notes, video/audio, games and other multimedia. You can access their resources from the blue search box at the top of every page.

Scoilnet.ie has been developed as a support for teachers at both primary and post-primary levels.

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martes, 13 de febrero de 2018

Saint Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the English-speaking countries, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. (Source: Wikipedia)

Some Valentine's Day teaching resources (lesson plans, printables, activities games...):

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sábado, 10 de febrero de 2018

MAD English TV

This YouTube channel is about learning English. It includes creative and fun lessons to help you learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, verb tenses, idioms, IELTS and TOEFL preparation, and much more. 

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ChemCollective

The ChemCollective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. Teachers can use our content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can review and learn chemistry concepts using our virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials. 

The ChemCollective is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon who are interested in using, assessing, and creating engaging online activities for chemistry education. 

(Source: ChemCollective).

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