Thursday, 24 April 2014

Where Are All the Green Spaces?

Sidewalk flower in Oakland, CA
photo by Joel Wanek

You are invited to take part in Do Now: Art And Popular Culture from Thu 24 until Wed 30 April, twittering about the article entitled 'Where are all the green spaces?' for a late celebration of Earth Day.

Read the post carefully, watch the video clip and draw your own conclusions. When you are ready to post your impressions, opinions, comments and so forth on Twitter, please start twittering all along this coming week, on a regular basis, about this topic.

Start all your tweets with @KQEDedspace and end them with our hashtag #DoNow_urjc. Respond to your peers, and retweet all those posts that you regard worthwhile.

Be creative, illustrate your tweets, include multimedia content, use your imagination!

Lots of other students from all over the world are also twittering about this Do Now and they will be using #DoNowGreen, so it would be nice if you focused on that hashtag too, apart from our own. In order to manage that, you may use a tool for real time tracking and organizing your Twitter, such as Tweetdeck.

For teaching and learning Webmix, recommended by Symbaloo España

Thanks ever so much to Symbaloo España for their kind paragraph about "For teaching and learning", a webmix thata I originally compiled for my own use and that has spread out for peers now.

I am really grateful for the mention and glad to see that the webmix can be useful to others.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Sunday 27 April 2014: Sharing our e-projects with the world

This 2013/2014 school year is proving as a wonderfully surprising one, full of new teaching experiences for me and loads of impressive evidences of learning by the group of awesome Master's Degree students I have had the lucky chance to meet and share knowledge with at URJC.

After a whole term overcoming learning challenges while crafting ICT teaching outcomes, these thirty future CLIL teachers, divided in various teams, have developed brave e-projects with a range of proposals that some Primary students have already tested across Spain.

Now, we are given the chance to share those e-projects with the world, thanks to Shelly Terrell's kind invitation to be presenters at the 7th Virtual Round Table Web Conference on Su 27 April at 14:30, Spanish time.

Please join us in this event on Language Learning Technologies. The web conference starts on Friday, 25 April 2014 at 6pm GMT and goes through to 12pm midnight on Sunday, 27 April 2014 with some 61 presenters and a 38 hours of program.

Click to see a detailed program with the list of all of the sessions. A program overview with a printable pdf version can be found under this address.

The steps to join our presentation are easy:

1. Sign up at and then sign in, once approved.
2. Surf for our event: Challenging Future e-Teachers to blog e-projects Click 'Will Attend'.
3. Enter our room for the virtual round table web conference on Sunday 27 April,14:30, Spanish time.

All of us from the #ictclil_urjc Blog Roll thank the Virtual Round Table organisers for their generous invitation to be able to spread the word about our e-projects and hope you enjoy our presentation and the whole web conference. 

Looking forward to meeting you all at the Virtual Round Table!
Best wishes,


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The timeline of an e-connected story

I think by now, all of you must already have read the posts about how @javiramossancha and his Primary CLIL students at Colegio San Gregorio have e-connected with my students, Primary CLIL teachers, at URJC.

Well, today we have a new episode, or rather, the episode that rounds it all up thanks to Javier's great post:

WRITING STORIES an e-connection with students of #ictclil_URJC

There you will be able to follow the full timeline of this e-connected story that has helped an eproject crafted by future CLIL teachers in Madrid become a real classroom project, tested by real CLIL Primary students in Palencia.

Thanks ever so much to Javier for his wonderful availability, to his students and their awesome storybooks, and to Emily, Pablo and Nuria for their sweet CLIL proposals to foster reading and writing skills while using ICT.

Related entries:

Monday, 21 April 2014

#DoNowVenn RoundUp

After the #DoNowVenn posts are done, the team of @KQEDedspace are bringing now this new DoNow Roundup, in which  the students at the URJC Master's Degree for The Use of ICT and Digital Resources in Primary Bilingual Education have been taking part, as usual.

Once again, as recently posted here regarding former DoNow initiatives within the Arts and Pop Culture, our participation has been quoted as outstanding, for which we are humbly honoured, very proud, and thankful!

Photo by @joserro_ge

A Venn Diagram Can Be Art Depending On How You See It

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Supporting students to interview

Have a look at our tutorial explaining children how to conduct an interview!

Cross-posted from Open Voices

Monday, 14 April 2014

Art and music in jars tutorial and activity

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations Art and Music

Full info at Art and Music in Jars.

Art and Music in Jars has new tutorials for you!

New tutorials of Art and Music in Jars!!!!

Full information at Art and Music in Jars



A new tutorial and some activities of Art and Music in Jars

Hi guys!

We have created a tutorial about how to make presentations using Google Drive and two activities about musical instruments.

We hope you enjoy them!

Full info at Art & Music in Jars

Making presentations in Google Drive Activities about musical instruments