Places in Britain

Just like every year students from 1º ESO have been reading about famous places in Britain and, once again, they have created a Popplet (which they orally presented to the rest of the class) to show how much they have learnt. Click on the photos to have a look at their fantastic work:

Juan Carlos and Iván

Juan Carlos and Iván

Tatiana and Jaqueline

Tatiana and Jaqueline

Toñi ...

Toñi and José

Miriam ...

Miriam and Hamis

Alberto, Juanjo and Pedro

Alberto, Juanjo and Pedro

Rocío, Chema and Marco

Rocío, Chema and Marco

Natalia and Nailia

Natalia and Nailia

Mohamed

Mohamed

Esther and Lucía

Esther and Lucía

GOOD JOB🙂

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Places in New York

During the first term, students from 2º Bach B and D bilingual have been doing some research on some of the most iconic places in New York.

Although some students have already been to New York, the majority of them haven’t. However, they were all asked to design a Google map with the places they would either like to visit if they ever go to this amazing city or, in the case of those who have been there, the places they would recommend to other people.

Their maps look fantastic and some of the oral presentations they did of their work were outstanding. I am sorry that I didn’t get to record them. Nevertheless, they are happy to share their work with you just in case you ever visit the city that never sleeps.

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Immigration in New York and immigration in Europe.

During the first term, students from 2º Bachillerato C have been reading about the first immigrants to arrive in New York at the beginning of the 20th century. They have been doing some research on Ellis Island and trying to understand why, whilst New York represented a new hope for many, leaving everything behind to go in search of a new life was also a hard decision which didn’t always turn out so well.

I thought that probably the best way for students to understand how people might feel when they are forced to leave their countries was to connect it to the refugee crisis Europe is going through at the moment. As there’s no better way to sympathise with those suffering than to put yourself in their shoes, I told the students they would have to record a radio programme in which they would interview a family of refugees living in Spain.

So, they worked as follows:

  • First, they had to write the scripts of their radio programmes on a Google Document and share them with me. You can check them out if you click on the photo:
Scripts

Scripts

  • After checking the scripts, they recorded their programmes and uploaded them to Spreaker. I have grouped them all in ivoox for easier access. Click on the photo to listen to them:

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All in all, students have done a great job. Congratulations!!!

 

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Australia: The Convicts’ Wall

Hello everybody and welcome back. It seems ages since we last wrote a post on the blog, but we are back now with many more exciting tasks/projects which we will be published as we finish them.

This term, 1º Bachillerato A/B are working on a project about Australia. Australia is an exciting country which goes far beyond just Sydney and its famous Opera House. Students are busy right now designing their Google maps of famous places in Australia, but they have also been learning a bit of Australian history such as the fact that Australia was first used as a Penal Colony by the British as a way to expand their Empire. Besides, they are also doing some research on probably the saddest part of Australian History, the stolen generation of Aboriginal children who were taken from their families so that they could be integrated into white society.

To get the ball rolling, here is the collaborative wall where they had put themselves in the shoes of British convicts sent to Australia. Click on the photo to learn how those people might have felt:

The Convicts' Wall by 1º Bach A/B

The Convicts’ Wall by 1º Bach A/B

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¡Qué alegría!

Por segunda vez en tres años volvemos a ser finalistas del Premio Espiral Edublogs con nuestro blog. Es un gran reconocimiento al trabajo que llevamos, especialmente los alumnos, realizando estos años. Aunque el fallo final es el próximo 13 de mayo, nos llena de satisfacción estar ahí, rodeados de otros blogs de una calidad excepcional.

Nos gustaría dar las gracias a la organización y al jurado por considerar que estamos al nivel de otros compañeros a los que seguimos y admiramos y de los que aprendemos todos los días. Aprovechamos también para desearles mucha suerte a todos los finalistas.

Muchas gracias también a Educarm por hacerse eco de esta gran noticia. Pincha aquí para leer su nota de prensa.

¡ENHORABUENA A TODOS Y MUCHA SUERTE!

X Edición del Premio Espiral Edublogs

X Edición del Premio Espiral Edublogs

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Archena – Uddevalla Students’ Exchange (2nd part)

All good things come to those who wait and on April 21st the Spanish group landed in Gothenburg (Sweden) ready to enjoy an unforgettable week.

Among the activities planned, we visited Uddevalla, Lysekil, Gothenburg or Oslo. The students also took part in other activities organised by their families and attended some lessons with their Swedish mates.

We would like to thank all the teachers and families involved for their effort and commitment.

All in all, the exchange has AGAIN been a very enriching experience for all the people who took part in it, especially the students.

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Stop Bullying

Bullying is a social scourge which affects more people than we can imagine. Victims of bullying are often too scared to talk about what is happening to them to the point that sometimes they prefer to kill themselves rather than talk to teachers or parents.

During the 2nd term, 1º Bachillerato students have been working on this topic in different ways. First of all, they read and watched “About a boy”, a “funny” story which deals with serious topics such as the one under consideration in this post. After reading and watching, they all contributed to create a collaborative wall with Padlet in which they offered possible solutions to the problem of bullying at school. Click on the photo to view it:

1º Bachillerato A/C

1º Bachillerato A/C

Once the wall was finished, they organised themselves into groups of 4/5 students and wrote some leaflets using smore to start a campaign against bullying at school. These leaflets had to include videos in which they put themselves in the shoes of the bullies and the victims. As expected, they did an amazing job. Watch the videos and judge for yourselves:

 

If you want to find out more about how the whole process was carried out or have a look at the leaflets, click on the photo:

The process

The process

 

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