Thursday, 12 May 2016

Assessment rubric

Hello readers!!!

This task consists of creating our own rubric to assess CLIL e-projects.
I decided to use Quick rubric  tool because my classmates told me that they had a very good experience with it so I tried. The result was fantastic!! I like it very much. I thing is a very useful and quick tool(as the own name says).

At the time you reate a rubric you have to bear in mind which aspects are relevant and significant in order to assess the final Project. This kind of rubric will facilitate teachers the way in which they evaluate. I decided to include the following 7 aspects:

1. Organization
2.Use of language
3. Quality of content and coherence
4. Creativity
5. Web URLS and accessibility
6. Spelling and grammar
7. Dissemination

The points will be divided in three sections: Proficient (3 points), Emerging (2 points) and Revise your work (1 point).

From my point of view, I think this task has been very useful for me because, I didn`t know how to make rubrics and I have learnt and from now on I will be able to use it in my classroom. Also, it will help students to understand better their marks and they are not going to complain anymore about their unfair grades. With this kind of rubrics, students are going to know exactly what they have wrong and what aspects they have good and why.

If you want to see my rubric and use it in your classroom you have it here

I hope you find it useful!!!!!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

My Ict's experience

Hello readers

Unfortunately this experience is finishing!! This is going to be the last mission of the year so I hope you like it. This task consisted of creating a multimedia presentation in order to describe our ict's experience throughout this year.

We have a huge list of tool that we can use  for doing the multimedia presentation.
I finally chose Capzles. I decided to use it because it is a great free online tool which allows you to create very visual presentation using a timeline template. We can add pictures, music, videos and audios. Thanks to that, you can personalise your presentation according to your needs.  I enjoy a lot using this tool.

The only disadvantage that I can say about this tool is that you cannot insert pictures or videos directly  from the web. You have to download it and then add it.

In my multimedia presentation I included many pictures of my previous tasks to explain my summary. Apart from the pictures I also addd my voice to explain the pictures better. If you want to see my presentation, here is my final result:

I would like to say that this last challenge made me remember my whole experienceduring this year and all the bad and good moments that I had. Sometimes, I felt a lot of pressure with some tasks because I didn't know how to do it but it is true that at the end, you always see that moments from a different and more positive point of view. I think I spent a lot of time creating and doing my artifacts so the final result has been good. I have learnt lots of new tools to use them in my classroom. I could not imagine that I would be able to create all the artifacts and projects that I did. That's rewarding!!!

Finally I will like to confess that I loved to participate in our fantastic and amazing CLIL chocotalk.  I have very nice memories about that incredible day!!! It was my first time doing something like that so I was a Little bit nervous but it was really amazing. We made a good job because we worked all together as a team. I cannot find a better way to finish this nice experience that remembering our CLIL CHOCOTALK!!!!!

Thank you very much for all your time spent on reading my posts.

Bye Bye!!!!

Monday, 2 May 2016

World Book Day

Good morning readers,

Last 23rd of April was the World book day and to celebrate this we did an especial activity. It consists of recording a video or an audio explaining our favourite books and what type of readers are we. A few lessons ago we learnt how to use Aurasma app, so with that knowledge we had to use it to make this challenge.

The first step to do this challenge was to create a poster with images of our favourite books. I decided to use Piktochart to do my poster. I used Piktochart because I already knew about this fantastic tool and I think it makes things easier and unique. It is a good webtool which contains lots of free templates to design a good infographic.

This is the final trigger image that I used in Aurasma app:

I used also Aurasma. It is a great tool for us and also for students to learn more about Augmented Reality and to use it for learning content in an engaging and motivating way, so I really recommend you to try it in the future.  As I have said before I already explained how does it work in other post but in case you don't remember here is a nice tutorial made by my group:

The second and last  step is to create your video or an audio. In my presentation with audio I recommend you some of my favourite books:

-Sister by Danielle Steel
- Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
- The new education by César Bona

All these books make an important role during my whole life, if you want to know why and know more about these books you have to follow my Aurasma channel : paulalamas

We also send our contribution to A Wall of books, the social collaborative board to celebrate World Book Day on Pinterest. Here you can see my peer's fantastic contributions and my work , of course.