CLIL eProject Prototype

Hello everyone

For this mission, I designed a CLIL outline for Primary Education and a table of skills and goals that my students must accomplish and achieve.

Following our teacher instructions, I have created a prototype of what information, topics and activities I would like to develop in my CLIL eproject. As it is a first approach, I have taken into consideration that I maybe should make some changes after. I am looking forward to receiing your feedback and suggestions to improve my eproject.

For this, I have created a draft with Google Docs to prototype the outline of my eprojects using the template provided in the task:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1akZun4nxopgbBUhaO5CA_Aov-F7O0cBIGlZbt9WdVBc/edit

Then, I started to explore the different tools to create a video eproject in order to present my prototype to my peers. At first I was going to use GoAnimate but the free trial was only for 15 days and I wasn’t sure if I could access to my work after it. Then I started to use Wideo but the free version only allowed me to record a 30 seconds video so I considered it wasn’t enough time. Finally, after having a look to different tools I decided to use VideoScribe to create my eproject video clip.    .

Different to other tools I have tried before, I like much more VideoScribe as it offers much more variety of animations to create a video but you have to download the software to your computer to use it. I like it because you can make white board style animations, adding images, text and music with a professional finish. When you finish your video you can share it bia Youtube, Facebook or Power Point or export it to your computer if you go Pro. My first attempt worked but the music I chose when I shareit in Youtube I couldn’t hear it so I changed the music and it worked out the second attempt!

When all my peers would have posted their prototypes as well, we will give each other feedback in order to improve these. To evaluate our projects we will take into account  learning goals, language content and communication, methodology, assessment tools and criteria and dissemination means. I think it is a really good idea as we are going to have more points of view and advices. We can also have different ideas for our projects when we observe other people’s works that we didn’t think about before.

Finally, here you are the link to my eproject video clip:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0lynTfAiIIf6tj7YzVQHuw

 

 

 

Evaluating CLIL eprojects

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To create my presentation of an eproject evaluation I have chosen biteslide. It was my first time using this tool and I liked the design but I didn’t like that it doesn’t have too many options of text size and types. It is very basic regarding to backgrounds and items to design your presentation. However, it has search tools to add your own pictures or videos from Google or Youtube.

I believe this task is very useful to create our own project. After evaluating this project I am more conscious of what I have to take into consideration for my design elements, tasks, skills and proposals.

This is the link to the eproject I have evaluated: http://minecraftplanetforkids.weebly.com/home.html

To evaluate this eproject I have taken into consideration both:

Rubric to evaluate eBook Designs

Essential Project Design Elements Checklist

I also considered different tips that I read in different articles provided by my teacher such as Principles of Visual Design for eBooks, by Walton Burns, or  CLIL Teaching Projects, in which you find interesting information about eproject design. I believe it is something new for many of us and these articles help you to get involved deeper in this trend.

 

Finally, here you are the link to my presentation:

https://www.biteslide.com/albums/view/fMiX5DPvIOv

 

Becoming a Content Curator

After creating our Bank of Common Knowledge for CLIL my next mission was to organise in a board different CLIL resourses which will be useful for the e-project we will carry out after. For this, I used again Pinterest as I am more familiar with this tool. The other options were Listly and Sybaloo Edu which I will investigate for future use. This task is very useful as you organise the materials in order to have these at hand at any time.. I collected different resourses as I said before in a board in Pinterest  named “Useful CLIL resourses”:

 

The mayority of the material was taken from the collaborative bank that I posted before and I added some content from other websites as well. Now I can continue using it every time I find a useful resourse.

Why don’t you start your own one? I strongly recommend you to try it!

Bank of Common Knowledge

It was my first time participating in a Bank of Common Knowledge thanks to our teacher Mª José who created a board in Pinterest to our Master class in order to share useful resources of CLIL.

First of all, I searched and checked out the Playpen for useful places to find Open Educational Resources proportioned by our teacher. I found it very interesting as I could find different multimedia interactive resources: audios/sounds/tracks, video clips and animation , images, links, online activities, games, plan lessons, crafts, and different tools for creating digital artifacts which I consider that will be very useful to plan CLIL lessons. Then, I chose 6 links that I consider suitable for me and my peers and I shared it in the Pinterest board. Of course, I took into consideration that the resources were Creative Commons Open Educational Resources.

Pinterest is a social network which allows you to share and comment on visual material, such as photographs, plans, videos or web pages. You can collect the items that you love. There is no copyright in the world of Pinterest, you can attach images from other people’s web pages, or repin content from other people’s boards. What is more, sharing content from other people is actively encouraged. It is a social activity of interaction and sharing and gaining followers, rather than keeping your own work for yourself. It is very advantageous as when you Pin to select pins from a web page, the pin automatically includes a link to the source web page, so you can remember where you found it, and other people can go to the source as well.

What an amazing idea! Only by a small contribution of everyone of us we now have wide selection of useful CLIL resources to use:

These were my 6 contributions:

Teaching Kids News

1. teachingkidsnews.com

It is a very useful website which support with relevant news articles for kids, educators in the classroom and parents at home. Find the article more suitable for your CLIL lesson plan!

LearnEnglish Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too. You can complement your CLIL lessons with this resources.:

2. learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org

LearnEnglish Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too. You can complement your CLIL lessons with this resources.

Choose a theme. The theme can relate to your existing curriculum, or to something new you would like students to write about or discuss in your CLIL lesson.:

3. commonlit.org

Choose a theme. The theme can relate to your existing curriculum, or to something new you would like students to write about or discuss in your CLIL lesson.

Do you know why we have summer and winter? This activity is all about the seasons, and how they are caused by the movement of the Earth around the Sun. Bring realia to your CLIL lesson with this video.:

4. students.linguaframe.com

Do you know why we have summer and winter? This activity is all about the seasons, and how they are caused by the movement of the Earth around the Sun. Bring realia to your CLIL lesson with this video.

CLIL Lesson plans: The Atlantic Ocean This lesson plan for teachers of your learners at level A2 and above explores the theme of the Atlantic Ocean. Students will practise all four skills.:

5. teachingenglish.org.uk

CLIL Lesson plans: The Atlantic Ocean This lesson plan for teachers of your learners at level A2 and above explores the theme of the Atlantic Ocean. Students will practise all four skills.

Festivities | Itinerarios formativos Throughout this resource working with the vocabulary related to the lexicon of the festivities and to give an address or indicate where performed, practicing through different exercises and tasks your specific vocabulary for your CLIL lesson plan.:

6. recursostic.educacion.es

Festivities | Itinerarios formativos Throughout this resource working with the vocabulary related to the lexicon of the festivities and to give an address or indicate where performed, practicing through different exercises and tasks your specific vocabulary for your CLIL lesson plan.
To finish my post I would live to show you my last contribution which is a craft made by myself:
By Lola Berral. This model making offers a wide range of different materials and ways of using them and lets children develop their creativity. Creating a model of the ocean allows children to visualize a part of the earth’s surface they cannot actually see and experience firsthand which is very enriching for a CLIL activity. Therefore, it is a good way to learn the ocean floor features and ocean habitat.:
By Lola Berral. This model making offers a wide range of different materials and ways of using them and lets children develop their creativity. Creating a model of the ocean allows children to visualize a part of the earth’s surface they cannot actually see and experience firsthand which is very enriching for a CLIL activity. Therefore, it is a good way to learn the ocean floor features and ocean habitat.

Creative Commons License

The Internet and digital technologies have transformed how people learn. Educational resources are no longer static and limited, it is now adaptable and widely available, allowing teachers and learners to actively participate in a global exchange of knowledge.
This is why Creative Commons is so important. A Creative Common License provides the legal and technical infrastructure essential to the long-term success of Open Educational Resources and to make it possible for educational resources to be accessible, adaptable, and discoverable.
I decided to license my blog with a Creative Common License. The creative license I have chosen lets others share, remix, pinch, and build upon my work and CLIL e-materials, even commercially, always that they credit me for the original creation. This license is recommended for maximum diffusion and use of licensed materials.
Creative Commons License
Furthermore, it is important to make our students conscious of what rights they have over things they create. For this reason, we should encourage them to use Creative Commons. Sharing our work is a good way to make learning and teaching materials available to everyone online in order to make more accessible and to be able to access to other people’ works but he have to teach our students about the rights other have as well.  By using Creative Commons our students can find materials to enhance their work and respect the ownershinp rights of content creators all at the same time.