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:
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.
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.
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.