Mireia's Portfolio

ABOUT ME

Hi! I'm Mireia. I'm currently living in Figueres but that's not where I work. I'm an English teacher, teacher trainer, psicopedagoga and for the last years I keep on trying to end up with an Education Doctorate. I've taught Spanish, English or Catalan nearly everywhere (England, Private and State schools in Girona province or Associations of Immigrants). For the last seven years I've been teaching English to pre-primary and primary pupils in Pau, a rural school in l'Alt Empordà. But as I never find a way to stop learning and improving myself this year I'm going to start working in a big school carrying out a CLIL project. When I'm not working I like scrapbooking or reading but what I love most is to spend free time with my two cute and lovely sons.

The main purpose on doing this course is to learn lots of motivating and comfortable resources to bridge the gap between my students and I. I always try to use ICT in my English lessons and my students love it but they are the 2.0 generation and I want to make sure I have the resources to help them to use the internet safely.

SUMMER COURSE

To start practising:

http://padlet.com/: an easy way to create and collaborate in the world.

https://mural.ly/: visual collaboration for creative teams

1. SOCIAL BOOKMARKING

https://delicious.com/: never lose a link again

https://www.diigo.com/: better reading, better research, better sharing.

https://www.pinterest.com/: to find an save all the things that inspire you.

http://bundlr.com/: bookmark and discover amazing content

2. BLOGGING

http://www.timeanddate.com/timer: countdown to any date, new year countdown, timer, stopwatch. Online timer

http://blocs.xtec.cat/eltblog/: Ricard Garcia. ELT Consultant web 2.0.

http://englishforteaching.blogspot.com.es/:nice and helful blog full of resources.

www.blogger.com: to make blogs

http://www.wordle.net/: wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.

Write a list in a word document and copy and paste to wordle.

https://www.thinglink.com/

Easily create interactive websites, blogs, infographics, maps, photo albums, presentations, and more!

CC creative common

license for the use of images

http://kidblog.org/home/

Over 4 million K-12 students have a voice at Kidblog. We're trusted by teachers around the world. Set up your class for free in 20 seconds -no student email addresses, no ads.

Pe: code aftuy5

display name: Mireia C.

Password: 12345

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

3. PHOTO AND VIDEO SHARING

http://pixlr.com

http://clippingmagic.com

http://picmonkey.com

http://cutmypic.com

http://www.fotor.com/es/index.html

http://www.thumbr.io

Image effects

http://photofunia.com/

http://pinstamatic.com

http://www.jigsawplanet.com/

http://phrase.it/

http://www.fotobabble.com/

Videos and presentations

http://photopeach.com/

http://animoto.com/

http://www.picovico.com/es/home

http://slide.ly

4. CREATING STORIES

http://popplet.com/ easy way for creating stories. really useful for cs students to work on like mindmaps, storytelling, brainstorming and so on. Let's have a look for instance to this mindmap to work on Science: facts about Earth

5. PODCASTING

http://blabberize.com/

FOTOBABBLE

HTTP://VOCAROO.COM ONLINE VOICE RECORDER

GOEAR/PODOMATIC

AUDIOBOO (ASWELL WORKING IN our mobile phones)

IVOOX: you can have your own channel

soundcloud for i-phones

voxopop

voicethread

6. VIDEO RESOURCES

http://www.eslvideo.com/

http://film-english.com

http://www.engvid.com

really useful when you need to be supplied!

VIDEO EDITING AND PRESENTATION TOOLS

http://www.wevideo.com/

http://www.dotsub.com

http://www.powtoon.com

http://www.zimmertwins.com (create a movie, similar to domoanimated)

http://screener.com

(create tutorials)

http://photopeach.com

http://tubechop.com

http://www.zamzar.com

VIDEO CONFERENCING

http://education.skype.com

http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.educa...

VIDEOS FOR LEARNING

http://www.edudemic.com/25-ted-talks-perfect-for-c...

USING SOME APPS

Example of wordle: some nice words to praise a child

I really love photofunia, easy, quickly, simply marvellous!!!

The popplet is really useful for cs students to work on mindmaps, storytelling, brainstorming and so on. Let's have a look for instance to this mindmap to work on Science: facts about Earth

Picmonkey (quickly way to create a collage easily)

http://worditout.com an easy way to make wordclouds, similar to Tagul.

CONCLUSIONS

Hopefully my expectations about the course have been accomplished. I've learnt lots of new things really useful not only during my English lessons. I'm practising at home with the family, I'm using some of the things I've learnt to prepare scrapbooking crafts ...

I'm going to use the resources, of course, not all of them, but most of them during the course.

Now I would like to tell you Mita that I'm prepare to tag everywhere, but I would like to tag this course like this #thanks#mitajordan#ICT#Hashtags#video#bookmarking#blog#photos#stories#podcast#

#learning#English#usefultools#resources.

Hope to meet you soon!

Mireia