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Friday, 2 June 2017

GOOGLE FORMS

Today we are going to learn how to create a form with Google Drive and what to do with people's responses. As an example, will you please complete the following form? Thanks.


Now I want you to design a similar form with questions about music, sports and travelling. Use different question types as in our example.

In order to do this, go to google drive and create a new form.


Monday, 22 May 2017

How to publish your Picture Dictionary with Calaméo

These are the steps you have to follow once your Google presentation has been finished:

  1. Download your presentation as a PDF document and save it in a folder in your computer.
  2. Go to Calaméo
  3. Sign up for Calaméo (open an account or register)
  4. After your account has been activated (check your gmail), click on "PUBLISH".
  5. Explore to get to your PDF local file.
  6. Complete the information required (title, field...) 
  7. Choose a private publication
  8. Customize the appearance (choose "book") 
  9. and finally click on "upload". It will take a minute (if we are lucky with the connection).
  10. Go to "my publications" and you'll be able to see the result.
  11. To embed the digital book in your blog, click on "share" and copy the embedding HTML code in your post.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

PICTURE DICTIONARIES WITH CALAMÉO

Dear students

Today we will start working on a new project. The instructions for the project are in the following book. Have a look (view it on a full screen, if you prefer)

Creative Commons


2500+Creative+Commons+Licenses

Dear students

I wouldn't like to finish the course without giving you the opportunity to think about a very important aspect when blogging: using other people's materials legally. In fact, up to today, I haven't asked you to be careful about this aspect, and many of you have used pictures you have found on the Internet without worrying about copyright laws etc...


Today, we will read a tutorial on Creative Commons that Maite Goñi, teacher and expert on ICT, has prepared for teachers and students: http://www.maitego.com/2012/10/16/creative-commons-hezkuntzan-ikasle-eta-irakasleekin-erabiltzeko-aurkezpena/


If you want to search CC pictures to use legally follow this link: http://list.ly/list/1fY-cc-images-search?feature=mylist


* Image: 'Creative commons logo'
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47353092@N00/2051162803
Found on flickrcc.net

Friday, 5 May 2017

Tinkercad: own design

Hello

After some exercises in which you have copied my designs, I invite you to create your own designs and to publish them in your blogs.

Remember that the main purpose for doing these activities is to train you so that you become teachers/assistants of your own classmates for the English project "Life between buildings".

I hope you have enjoyed the activities.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Tinkercad 3

Here is another design: a house with a tree and a chimney. Pay attention to every detail. Use community shapes and basic shapes.






Thursday, 27 April 2017

Tinkercad 2

Here is a new design that I want you to create with Tinkercad. It's a swimming pool in a rural area. It has a grandstand to watch the competitions.






Tuesday, 25 April 2017

TINKERCAD

Hello

Today we are going to start using Tinkercad. This is an online application that you will use in the English class in order to do your urban design project. You will learn how to use it in the ICT class, and then you will help your English class students when the need to use it comes.

The first thing you have to do is access www.tinkercad.com. You don't need to create an account. You can access using your google account.

Then try to copy the teacher's design by using the different tools of the application.




Monday, 24 April 2017

Giving an end to your business website

Good morning after the Easter holidays. I have checked that none of you have published a post explaining your work with google sites. Please do. Explain what your website is about, what sections it has, what difficulties you have found, what you have done to attract your clients etc... Then provide a link to your website.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

F:A:Q section

In order to complete your F.A.Q (frequently asked questions) section, follow these steps:

  • First think of 5 to 10 questions that a potential client would like you to answer about your business.
  • Write the list in your page. Use bullets or numbers.
  • Then create a new page for each of the questions. The title of each page will be the same as the question. Answer the question in the new page. Give complete answers.
  • Finally, select each of the questions in the list of the FAQ page and link it to its answer page.

how to insert a google map

In order to complete your Location" page in your website, insert a google map where you will drop a mark for the exact location of your business, and also routes from the relevant places in the area (airports, stations or famous places in the area)
  • start your session in google
  • go to google maps
  • click on the menu and choose: my places
  • click on " maps"
  • click on "create map" at the bottom
  • write the address you are looking for, or go to the country / town where you want to place your business.
  • drop a mark there
  • Edit the mark: give it a name and a description, for example.
  • Mark routes there
  • The map is saved in drive.
  •  Open your google site.
  • open the location page
  • insert
  • insert map
  • click on more
  • map engine lite
  • select the map you want to insert.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Our region through the ads

In today's class we are going to start with a mini project related to our etwinning project. You are going to work in pairs. Each pair is going to find an advert about the Basque Country (in general or about Tolosa or any of the three Basque capital cities). The advert should be in Basque or Spanish. Then it will be our work to subtitle it in English for our etwinning partners to understand. The objective is to let them know about our country and culture through the adverts.

So find a good advert in pairs and insert it in this padlet under your name. You can't repeat the advert.


Hecho con Padlet

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Make a website to advertise your business



Now that you have your own blog, you're going to go a step ahead and create your own website. The main difference between a blog and a website is that a blog is used to add your news in a chronological order, whereas a website is thought as a more stable place with different pages. It is very simple to create a website if you use Google Sites.

You are going to imagine you've got a business of any kind (sports, technology, music, restaurants, art, transport, travelling, fashion, education, photography, ...) and you need to advertise it on the internet, because it is not very popular at the moment and you're not making much money.

Your website will minimally include:
  • "About us" page: Information about yourself (invented).
  • "Location" page: Exact location of your business.(Insert a google map with information of how to get there). We will do this one day altogether.
  • Detailed description of the services your business offers, in different pages. You can include photographs, presentations, video, spreadsheets, ...
  • "Contact" page: How to contact you.
  • FAQ page (Frequently Asked Questions)
 Follow these instructions in the given order about how to use Google Sites.

    Thursday, 12 January 2017

    Work for Friday 13th

    Dear students

    On our last class we contributed to the French students' padlets. Now we are going to learn how to create our own padlets.Work in pairs to create a padlet on a different topic:

    So log in to Padlet. Use your google account. Follow these steps:

    • Click on the symbol that we usually use for "ajustes". At the top right.
    • choose a background and save and close
    • Give a title to your padlet according to the topic I have assigned to you:
    • Each pair has to include one good example of that topic in their padlet.
    • Then publish the padlet in your blog. (read below to know how)
    • Go to everyone else's blogs and in pairs contribute to the others' padlets with one example.
    These are the topics for each padlet. If one pair wants to exchange the topic with another pair, I don't mind if you all agree.
    1. (Maialen and Ane) funny adverts
    2. (Unai and Danel) adverts that promote violence
    3. (julen and Aitzol) adverts where animals are ill-treated
    4. (Niko and Markel) adverts that show the love for animals
    5. (Beñat and Josu) adverts that are not very truthful to children
    6. (Leire and Luma) adverts that invite you to eat unhealthy food
    7. (Nerea and Nerea) adverts that invite us to lead a healthy life
    8. (Iratxe and Maider) sexist adverts
    9. (Amaia and Irati) male chauvinist adverts
    10. (Iratxe and Maria) adverts that send the message that the products are environmentally friendly
     The adverts you choose can be in Basque, English or Spanish.

    How to publish your padlet:
    • Click on share (Compartir) at the top
    • Then click on "compartir/exportar/incrustar"
    • Then choose: insertado en tu blog o página web
    • Copy the html code and paste it in your blog as we always do to embed sth.

    Monday, 9 January 2017

    What is PADLET?

    Padlet is a very easy application that we have known thanks to our etwinning project. French students have used it to introduce themselves.

    Here is an example:

    Hecho con Padlet
    Click on the pink tab for more instructions to contribute to the padlet.

    In order to create your own padlet, you have to register in https://es.padlet.com/

    The easiest is to register using the google account (ICT account).


    Sunday, 8 January 2017

    ETWINNING PROJECT: Advertising is in my life

    Dear students

    The new year is here and we are going to start it with a project which is completely new for us. We are going to participate in an ETWINNING project called: "Advertising is in my life".

    Etwinning projects enable us to cooperate with other European students and teachers. In this case, we are going to work with French, Slovakian, Turkish and Italian students on a project related to advertising.

    Of course, we want you to work in a safe digital environment, and etwinning provides us with a TWINSPACE: this is a platform that only teachers and participating students will have access to. The link to this plataform is: https://twinspace.etwinning.net/32991 You can insert a link to the platform in your blog to access it easily. Use the username and passwords I have given you to enter the twinspace.

    Here is a video with some useful information about the use of the twinspace:

    Monday, 19 December 2016

    What to read, watch or play at Christmas

    Hello

    Christmas holidays are round the corner. Write a post recommending your readers a film to watch, a book to read and a video/computer/mobile game to play.

    Give information about the products recommended, but from a personal point of view. DON'T copy and paste. Use images, videos or any other visuals necessary to complement your text. We should leave it finished on Friday.

    Friday, 25 November 2016

    Violence against women in the EU

    Good morning

    Today, November 25th, is the day to say NO to violence against women. We would like you to write a leaflet as a campaign against this type of violence.

    Getting informed must be a first step to a good campaign to say NO to violence against women. Last year a terrible piece of news struck me: one of the biggest surveys had been carried out in Europe about violence against women, and the results were devastating. Here I give you a link to the report with the results. As it is very long, check the index and look into those aspects you are more interested in.

    Although it is in Spanish, I invite you to listen to Iñaki Gabilondo talking about the results of this survey:
    http://blogs.elpais.com/la-voz-de-inaki/2014/03/uno-a-uno.html

    I want you to use  Lucidpress to design the leaflet.

    You have four lessons to do this. Last day, December 2nd.

    Sunday, 6 November 2016

    GOOGLE DOCS SPREADSHEETS and NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS

    When a team has to find and select specific information, it is a good idea to divide work. However, this sometimes leads to different organizational problems: one uses a format, another person uses another format. Preparing a google drive spreedsheet altogether is a good idea to avoid such problems, and then each member of the team will do his or her work, but everybody else will see and follow every other student's progress.

    Let's see a practical case. I want you to get information about the Nobel Prize Winners throughout the last  20 years. You are 20 people, so this should be quite easy if you divide work properly.


    This is the spreadsheet you have to complete.

    When you finish, take time to look at the result. Have a look at all the Nobels and choose the Nobel who has drawn your attention and write a complete and personal article about that person. Select relevant information about the person, information that will explain why you chose them.



    Friday, 4 November 2016

    How to publish your mindmap

    Dear students
    Today I would like you to write a post in your blog explaining the work you have done with mind42. Tell the readers why you have chosen the topic.

    Then publish the mind map and insert it in your blog in four different ways. The result should be similar to this:



    • Give a link to the mindmap.
    • Embed the mindmap like this: 
    • Now export the mindmap as a JPEG file and insert the image here:

    • Now export the mindmap as a PDF file and upload it to your drive. Then share the document with all the class, including me, and provide a link like this.

    And you will be wondering: but how do we do this??? Experiment with the application, it is not difficult. Just a clue: open your mindmap and open the menu at the top (in the centre).