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


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


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:

If you want to search CC pictures to use legally follow this link:

* Image: 'Creative commons logo'
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Friday, 5 May 2017

Tinkercad: own design


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.