sábado, 30 de abril de 2016


Hello my dear bloggers!

          As I have told you in previous posts we have been working in teams for the past tasks, and today I would like to tell you about our last task as a team. 
My team mates, From left to right; Elena, Ana, Natalia, Victor, Lola and Me

          After looking at several tools we have chosen Screencast-O-Matic as the best one to create our tutorial because its free version is got a lot of utilities that could do with our purpose about the tutorial; select part of the screen, use webcam on the side corner, insert audio and record up to 15 minutes.  Nevertheless we also had some problems with the tool, since it usually blocked and we finally ended up using imovie to produce the movie using the previous recording we had from Screencast-O-Matic.
          Here you have our final result, I hope you find it both amusing and useful to learn how to use Piktochart.

          We have been asked to create a tutorial as to learn how to help our future students with any educative tool. Since we had planned and infographic for our team project we have decided to create a tutorial as how to use piktochart.


Hello once again!

       Now I would love to introduce you with one of the tasks we have come across in our ICT class. As you already know we have worked in teams with a project called Travelling around Europe and today I am going to show you our latest artifact as to explain you how to give instructions to your students in a fun and innovative way.

       Firstly, we have created a comic template using StoryboardThat. In the comic we show the students what are the steps they have to follow to fulfil the task we are asking them to do. I would also like to remember you about my Team mates: 

      Secondly, we recorded our video challenge. This is a great idea for an extra support for your students, either by using a comic as a previous template (as we did) or just by recording yourselves giving the instructions. By watching the video the students will know what they have to do, they can also check the video as many times they need given that it can be uploaded in the classroom blog and by that, becoming more independent from the teacher.

       For our video challenge we have used imovie.

        To end with, I would love to explain you about the project we have participated in with our video challenge, The ESL Times. This is a collaborative network intended to create a digital magazine in Enghish. This project is a great resource for any language teacher, so have a look at it and spread the word!

Proyecto "The ESL Times"


Welcome back once again!

          Last time I was explaining you how my classmates and I had created an Infographic for our eproject at the Master's degree. Now I am willing to tell you how did we participate with our picktochart in the InfoEdugraphic nationwide collaborative blog.

          But what is the benefit of creating an infographic for our students? Well, since we are living in the age of the internet our students are exposed to a lot of information, therefore the infographic becomes a great strategy for us teachers as to teach our students how to differentiate information, how to organize information in a visual way as to make it more effective when transmitting it and how to organize the information that is worth transmitting.

Proyecto InfoEDUgrafías: Olympic Games in Europe


Hello my dear bloggers!

    Once again I would love to introduce you with the latest task I am performing as part of my ICT studies at the master's degree. 

    Therefore, today I am going to tell you about assessment with Rubric and how  to create your own Rubric. To finish with I will show the Rubric I have create as to evaluate my own Habitat and ecosystem project. 

    A Rubric is a tool develop by the teacher not only as a mean to evaluate his or her students but also to help the student assess his or her learning. And in this"assessment FOR learning" and not in the traditional "assessment TO learning"  is where I believe resides the beauty of a Rubric. 

    There are a lot of student that are not good at memorizing content but they are still hard workers, if you assign a task to this students they will show their best at fulfilling their assignments. But at this point some teacher find difficulties in evaluating, should we only evaluate the task outcome? and if not, what do we really evaluate from the task?.

    Well, when you design a task for your students you always have to bare in mind what your students do already know. From than point on,  you scaffold the content giving them rational and guided instructions as to help your students to achieve the goals you want them to reach. In this sense the rubric will therefore help your students with their own assessment by knowing which are the steps to follow to reach learning. 
   Here are some of the main characteristic you will have to remember according to the education reform glossary

       1º The educational purpose of an assignment, the rationale behind it, or how it connects to larger concepts or themes in a course.

      2º The specific criteria or learning objectives that students must show proficiency in to successfully complete an assignment or meet expected standards. An oral -presentation rubric, for example, will establish the criteria-- e.g., speak clearly, make eye contact, or include a description of the main characters, setting, and plot --on which students will be graded.

     3º The specific quality standards the teacher will use when evaluating, scoring, or grading an assignment. For example, if the teacher is grading an assignment on a scale of 1 to 4, the rubric may detail what students need to do or demonstrate to earn a 1, 2,3 or 4. Other rubrics will use descriptive language--does not meet, partially meets, meets, or exceeds the standard, for example--instead of a numerical score. 

      If you don't remember my e-project you can have a look here Habitats and Ecosystems, and here you the Rubric to assess my project:

Quick Rubric _).pdf
     Finally, I would like to tell you about the site I have used to create my rubric, QUICK RUBRIC. This site is quick, intuitive and easy to create a rubric once you already know the topics you are going to evaluate and how to create a rubric. 

        If you feel you need some help, advice or to use rubrics from somebody else as to get used of how creating you own valuable rubric I recommend that you use RUBISTAR. In Rubistar you will find a bank of rubrics according to the kind of project you are working with, the subject or the grade; what it's more, you can also contribute with your own rubrics to the bank. 

       Did you find this post useful? You are welcome to contribute with your own experiences!

      Bye, bye my friends!!

miércoles, 27 de abril de 2016


Hello my dear bloggers!

Today I am going to tell you about our last adverture while learning ICT's at my master's degree. Now we are working in groups as to create an infographic. You can learn more about my team mates here:

@VictorodRS  @elena_ormar @ana_mv9 @Nataliamenchon @lolaberralraya

The name of our common e-project is: “Travelling around Europe”  and within it we decided to create a final activity for our students to learn about the physical and political features, as well as about some of the most distinguishing representations of some European countries. Therefore,  our aim in this task is to create an infographic explaining how to carry out this final activity.

An infoedugraphic is a visual representation of data. To carry out and design our own one , we chose Piktochart, because some of my peers had already used it I had the opportunity to learn about it. Piktochart is a perfect tool to create attractive infographics, presentations or reports for our lessons. Among its features we can highlight the templates, backgrounds, graphics and different types of letter. When you finish your design, you can also download it in different formats or share it.  We cannot think of any disadvantage since we consider that it worked fantastic and allowed us to accomplish the task without any problem.

We believe we can use the Infographic for many purposes in our classrooms. For instance, we can use it to support learners with special needs, as it allows the teacher to present information in a more visual way, or to clarify those concepts that are usually more difficult to understand. Furthermore, due to its ease of use, students can use it too.  For example they could use it to summarize their learning. In this way, apart from reviewing one subject content they would also have the possibility to practice their ICT skills!WHere you are the link to our infographic: The Olimpic games in Europe


I hope you like it!


Hello everybody!

 Today I have prepared something special to celebrate the world book day!

   As part of the collaborative project A wall of books created for our ICT projects for the Bilingual Master in University Rey Juan Carlos I have created an artifact as to tell you about "me as a reader".

   So that, I would love to introduce you the app Aurasma. We have used this augmented reality app as to show you a new resource to your CLIL classrooms. 

 Here you can learn more of how to use Aurasma in your classrooms:  

   Let's go back to our celebration! To watch me telling you about my personal experience as a reader you must download the free Aurasma app to your mobile phone. 
   Now, you only have open your Aurasma app and focus your mobile to this picture!


    As you have noticed I have used some pictures from the film "the hunger games" since I wanted to recommend the book for your classrooms. 

   Please do follow my channel in Aurasma  -inmacaballerot-  for further Auras. 

     Check it out and enjoy yourselves! 

lunes, 18 de abril de 2016


Hello again!

Today I would like to tell you about  a great experience we -my classmates at the URJC and me- had last week.

We did participated in a live debate on you tube as part of the collaborative project "Tertulias con sabor a CHOCOLATE". I recommend that you have a look and participate.

For organizing the event we took roles as speakers, disseminators and curators. Although very nervous at fist, we did have a great time participating in a live event and sharing all we have learnt about CLIL with everybody. If you missed it go on and watch it on now!

More over, we have created a storify  where the most important issues of our debate are clustered; what happened at the debate and on the web!

Bye, bye!