Dia lets users quickly draw customized flowcharts and diagrams.
We use it to plan writing tasks.
“Las locuras de D Quijote en el S XXI” is an twinning Project where pupils have written stories where D Quijote comes back To present days to live adventures in Pontevedra and Vic.
Pupils used a wiki within Edixgal platform to write their stories for the cooperative books.
This is one of the stories my pupils wrote.
Partners at school write their comments on the wiki.
This is the draft my pupils have made using their tablets PC and Journal program.
They used it as a preview task before writing their summary using writer.
Pivot makes it easy to create animations. Share your animations by exporting them as animated Gifs or as videos to upload to YouTube.
We used it for several twinning Projects with Lieven Van Parys:
@ni & m@te
@ni’ and ‘m@te’ are a girl and a boy travelling around the world. They are twins. They want to visit your classroom, your school, your city or country
Make @ wiz
Children dream about the future… In this project they build a better world, step by step, ‘stone by stone’… They ‘make a wish’ by means of an animation, starring our funny wizard ‘Wizzy’ who represents the ideas of the kids. http://www.sintamandusmeulebeke.be/myworld/makeawiz.htm ‘eTwinning’ Let’s create animations together… One team discovers a problem, makes a wish… and the other team works out a solution. Topics: protection of nature, climate change, environmental pollution (water, air, soil), recycling, energy saving, famine, water shortage, flood, children’s rights, mobbing, arms race, war, poverty, sense of public responsibility, immigration, terrorism, domestic violence…
Project Summary (in Spanish)
The Lim system is an environment for the creation of educational materials, consisting of an editor activities (Edilim), a display (LIM) and a file in XML format (book) that defines the properties of the book and pages that compose it.
- No need to install anything on your computer.
- immediate accessibility from the Internet.
- Operating independently, hardware and web browser system.
- Macromedia Flash technology, with proven reliability and safety.
- open environment, based on the XML format.
From the educational point of view:
- pleasant surroundings.
- ease of use for students and faculty.
- engaging activities.
- Controllability of progress.
- Evaluation of the exercises.
- No need to prepare computers, it’s an easy remedy to handle.
- Ability to use computers and interactive whiteboards.
- Creating activities easily.
Images from L.IMs for etwinning Project “Grover on tour” and “Learning from Forests” within PIALE program.
This mind map has been made as an assignment for edixgal platform.
Pupils had to relate the word “carro” (trolley in English) to the different activities/topics studied in the curricular subjects.
They learned the song “El carro” by Fuxan os ventos at their Music lessons. This song lyrics is a poem by Manuel María the Galician poet and they learned the poem at their Galician language lessons analysing verses and number of syllables.
At the same time they related the topics studied in other Subjects:
As part of the History lessons they were learning about the history periods and they realised that the wheel was invented in Prehistory.This word could also be used as an example to review concept in their Spanish language lessons classifying it according to its different meanings (cart/carriage/trolley) and forming compound and derivative words with it.It was very interesting as they found a relation with simple and compound machines that were studied at their Science lessons so they classified it according to the different criteria they have learned .They enjoyed looking for more connections and they realised that Geometrical shapes were the topic at their Maths lessons they identified the circle and the lines within the wheels as part of the content they were working with.
Last but not least important, the school library planned a short trip with kinders from school, where sixth graders had to tell the story of “Plaza de la Estrella” in Pontevedra, to three years old kinders visiting it on the Book´s Day. This “plaza” was used a long time ago as the main stop for carriages in Pontevedra and “Estrella” was the name of one of the most famous carriage from that time.
Tux Paint: Open Source Drawing Software
This program can be used for different tasks within our lessons. It´s an excellent option to draw profile portraits or to create avatars avoiding using real photos to protect pupils intimacy .They follow instructions from youtube tutorial using the different tools the program provides.
My pupils have used it for their profile images on the virtual platform.