Friday, 24 June 2016

TASK 3: COLLABORATIVE DIGITAL STORYTELLING

We decided to create a digital story because it´s a powerful way to communicate with others, it develops creativity and critical thinking, It gives us the opportunity to enhance the 4 linguistic skills, It develops skills and key competences for lifelong learning and it gives us the opportunity to work cooperatively favouring socialization. The advantages of digital storytelling are countless. The main instructional goal was to develop cultural values by creating an original story and sharing it to the world. The very important thing it was the pprocess, not the final project. We are teaching and learning in the 21st century, so we need new methods, new skills, collaborative work... Let´s inspire, encourage learning by exploring, let´s use our imagination, let´s get messy... because learning English is fun! Some students created a digital storytelling project. In this Collaborative project, we included the elements of a fairy tale; other worlds, other creatues; monsters heroes... I shared this idea with my etwinning partners and we started the digital storytelling challenge. The students have been involved in decision making, they became illustrators, writers, readers and even the main characters of their own story.First we used the internet to learn about our etwinning partners, to learn about the project, about ideas on how to overcome our fears to learn a language, other cultures... We made projects and related activities. They will make comic, pictures, stories with paper and pencil and/or they can type the stories on the computer. We talked about the story, we shared ideas to fight Monster Miedo... once the illustrations and the audiorecording was complete, we produced it with Kizoa. We celebrated and shared our school activities, We had fun planning and celebrating Halloween workshops and Autumn parties collaborating with etwinning partners learning from each other, we participated in Christmas cards and songds competitions, Christmas cards swap, supporting each other in iniciatives for Peace, celebrating St Patricks day in an innovative way... These situations helped children understand the value of culture and cultural events. STORY VALUES: - We are always willing to learn, we face our fears, we do our best,we put a lot of effort and attention,we make the most of every situation. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

WHY HAVE WE BEEN SO QUIET LATELY?


WE CAN´T BEAT "MONSTER MIEDO"... YET ;) Unfortunately some of our etwinning partners had to leave their schools and work so this time couldn´t beat "Monster Miedo" But Hey! No worries! It´s not that we can´t beat Monster Miedo...It´s that we can´t beat him yet. (SeeClass Dojo episode: The power of yet) 
Growth Mindset for students - Episode 3/5 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5t-RKm0VFg

always look on the bright sight of life so I´m sure we will have more opportunities to continue this project and it will be bigger and better;) Thank you all for your work!

WE CAN´T BEAT "MONSTER MIEDO"... YET ;)

We celebrated St Patrick´s Day in our school and it was awesome! We did a hat contest, a concert, we made leprechaun traps, we learned about Irish songs and culture.
This is How C.P Alfonso Camín celebrated St Patrick´s Day!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

EXPLORING SCHOOLS IN MARCH: ST PATRICK´S CHALLENGE! SHARE YOUR IDEAS ;)

We are having fun decorating the school to celebrate St Patrick´s Day!

We are reviewing parts of the body, toys and colours with this funny "Leprechaun finger puppet"
We are learning symbols and key words..
We are exploring and sharing ideas on How to make a leprechaun trap.

...And we are learning culture by listening Irish songs and stories in our classes and exchanging experiences with other cultures. We love Ireland! We are learning these two songs for our Irish concert.
Image result for shamrock


¡We have been very lucky this week as it´s the month of St Patricks Day and "Federito", our favourite clover has came to our school to tell us about his story! Information about NOONAN (National organization for rare disorders), its programs, special events and the variety of services offered can be found here: http://www.noonanasturias.com/las-enfermedades-raras-van-al-cole-con-federito/ Buy Federito: COMPRAR CUENTO “LA HISTORIA DE FEDERITO”

federito

Monday, 15 February 2016

STORYTELLING: BEAT MONSTER MIEDO: NIGHTMARE IN ST PATRICK´S DAY!

EXPLORE OUR SCHOOLS... SOMETHING SCARY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. WOULD YOU HELP US TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY? The value of culture and cultural events through digital storytelling.
Last year my students created a digital storytelling project. The story is about a Monster called Miedo who makes Billy, a poor penguin and all the children in the world being afraid of learning languages and this year, thanks to the etwinning platform and thanks to the etwinning partners, we can write a continuation of the story.
MONSTER MIEDO IS BACK! He escaped with the helped of a naughty leprechaun and now the children will have to work out a plan to beat him. Poor children will be able to beat Monster Miedo?
 Image result for leprechaun clipart free


STORY VALUES:

- We are always willing to learn, we face our fears, we do our best,we put a lot of effort and attention,we make the most of every situation. We will work on values all along the project.


The very important thing it was the process, not the final project. We are teaching and learning in the 21st century, so we need new methods, new skills, collaborative work... Let´s inspire, encourage learning by exploring, let´s use our imagination, let´s get messy... because learning English is fun!

Sunday, 31 January 2016

COLLABORATIVE PROJECT FOR PEACE ;-)


Hello etwinners! My name is Maria Jesus Torres. I am a Primary teacher and I work with Lorena in Alfonso Camin School, in Gijon (Asturias). We are very excited to be part of this wonderful Project! Our students are learning a lot about your countries and schools. Last Friday (January 29th)  We celebrated Peace Day. Over the years thousands of schools around the world have thought about innovative ways to celebrate Peace Day. From sport events to singing songs… There are lots of things to think about when planning Peace Day and this time 5 students representing our school, clallenge you to answer some questions. Please help us to learn more about Peace day initiatives.
We will publish our students projects through the twinspace. For more information please visit https://twinspace.etwinning.net/11471/home

We read and listened some texts about PEACE DAY, we wrote messages for PEACE and drew pictures. We sang the song Tu Enemigo ft. Juanes... It was great! You can watch how we did here:
http://web.educastur.princast.es/cp/alfonsoc/
https://www.facebook.com/cpalfonsocamin/?fref=ts


                                                                                     




Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Winter festival C.P Alfonso Camín INFANTS 5C #etwinning Exloring schools through digital storytelling.


#etwinning challenge: we incorporated our etwinning project into the school activities. In our winter festival we performed a traditional English song and a Christmas carol.


We really had fun learning and performing the songs and the whole community was involved in this projects. Special thanks to etwinners, parents, the head teacher, infant teachers and Teresa. Thank you all for helping with the Christmas card competition, winter festival and Christmas activities.
This is how we celebrated the winter festival in Infant Education (5 years old students)



5A. Traditional song: The Hokey Pokey + We wish you a Merry Christmas.

5B. Head and shoulders and jingle bells. 

5C. If you are happy and you know it and Santa is coming to town.