Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Crickweb: Interactive primary activities

I learn from a message in Anglès 365 distribution list about Crickweb. This site contains a good collection of primary online activities based on the British curriculum. They are classified according levels and subjects. It is worth browsing through them because many can be useful in the CLIL classroom or in other methodological approaches just to reinforce a topic from the textbook. To get an idea of the type of resources you can find there, try these two simple activities about sound recognition and instrument classification or this one, useful to practise the names of some vegetables. The range of activities is wide; some of them are open-ended, like this one where the students have to write dialogues in a story.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Math is Fun website offers a well-organised selection of maths activities that can be useful in the English classroom in different ways. Thus, it provides many activities with instructions and puzzles which require thorough reading, as in this game, or online exercises such as this money master, useful to reinforce skills learned in the maths lessons. Furthermore, a visual dictionary of mathematical terms is also included.

Monday, 26 October 2009

A Bilingual Project

The web site of IES Sierra Morena Secondary School allows us to get to know some of the materials they use in their bilingual project. Although these online resources are addressed to compulsary secondary students, some activities can also be very useful for primary pupils working in a CLIL approach. This page gives access to several sequences of activities around diffent topics.

Friday, 16 October 2009

BBC Schools

BBC Schools is a web intended to provide practice and reinforcement of school contents from the Primary and Seondary curricula in the UK. Many of its resources can be also used by students of English as a foreign language, especially in classrooms working in a CLIL approach or at home as a kind of 'voluntary homework'.

This is a selection of four activities which combine content with oral or written comprehension skills practice:

Weather Report

The Recycling Game

Plants and Animals in the Local Environment

Moving and Growing

VII Jornadas Nacionales sobre Secciones Bilingües

Thanks to Fernando Trujillo via his blog De Estranjis, I've been following the contents of a Congress on Bilingual Schools that is being held these days in Santander. These are the links to a series of posts on this event: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7, Post 8.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Comic Book Creator

EduComics Project is a European Comenius activity which will deal with the use of e-comics in education. They intend to use the following software for creating the classroom materials:

Comic Book Creator is a tool that allows the creation of dynamic web comic books. An author can create an e-comic book by combining images of characters, pictures, background, text in balloons which can be placed in the frames of the pages of the book in that way and style desired. The produced dynamic web comic books are highly interactive flash based books that provide a great page flipping animation control opportunity as well as features like zooming, printing and easy navigation.