RadioActive T.E.A.M. Session 1

We start a new eTwinning project this year: RadioActive T.E.A.M. (The European Audio Magazine).

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Click here to go to the Twinspace.

Student-journalists from various European countries share their perceptions of international news, interact and collaborate in international teams for a school year. They express themselves through a variety of media: they participate in a school web-radio channel including a selection of programmes designed by the teams – composing their theme music, writing radio scripts and editing radio podcasts about topics related to their interests and global issues. They also collaborate to create and publish an e-magazine presenting current events from their perspective. Each international team will create a 10-15 minutes programme about a topic in common. The national groups will have to work on the topic choose a different format: interview, documentary, drama, talk show, etc.

The tasks for October and November are:

  1. Break the ice!
    • Personal profile: Complete the personal profile with information about your age, school, nationality and interests.
    • Group presentation: introduce your national group in this padlet writing about your interests in common and about what you expect in this project.
  2. Guided tour: Visit the other partners’ guided tours and complete the quiz.
  3. Forum#1: React to your partners’ presentations and guided tours in the forum#1
  4. Forum#2: Think about a topic for your radio programme and visit forum#2 to join another group or make a new proposal.

This project will be the 20% of your final marks in English. You will evaluated in these tasks:

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RADIO PROGRAMME FORMATS:

  • Interview
  • Discussion
  • Drama
  • Reports
  • Talk shows or chat shows
  • Reviews
  • Documentary
  • Comedy

TOPICS:

  • Refugees
  • Terrorism in the world
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigration: Spanish people around the world, French people around the world, etc.
  • Responsible consumption
  • Euthanasia
  • Violence in the media
  • Gender violence
  • Politics: compulsory voting, referendums, Brexit, USA elections, the future of Europe
  • Art: street artists, reasons for graffiti, art exhibitions
  • Ethics in sports
  • Inspirational stories of teenagers: inventors, talented children, etc.
  • Volunteering: make a difference
  • New technologies: impact of new technologies on teenagers, privacy on social media, transformation of language due to new technologies: email, WhatsApp and Twitter, Trending topics on Twitter
  • Laws on environmental issues: plastic bags
  • Subjects and methodology taught in the different schools
  • Role models
  • Dream job interviews
  • When I grow up, I want to be …
  • Future jobs
  • Teenagers’ self image
  • Healthy and fitness: eating disorders, anxiety, depression, beauty tips
  • Cringe: the most embarrassing moment
  • Reviews: new films, new video games, books
  • Family: are teenagers more independent?
  • Education: are schools teaching students for the future?, bullying
  • Creative writing: collaborative story told from different points of view, culture or places
  • Fashion using recycled materials, fashion affecting our environment
  • Animals in sports and entertainment
  • Environment: sustainable development and green cities, climate change and COP21
  • Music: street musicians, committed songs, music festivals
  • Travelling abroad
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Living and non-living things

Here are some activities about living things and non-living things.

Activity 1: Let’s sing along!

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Activity 2: Now watch this video about the characteristics of living things. Which are the four characteristics of living things?

Living things can … , …, …, …, …

Non-living things can’t …, …, …, …, …

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Activity 3: Finally, listen to the description of these living things. Choose a different animal and describe it!

Let’s start the school year with a smile!

Welcome back to school! Let’s start the school year with a smile. Here is the short film called “Validation”. It is a story about a parkig attendant who gives his customers real validation, giving both free parking and free compliments. It shows the magic of looking for the best in people.

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Before you watch the film:

  1. When was the last time you smiled? Why did you smile?
  2. How often do you smile?
  3. When was the last time you gave a compliment? What did they say?
  4. What do you think about giving compliments?
  5. Whay about receiving them?

While you watch the film:

  1. What famous people appear in the video?
  2. When did Victoria last smile?
  3. What happens to Hugh when he can’t make Victoria smile?
  4. Why did Victoria’s mother forget how to smile?
  5. What city do they visit?

After you watch the film:

  1. Did you like the film? Why (not)?
  2. What is motivation?
  3. In which way can we help people to increase their motivation?
  4. Can people destroy your motivation?
  5. How are you best motivated?

Watching another short film called “Post-it”:


Group activities:

  1. In groups of four, you have to create a lesson plan to work on the short film “Post-it”. Each member of the group will be charge of one of these sections:
    1. Design a poster for the film
    2. Three questions before watching the film: three questions
    3. Three questions while watching the film
    4. Three questions after watching the film
  2. Write down compliments about the other students in their group using the 3 different constructions. When you finish writing the compliments, read them out to the other members of the group.
  3. To be + adjective: You’re so kind.
  4. You’ve got + adjective + noun:  You’ve got beautiful eyes.
  5. Verbs:  That shirt matches your eyes / That dress suits you / Those trousers flatter you.

Telling Greek Myths

On this post we will read short stories about Greek mythology. A myth is a story based on tradition or legend, which has a symbolic meaning.

Here is the link to some short stories of Greek myths. The class will divide into six groups. Each group of four students will create a stop motion video of the story.

Click on Ancient myths to read the document in a doc file.

Here is a scene of the myth of Pegasus created by your teacher as an example.

Homenaje a Cervantes y Shakespeare

Hemos diseñado este proyecto interdisciplinar colaborativo en lengua e inglés con motivo de una de las efemérides más importantes de esta década en el mundo literario, el 400 aniversario de la muerte de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra y William Shakespeare.

En grupos elaboraréis un póster con una cita de cada autor que deberéis ilustrar con un dibujo o fotografía elaborados por vosotros mismos.

Podéis utilizar la aplicación de Notegraphy que podéis utilizar desde un ordenador o dispositivo móvil.

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Los pasos que debéis seguir son:

  1. Elegid la cita de cada autor: puede ser el fragmento de una escena de obra de teatro o un poema completo. Debes indicar de qué obra es, escena o soneto.
  2. Pensad y diseñar una imagen para ilustrar la escena o el poema elegido. La ilustración puede ser una fotografía de vosotros representando el texto, una fotografía o dibujo creado por algún miembro del grupo.
  3. Un miembro del grupo se registra y sube la imagen a Notegraphy añadiendo el texto.
  4. Otro miembro del grupo se debe registrar en la aplicación de Pinterest. Entrad en el tablero para este proyecto e insertad vuestra cita ilustrada. En el pin debéis indicar el nombre de los miembros del grupo en la descripción.
  5. A nivel individual o en grupo podéis añadir comentarios a los proyectos de otros compañeros y marcarlos como me gusta. Las imágenes más comentadas serán impresas a todo color para se expuestas en el hall de entrada del centro y en la cuenta de Twitter de nuestro centro.

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Aquí os dejo un muro digital con imágenes recopiladas de otros tableros de Pinterest para que os inspiréis en vuestro proyecto.

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RECURSOS:

FECHA DE ENTREGA: 30 DE MAYO

CRITERIOS DE EVALUACIÓN

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Visiting London

On this post we will learn about Britain,including its capital city: London.

Activity 1: First, watch this video Britain.

 Activity 2: Now, watch this video about London.

Activity 3: Pay attention to this video about London. Which are the public transport that appear?

Activity 4: Finally, listen to this rap song about the main London attractions.