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LORENA HERNÁNDEZ QUINTERO

Portfolio ENGLISH MENTION 2019/2020


Welcome to this eBook! Here you will find different pages and programs that will help you to develop your lessons. These programs are arranged as follows: Professor recommendations Programs used (professor recommendations)

Programs used (the ones I found)

Hope you enjoy!


PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS

Free Music Archive Free Music Archive is an online platform that allows you to download and listen to music for free and legal. This page was recommended by our professors to download the music for our videos (the video of the presentation and the dance video of a song invented by us). CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE


PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS

With this page we can: Upload videos to platforms like YouTube without worrying about the content being deleted. In this tool, there are no copyrights, so we can use the music we download freely.

Provide students with resources that can serve them both to do possible works today and in the future.

Promote the free circulation of musical culture.


PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS

British Council LearnEnglish Kids LearnEnglish Kids is a free and online platform created by the British Council. This tool offers us a lot of resources that we can use with our students, such as songs, games, stories, activities, etc. Moreover, it is a page that has information and resources for parents (articles, tips to improve their children’s learning...). This platform was recommended by our professors as an aid for the design of our activities. CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO LEARNENGLISH KIDS


PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS

With this page we can: Promote children's learning through play. Students can play while learning the contents that interest us as teachers. Furthermore, they can download the application on devices such as tablets or mobiles and continue learning from home. Implement the use of new techologies in class.

Get inspiration to design our activities.


PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS

Super Simple Super Simple is an online platform that offers a wide variety of resources that we can use in classrooms. Among them, we can find songs, activities, recipes, crafts or shows. This platform has its own application that can be downloaded on devices such as mobile phones or tablets. It is a simple tool to use and with which we can work, in a fun way, English in our classrooms. However, and due to its content, it is a more appropriate page for children in Early Childhood Education and first years of Primary Education.

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO SUPER SIMPLE


PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS

Powtoon Powtoon is an online tool that allows us to create video animations with professional results. The free version of this page has a large number of editable templates, decorative objects, characters, etc., with which you can make videos and presentations in a simple and creative way. In addition, it has the option to import audios or images from your own computer. Although we already knew this application, it was recommended by our professors to edit videos and make presentations. CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO POWTOON


PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS

This application can be useful to: Create original presentations, as an introduction, to illustrate what students will learn next. This could serve to activate the attention and motivation of the students towards a specific topic. Implement the use of new techologies in the classrooms. Students could present a topic using this program and not a simple PowerPoint presentation. HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF A POWTOON PRESENTATION


PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS

Audacity Team Audacity Team is an application that requires downloading and allows you to edit audios for free. This tool was recommended by our professors to edit the possible audios that we added to our activities. It gives you the possibility to:

Import and export sound files. You can combine the different audio recordings with others, edit them, etc. CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO AUDACITY TEAM

Add effects to your recordings. It is possible to change the tone, volume, speed, eliminate echoes, background noises...


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

WIX

WIX is a free and online platform that allows us to design web pages of all kinds (educational, business, fashion, etc.). To use it, and due to the simplicity of its tools, it is not necessary to have great knowledge of editing. Undoubtedly, Wix is an interesting instrument for teachers.

This platform has been recommended by our professors, and my group used it to design our the WebQuest. We included the tasks destined to the students, as well as the necessary materials for the development of those tasks.

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO WIX


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

With WIX, we can: Capture the attention of students. The large number of designs allow us to create a visual and attractive website for our students. We can include in our design elements related to the possible tastes of children in our class (for example, characters from a series, game, etc.).

Upload files. We can publish documents, videos or any type of material, created by us or not, that interests us for our students. See our web space from any device. Students can not only view our website from the computer, but also from other devices such as tablets, mobiles, or even machines such as the Play Station!

Implement the use of new technologies in the classroom. For example, we could create a WebQuest. With this, the students would not only be exploiting the information offered by the teachers, but in turn they would be acquiring knowledge about the world of new technologies.


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

Canva

Canva is a free and online tool that allows us to create all kinds of materials: posters, books, electronic magazines... It is easy to use and has a wide variety of designs (educational, business, fashion, kitchen, etc.). It offers predesigned templates (and editable) and allows you to add the texts and photographs you wish.

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO CANVA

This platform was recommended by our professors. However, we had already used it on previous occasions. It has helped us to design the Activity Book and the Class Book, as well as two eBooks (this one and the one present on the WebQuest).


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

With Canva, we can: Share the designs with different people. If, for example, students had to design a poster o presentation as a group everyone could participate in the design. However, two people could not edit an archive at the same time.

Use it on all types of devices. Export our designs in different formats (PDF, JPEG...).

Implement the use os new technologies in class (if students are the ones who make the designs).

Explain any topic using a Canva design. This tool gives us the possibility of creating attractive and appropriate learning materials for the different educational levels. The use of creative and visual resources in the explanation of a content would allow us to capture the attention of students.


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

Logo Maker Logo Maker is an online tool that allows you to create logos quickly and for free. Although the models are simple, if you put the name you want for your logo in the search engine, you will see designs related to the theme of your logo (for example, my group used the name of Pencils' n Roses, and when putting it in the search engine, a logo with a rose appeared).

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO LOGO MAKER


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

This tool is a fantastic option for Primary Education students. Choosing a name for the group and creating a logo would encourage their motivation towards the learning process. Also, if you are one of those teachers who tends to forget the names of the students, this would be the ideal way to identify each group of people.

Is it useful? This tool was recommended by our professors, and we used it to create the logo of our group.


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

PIXTON

Pixton is an online application that allows us to create funny comics. It offers a large number of templates, backgrounds, decorative objects, etc. Moreover, you can design your own characters, and change their face expression, posture, hair, skin... You can even download them in PNG!

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO PIXTON

This application was recommended by our professors to develop our comic. My group used it to design the characters of our comic.


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

Let's see what we can use this platform for:

It is a page that can be used by students. It would be interesting if the children could create small stories to work, in a dynamic and entertaining way, topics proposed in class. Create vignettes that illustrate the vocabulary or functions we want students to learn. We can create a comic in which we include those expressions and words of a specific topic and ask the students to act it out. Capture the attention of students. We can create stories that have to do with topics that interest students (for example, a story that takes place at Hogwarts, or a story in which Harry Potter characters go to a normal institute). Implement the use of new technologies in class (if students are the ones who make the designs).


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

Educaplay Educaplay is an online platform that allows us to design our own resources for free. We can make word searches, crosswords, tests, etc. We can include these activities in blogs, web pages or online books. This web page was recommended by our professors to design multimedia activities. My group used it to develop some activities such as a word roulette or a crossword.

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO EDUCAPLAY


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

With this platform it is possible: To let the students learn the class contents in a fun way. To include new technologies in the classrooms. Instead of being us who design the different activities, we can ask the students to design them according to a specific topic. Then, they can show their work to the rest of their classmates.


PROGRAMS USED

(THE ONES I FOUND)

FotoJet FotoJet is an online photo editor that allows you to make collages, poster, comics, logos, etc. The free version of the program allows you to make great creations without purchasing a premium version. You just have to give free rein to your imagination! We found this program on the Internet when we were going to design our comic. Although the free version has too many ads and does not allow you to create characters, it could serve as a second option to Pixton (we can create the characters and then design the comic in FotoJet). CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO FOTOJET


PROGRAMS USED

(PROFESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS)

With this platform it is possible to: ¡ Create comics or any type of resource to illustrate what we want our students to learn. Students can use it to make their own creations due to its simplicity. Implement the use of new technologies in class (if students are the ones who make the designs). Import photos from our computer.

FOR EXAMPLE...


PROGRAMS USED

(THE ONES I FOUND)

Adobe Photoshop CC Adobe Photoshop CC is a paid graphic editing program that requires downloading. It is a complicated program to use. However, there are many tutorials on the Internet, and we can obtain professional results. It contains a wide variety of tools that allow us to make collages, filters, logos, posters, PNG images‌ We can use it to illustrate a topic and teach it to our students. My group used this program to make PNG images and design the title of our unit.

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC


PROGRAMS USED

(THE ONES I FOUND)

Clipchamp Clipchamp is a platform that allows you to create your own videos online. It is possible to add music, put effects to the different video scenes, transitions between scene and scene, etc. Although it has a premium version, the free one allows you to do great things, and the quality of the videos is good. My group has used it to edit both the video of the presentation and the song. It is a highly recommended platform due to its simplicity and variety of resources.

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO CLIPCHAMP


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Portfolio - Lorena Hernández Quintero  

Welcome to this eBook! Here you will find different pages and programs that will help you to develop your lessons. Hope you enjoy it!

Portfolio - Lorena Hernández Quintero  

Welcome to this eBook! Here you will find different pages and programs that will help you to develop your lessons. Hope you enjoy it!

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