Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Most-Read Blog Posts of 2015 : semester #2


Looking back at 2015 I've come up with a roundup of what's been most-read on my blog G-Souto's Blog

Below you’ll see the top posts along the second semester 2015 containing a very powerful number of good resources. The themes: games in school, chidren's books, arts, music, sicence, social, 

The selection is based on page views but also based on pedagogical relevance of the most-read posts.

I kept the order of the most viewed, but eliminated the posts that seemed less relevant. The main reason is that sometimes certain posts acquire too much visibility, not for their value but for the keywords that the search engines "like" indexing.


Comme tous les ans, je reprends  le Top des posts les plus lus du 2e semestre 2015, encore plus intéresssant que le premier.
Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à me suivre au quotidien. Je me rends compte que les étudiants aussi me visitent.

Je vous remercie, chers enseignants, chers lecteurs, de votre intérêt et m’efforce d’être toujours au plus proche des événements concernant des idées pédagogiques pour vous présenter les dernières ressources éducatives, numériques et pas numériqueses. Le numérique prend de plus en plus la placeLes technologies donnent aux jeunes et à leurs professeurs des possibilités que les générations précédentes ne pouvaient pas avoir au même âge.

Des ressources aux grandes thématiques historiques, linguistiques, culturelles et sociales, des ressources en ligne, et de nombreuses observations personnelles sur la pédagogie et la pratique éducative de façon à faciliter à tous des chances de réussite.


Here are the 2nd semester's most popular posts of 2015 :

Le Top des posts du 2e semestre 2015 :


ICT2015 : (im)possible report

Schools : Let's talk Star Wars !


English & French :The hotest animated movies & video games to explore in school

The Magic Blue Moon in Sciences Education

Music Education: Happy Birthday Beethoven !

Schools : Bicentenary of George Boole

Éducation : la fête de la Bastille 

Education : Daisy Chain, movie & app anti-bullying

Ensino: Guerra das Estrelas, um recurso digital a explorar

Science education : Don't miss New Horizons fly-by Pluto 

Escolas : Visitas de Estudo : O Principezinho, filme animação

Schools : Harry Potter books again ? Yes, by magic ! 

Educational App 4 Science : DNA Play

Ensino: Guerra das Estrelas, um recurso digital a explorar

Le Mont Blanc et 1ere ascension : lectures BD

Teaching Arts : Lygia Clark, the presage of modern digital information era

Sciences education : here comes the 1st Supermoon 

Education & sports : Special Olympics World Games 2015 

Code Week EU, let's go again !  

Civics education : World Humanitarian Day 2015 

Education & science : Catching the Falling Stars, the Perseids 

Teachers ! Join the World's Largest Lesson 

Education : European Reseachers' Night is Wonder-ful ! 

Education for a different world : International Day of Peace 

International Human Rights Day in Education

Schools : International Literacy Day 2015

Oh la ! La rentrée 2015 et les nouveautés

Home Alone? Book & eBook for Christmas holiday

Science education : Ready to watch the Geminids shower?

Schools : Talking about International Day for Tolerance

Schools : Let's celebrate School Libraries Month !

Home Alone? Book & eBook for Christmas holiday

Éducation : On parle musique ? Adolphe Sax

Schools : Talking about International Day for Tolerance



Education : World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015

Apps for education : Children's fairytales in English 

Education : World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 


Education : International Music Day 2015



 
The Little Prince, Mark Osborne, 2015


Dans ce long-métrage animé, Osborne oppose deux intrigues enchassées: celle du Petit Prince associée à une autre relatant les aventures d'une petite fille solitaire, pleine de vie et très curieuse, malheureusement enfermée dans un monde d'adultes et qui, au détour de cette rencontre inattendue, va s'ouvrir aux mondes de l'imaginaire.

O filme adapta a história The Little Princetendo como protagonista uma menina e o seu vizinho Aviador, que lhe conta as histórias das suas viagens e de como conhece um dia O Principezinho.

Hoping to have inspired you in your lessons all over the year.

May 2016 be a successful year for all those educators who love teach. Preparing learners for the future should therefore be a prime function of all us.

G-Souto

31.12.2015
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Most-Read Blog Posts of 2015 : semester #1



Looking back at 2015 I've come up with a roundup of what's been most-read on my blog G-Souto's Blog

Below you’ll see the top posts along the first semester 2015 containing several themes: edtech, languages, 
arts, science, history, environment, literature, e-safety, sports, dance, children's rights among other.

The selection is based on page views but also based on pedagogical relevance of the most-read posts.

I kept the order of the most viewed, but eliminated the posts that seemed less relevant. The main reason is that sometimes certain posts acquire too much visibility, not for their value but for the keywords that the search engines "like" indexing.





Je suis ravie de partager avec vous le Top des posts les plus lus du 1er semestre 2015. Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à me suivre au quotidien. Je me rends compte que les étudiants aussi me visitent.

Je vous remercie, chers enseignants, chers lecteurs, de votre intérêt et m’efforce d’être toujours au plus proche des événements concernant des idées pédagogiques pour vous présenter les dernières ressources éducatives , numériques et pas numériqueses. Le numérique prend de plus en plus la place. Les technologies donnent aux jeunes et à leurs professeurs des possibilités que les générations précédentes ne pouvaient pas avoir au même âge.



Des ressources aux grandes thématiques historiques, linguistiques, culturelles et sociales, des ressources en ligne, et de nombreuses observations personnelles sur la pédagogie et la pratique éducative de façon à faciliter à tous des chances de réussite.

Here are the 1st semester's most-read Blog posts of 2015 :

Le Top des posts du 1er semestre 2015 :


School Curricula: Valentine's Day 

Education : International Year of Light 2015 

Schools: Gerardus Mercator the carthographer of world atlas 

Schools : Alessandro Volta 270th anniversary 

Intl Children's Book Day in School

Escolas : Leituras em Língua Portuguesa, Manuel A. Pina 

Talking about Freedom of Expression in school 

Et voilà le Bac: on bachotte?

Education: Solar Eclipse, Supermoon, Spring equinox?

Teaching the Holocaust : digital resources 

Education: Let's celebrate Poetry Day 

Applis éducation: on visite la Tour Eiffel? 

Intl Day of Sport for Development & Peace 

Éducation: Rimbaud pour les ados ? 

Education: Anna Atkins, botannist and the 1st woman photographer 

Schools: Explore Google Street Art

On parle Angoulême 2015? 

Apps in Education. Depth a game to explore the oceans 

Education: It's Earth Day 2015 

Education: Bartolomeo Cristofori, the piano inventor 

Children's rights & social justice? Let's end child labour & slavery!

Apprendre les langues: et voilà Larousse & Petit Robert 2016 

Education: Asteroid to Fly By Earth Safely

Education: It's Earth Day 2015 

Intl Missing Children's Day: The Captive, explore the film 

Schools: Safer Internet Day 2015 

La Fête du Muguet au collège?

Education: Don't miss Venus & Jupiter tonight!

Games in school: Treme-treme, learning about seismic risk 

Nepal: talking science & solidarity in schools 

Parlons d'enfants victimes d'exclusion sociale

Artes & Educação: Visitas de Estudo 

Music at school: app for students with visual disabilities  

Intl Mother Language Day: Languages matter!




Circling Birdies by Cheko, Granada Spain
My crush of the #1st semester? Schools: Explore Google Street ArtAbsolutely! 
Google Street Art added 5,000 images of street art in June 2014, and last March 17, 2015 has announced that it will doubling the number of street artworks available in high resolution to over 10.000, working in tandem with 86 art organizations from 34 countries.

Hoping to have inspired you in your lessons all over the year.

May 2016 be a successful year for all those educators who love teach. Preparing learners for the future should therefore be a prime function of all us.

G-Souto

30.12.2015
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Monday, December 28, 2015

Home Alone? Book & eBook for Christmas holiday







Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

Just as Home Alone made a comeback in theaters on November and in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Home Alone, from 20th Century Fox and Quirk books is a new release for the Home Alone franchise with Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook. 




Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

Now, illustrator Kim Smith has reimagined the story as a classic Christmas fable—complete with bumbling burglars, brilliant booby-traps, and a little boy named Kevin who’s forced to fend for himself. 

"It was such a pleasure to work on something that was so iconic from my childhood."

Kim Smith


Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

Through a series of comic adventures, Kevin learns lessons about responsibility and the importance of family. 




screenshot Home Alone for iPad
illustrator : Kim Smith


Synopsis:

After a a hectic night culminating in an early bedtime, eight-year-old Kevin McCallister wishes that his entire family would disappear. The next morning, he wakes up to find himself all alone! At first it seems like a dream come true, but when burglars come sniffing around, Kevin gets scared. Can he be the grown-up of the house and scare the burglars away?





Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

The hit 1990 John Hughes film, which will forever be identified with Macaulay Culkin’s cheek-slapping scream, gets the picture book treatment. When eight-year-old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind as his family embarks on a Christmas trip, the boy gleefully embraces solo run of the house; oddly, the book never explains where his family has actually gone, simply allowing Kevin  - and readers unfamiliar with the film - to think that he’s made them disappear overnight.) 

Following the film’s plot points, Kevin attends Christmas Eve church services, sets elaborate booby traps to thwart would-be burglars, and makes a connection with scary “Old Man Marley” who lives next door. 




Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

Following the film’s plot points, Kevin attends Christmas Eve church services, sets elaborate booby traps to thwart would-be burglars, and makes a connection with scary “Old Man Marley” who lives next door. 







Education: 

The illustrations in the book are amazing and vivid! They bring the whole story of Home Alone from the screen to the printed page. Beautifully! 

This adaptation does a fantastic work of reducing a full-length movie into a picture book while still retaining the overall spirit of the movie and the messages of holiday togetherness. 




screenshot Home Alone for iPad
illustrator : Kim Smith

The story might still be a little long for some younger readers, though, and some might be scared by the very idea of burglars. Illustrations by Kim Smith are adorable, and fit nicely with the comedic theme of the story. This is a great one for the Christmas collection.




Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

Fans of the movie will enjoy Smith’s comic renderings of Kevin’s antics, though lines like “Marv and Henry slipped on the toy cars and were knocked over by paint cans” don’t live up to the mayhem of the source material. 

Level: Primary education


Language: English


Target: Ages 4–8


With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation can be enjoyed year after year alongside Christmas Carol, Le Petit Prince, and other Christmas storybook classics.



screenshot Home Alone for iPad
illustrator : Kim Smith

If you love the movie Home Alone, you will also love this companion book!

The book went on sale October 6, 2015. You have also a digital edition.

  • Available : iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac

  • Language: English

Target: 4–8  years-old


“You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” 

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster



G-Souto

28.12.2015
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