Friday, December 30, 2016

The Most-Read Blog Posts of 2016 : semester #2






credits: princekido


Here my tribute to Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, who died this week.I could see her again in Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens

A boy, a princess, an old man, and a pirate with Bigfoot as a friend. Thus began my life-long fascination with sci-fic with Star Wars.

"May the Force be with you, Princess Leia."

2016 was a killer year to actors, writers, music, arts. Let's begin 2017! We want to forget 2016. 

But first my looking back at 2016 I've come up with a roundup of what's been most-read on my blog The Digital Teacher G-Souto

Below you’ll see the top posts along the second semester 2016 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.






illustration: Luna Joulia

J'ai commencé avec mon hommage à Princesse Leia, Carrie Fisher que nous aimions tous.

L'année 2016 fut terrible. Nous avons perdu beaucoup de nos héros: musique, cinéma, arts. 

Commençons une nouvelle année. 2017 est là.

Mais avant je veux continuer le partager avec vous le Top des posts les plus lus du 2eme semestre 2016. 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-read Blog posts of 2016 :

Le Top des posts du 2eme semestre 2016 :


Éducation : L'Ours Montagne, un film d'animation dans les cours de langues 

Games in school : ABZÛ, the game under the water in the classroom 

Education : Great women breaking the limit of sky : Jean Batten 

Science Education : Exploring the Big Dipper

Rentrée 2016 : Parlons de l'apprentissage des langues vivantes 

Education : Go to the theater : Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Schools : International Literacy Day : 50th Anniversary 

Education & disability : Francesca Jones, the power of a dream 


Schools : Education for Peace #PeaceDay 

Educação & Línguas : Vamos ler Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?

Éducation : Difficulté de parler #Nice aux enfants? 

Schools : Ada Lovelace Day : girls in STEM 

Education : the 4th July & Eyes on June : resources & apps 

Civics education : World Humanitarian Day 2016 

Schools : Let's talk about Never Ending Story : resources 

Schools : Apps History & Culture - Hello Lisbon in AR 

World Teachers' Day : Valuing and Improving their Status 

Schools : Rio 2016 - Olympic Games, resources 

Éducation : On va au Musée chasser Pokémon Go? 

Schools : Let's talk about Intl Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 

Schools : European Researchers' Night : Science is Wonder-ful! 

Éducation : Vendredi ou la vie sauvage : Ressources 

Schools : Code Week EU ? Let's go! 

Education : Let's Suport Goal 1 #EndPoverty 

Ensino : Muda de curso : violência no namoro não é para ti! 

Schools : Antonie van Leeuwenhoek in sciences curriculum 

Schools : It's Fall Back Time ! Oh no ! 

Schools : It's Halloween : Let's learn & have fun 

Sciences education : Here comes the 2nd Supermoon, the Mega Beaver moon

Schools : World Science Day for Peace & Development 2016 : resources 

Education : World Philosophy Day : Past and Present 

Schools : Universal Children's Day 

Schools : Thanksgiving, a traditional holiday 

Education : World Aids Day #HIVprevention : resources 


Escolas : Ler O Código da Vinci, versão juvenil 

Education : Préparer une visite au Musée : Oscar Wilde

Ensino : PISA 2015 : Portugal entre os melhores países 

Arts Education : Thyssen Museum apps, discover the museum in your hands 

Schools : Human Rights Day : resources 

Education : It's Christmas time ! We can't hurt people! 

'Tis the Season : Tales, books & other resources





Francesca Jones/ ©PA credits
My crush of the #2nd semester? Education & disability : Francesca Jones, the power of a dream 

Francesca Jones, fifteen-year-old, got through the first round at Junior Wimbledon 2016 despite a rare condition that has left her without all her fingers and toes.

Francesca Jones was born with ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia syndrome – a rare condition that causes development problems with hands and feet.
Despite leaving her with an abnormally small right hand – her racket hand – and fewer fingers and toes than is usual, she has not allowed her condition to prevent her reaching her first junior grand slam tournament.
She is a good exemple to youth who so many times do'nt believe in their dreams. 

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

May 2017 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

30.12.2016
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Most-Read Blog Posts of 2016 : semester #1






credits: Elyx Yak


Looking back at 2016 I've come up with a roundup of what's been most-read on my blog The Digital Teacher G-Souto

Below you’ll see the top posts along the first semester 2016 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.



crédits: Fabrice Erre

Je suis ravie de partager avec vous le Top des posts les plus lus du 1er semestre 2016. 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 1st semester's most-read Blog posts of 2016 :

Le Top des posts du 1er semestre 2016 :













#SID2016  at school :  Let's play our part for a better internet 


Schools : Talking about International Women's Day 


Schools : Let's talk about World Water Day ! 


Education : Talking about Daylight Saving Time 


Schools : UNESCO International Photo Contest #Words0fTolerance 


Schools : Art & Pop Music at Musée du Louvre 


Schools: 150th Anniversary Alice in Wonderland at the British Library 


Education : Women in Science, Caroline Herschel, astronomer 


Schools : Let's Play Music on Google Chrome 


Schools : Earth Hour ! Let's do it!


Schools : Barack Obama first book of children's literature


Étudiants francophones : Concours littéraire à participer! 


Education : It's World Poetry Day! 


Schools : Messy Mia : ebook on Ancient Technology 

Education : World Book and Copyright Day 2016 

Schools, participate ! Girls in ICT Day 2016 


Shools : International Day for Biological Diversity 2016 

Schools : Let's talk about Europe Day 2016 


Schools : It's Intl Dance Day ? Let's Dance! 

Science education : Don't miss Eta Aquarid meteor shower 



My crush of the #1st semester? Schools : Art & Pop Music at Musée du Louvre. Why? Because I loved the project. So creative! This is the kind of projects that inpires and captivate students. 

The artist expounds on parallels between technological inventions, the cult of celebrity, and the social media of today and tomorrow. 



This is a remarkable and unprecedented collaboration, the fruit of many years of work. 

Using multimedia, history, arts and pop music is awesome to learn is amazing. This is XXI century learning. 

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

May 2017 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

29.12.2016
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

'Tis the Season : Tales, books & other resources






Santa Tracker

As we end the trimester, moving through winter solstice toward the returning light, may the Holiday Spirit of the educational community help ease December’s chill but so bright! The sun continues to illuminate my days in my country.
Here some cute digital resources that will cheer kids around the world now that they are enjoying the holiday season.




Holidays 2016, day 2 
doodler: Gerben Steenks

Google has begun some time ago the countdown to Christmas with its popular festive Doodles. Today you will find the second one. Let's see the third on 24 December.

The festive ’Tis the season! Doodle, which gets a new incarnation each year, is the search giant’s way of celebrating the start of the Christmas holiday season for its users across the globe.



Ho Ho Ho ! Santa's fans have again this Christmas a choice between two Santa trackers: Santa Tracker (Google) and Norad Santa Tracker (Microsoft). 


At this moment. Santa is visiting Australia (Alice Springs). It's so fun to watch his interactive travel around the world


Children and tech fan can explore some of the very best holiday light displays from around the world on +Google Maps.



This year Google's Santa Tracker has an interesting feature about Christmas traditions around the world. The Christmas Traditions map features the traditions of seventeen locations spread across Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. 


Click the placemark on the map to read a short summary of a tradition in each location.


Google, meanwhile, has built an interactive Santa Village, which also offers games, videos and a scrolling sled-ride. 

Both sites feature a countdown to all-important Christmas Eve and features which will become unlocked nearer to the day. 



Norad Santa

Education:

There is so much fun! Both are so creative! However there is some learning too. Traditions, geography, local music, languages (it will depend of the language kids decide to interact). And coding. Google hopes to teach kids to code as part of a short Christmas project written in basic Javascript. 
  • Books : Christmas Carol


Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
page 1st editiom 1843
And now the last beautiful surprises. Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. When Charles Dickens passed away in 1870, a young girl in London asked a question that demonstrated just how strongly Dickens' writings were associated with the holiday season and modern Christmas traditions. She asked, "Mr. Dickens dead? Then will Father Christmas die, too?"

Indeed. After the arrival of the Christmas tree into the British parlour, Dickens, with A Christmas Carol, institutionalised what one could call the modern 'spirit of Christmas’. 

Dickens subtitled his story ‘A Ghost Story for Christmas’. The ghosts are imported from folklore and legend, not the Christian gospels. The famous spirit of Christmas designed by the artist John Leech for the first edition of A Christmas Carol clearly draws on classic pagan iconography. 

Professor John Sutherland



First edition of Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens

The British Library has a wonderful digital resource The origins of A Christmas Carol

After Christmas festive pause, teachers must not understimate this fantastic resource to be explored online with students. After, during, before reading the tale.






  • Animated films:

Sing an animated movie with the incredible voice of Matthew McConaughey.







Sing, 2016

"A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition."

Kids love sing and dream about participating in singing contests. We see that all over the world with The Voice competion.






  • Fun & pedagogical videos:

By the way you have these fantastic videos of Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show starring Matthew McConaughey and Denzel Washington.

On the 1st video Jimmy and Matthew read texts written by kids around 10 years-old. 

Kids theater can be a lovely resource to include into your curriculum. Because thy love it. 

Invite students to write some little theater texts - give them a title or theme - afer students will read their texts in the clasroom following the exemple.






Matthew McConaughey and Jimmy read scenes written by elementary school kids who were given the title 'Gold,' and they had to write the rest.

The 2nd one, students can learn to make a little drama exercises listening Jimmy and Denzel.






Denzel Washington and Jimmy take turns giving extremely dramatic readings of standard greeting cards.

Finally, a beloved video. A cappella rendition of "Wonderful Christmastime"with so much good singers and actors.






Jimmy and The Roots join Paul McCartney, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and Tori Kelly for an a cappella rendition of "Wonderful Christmastime."

It is the most magical night of the year, but for children waiting for their presents, Christmas Eve can seems an endless day.


Wishing everyone a Bright Holiday Season! And  a special hug to all the children in the world.

I'm off to continue celebrating Christmas at home with my family.


G-Souto

24.12.2016
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