Sunday, December 31, 2017

Education : Best of 2017 : Semester #2




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Looking back 2017 I've come up with a roundup of what's been the best of my blog The Digital Teacher G-Souto

As I do during this week every year, I am taking some time off to relax with family and prepare for the new year. 

 I will be featuring the most popular blog posts of the year. This was some of the most popular posts semester 2.

Below you’ll read the top posts along the second semester 2017 containing different themes: education & technology, 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 popular 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 2ème semestre 2017. Vous continuez à me suivre et ça me fait plaisir. Je vous em en remercie.

Chers lecteurs, chers enseignants, voilà des ressources et idées pédagogiques que vous avez pu partager avec vos élèves. Le numérique continue à avoir sa place dans vos cours et très bienLes technologies donnent aux jeunes et à leurs professeurs des possibilités qu'il faut en profiter pour que vos leçons suivent de près les tendances actuelles.


Des ressources aux grandes thématiques: histoire, lanques, science, culture et arts. Des ressources en ligne, et des adaptations personnelles à l'enseignement de façon à permetter à tous les élèves la chances de réussite dans leur parcours scolaire.


Here are the 2nd semester's most popular posts of 2017 :

Le Top des posts du 2ème semestre 2017:






















Google Doodle 44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop
via Variety

‘Yes, yes y’all! And it WON’T stop!’

My crush of the #1st semester? Let's Play a Hip Hop interactive music game ! 


Google regularly replaces its logo on its search engine with special Doodles, a kind of celebrations anniversaries. But this Friday's Doodle is something truly diverting.

The doodle offers a serving of Hip Hop history - with an emphasis on its founding pioneers narrated by Hip Hop icon Fab 5 Freddy, former host of “Yo! MTV Raps.”

Hip hop does not just refer to the music. It's a subculture and art movement that was developed by African Americans and Puerto Ricans during the 70s.

Music Game:

What's particularly fun about Friday's Doodle is that: the video is followed by an interactive deejaying game, where you get two turntables, a cross-fader and a selection of records to mix together. You can even scratch the records using your mouse cursor or, on mobile, your finger.



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

May 2018 be a successful year for all those teachers who teach with passion! Guiding our students for the future should be a function from the heart of all us

G-Souto

30.12.2017
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Friday, December 29, 2017

Education : Best of 2017 : Semester #1





credits: unknow

Looking back 2017 I've come up with a roundup of what's been the best of my blog The Digital Teacher G-Souto

As I do during this week every year, I am taking some time off to relax with family and prepare for the new year. 

 I will be featuring the most popular blog posts of the year. This was some of the most popular posts semester 1.

Below you’ll read the top posts along the first semester 2017 containing different themes: education & technology, 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 2017. Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à me suivre au jour e jour. 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 pédagogiques, numérique ou pas. Le numérique prend de plus en plus la placeLes technologies donnent aux jeunes et à leurs professeurs des possibilités qu'il faut profiter en les introduisant dans les cours.


Des ressources aux grandes thématiques: histoire, lanques, science, culture et arts. Des ressources en ligne, et des adaptations personnelles à l'enseignement de façon à permetter à tous les élèves la chances de réussite dans leur parcours scolaire.


Here are the 1st semester's most popular posts of 2017 :

Le Top des posts du 1er semestre 2017:






Education & gender : Talking about International Women's Day

Books : The 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone : resources

Education : Earth Day 2017 : Environmental & Climate Literacy

World Book & Copyright Day : Blind & visually impaired


Visual Music in education : 
Let your students give a try on visual music : Oskar Fischinger

Education for Peace : Intl day for Development and Peace

History : World War II : 73rd Anniversary of D-Day in Normandie

Education : Mother's Day, history & books




Ma vie de Courgette
My crush of the #1st semester? Ma Vie de CourgetteOvationné à CannesAnnecy ou Angoulême, parmi beaucoup d'autres, Ma vie de Courgettefilm d'animation, dépeint avec poésie le quotidien des enfants en orphelinat.

Le film est une adaptation du roman de l'écrivain français Gilles Paris paru en 2001 (Plon) et intitulé Autobiographie d'une courgette (Poche, 2003).  

Le livre raconte le chemin vers la résilience d'un petit garçon qui perd sa mère, de sa nouvelle vie au foyer pour enfants à sa première histoire d'amour. So touching!


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

May 2018 be a successful year for all those teachers who teach with passion! Guiding our students for the future should be a function from the heart of all us

G-Souto

29.12.2017
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

'Tis de Season : Apps, books, films, music & other resources






Google Doodle Winter Solstice Northern Hemisphere


As 2017 slowly is closing, we have noticed the sun beginning to set earlier and earlier! As the seasons begin to change, so too does the earth’s allocation of daylight.

To celebrate the astronomical phenomenon of the solstices Google has created two of its famous Doodles: Northern solstice and Southern solstice.






But Google is beginning the countdown to Christmas with a festive series of Doodles, since December 18. Interactive, animated images feature penguins and parrots arranging to spend the big day together? Oh! Well!


Interactive, animated images feature penguins and parrots arranging to spend the big day together.






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 shine in my country.
Here some cute digital resources that will cheer kids around the world now that they are enjoying the holiday season.







Ho Ho Ho ! Santa's fans have again this Christmas a choice between two Santa trackers: Santa Tracker (Google) and NORAD Santa Tracker (Microsoft). It's so funny to follow the interactive Santa's travel around the world.

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




screenshot Google Santa Tracker app

Apps:

And yes, following Santa Tracker Apps: Google Santa Tracker and NORAD Santa Tracker

Google Santa Trackergames with elves in jetpacks, rolling gumballs, sleighs powered by rockets and many more. 

Once the 24th arrives, follow Santa in his journey around the world. Educators have special resources: Games for the classroom.




screenshot NORAD Tracks Santa

NORAD Tracks Santa App: watching the days countdown to the start of Santa's Yuletide journey around the worl, playing games, reading stories and more!




The Man Who Invented Christmas
Bharat Nalluri,2017

Films & Books:

And now the last beautiful surprises. Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens on the theater. The Man Who Invented Christmas directed by Bharat Nalluri is based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

"It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, God bless Us, Every One!"

Tiny Tim


A Christimas Carol
Charles Dickens
illustrations: P.J. Lynch

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?"

The book resonates with the true spirit of Christmas, detailed and atmospheric artwork bringing Dickensian London and its inhabitants to life with breathtaking immediacy.


The movie tells the story of how Charles Dickens came to write A Christmas Carol. The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of A Christmas Carol, a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday. 







The movie is "very soft-centred but succeeds in casting new light on an episode in its subject’s much scrutinised life that hasn’t been quite as exhaustively examined as one might have expected."

The Man Who Invented Christmas offers the familiar pleasures you would expect in a costume drama about Dickens

A Chistmas Carol for kids:




Wonder: special kids




Wonder
Stephen Chbosky, 2017

"Remarkable ... It has the power to move hearts and change minds."

The Guardian

Wonder is a lovely film based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER. It tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.



Wonder
R.J. Palacio

Synopsis:

The unforgettable and life-affirming story of August Pullman - a boy who's desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out. ‘My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. 

But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school. All he wants is to be accepted. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?




Wonder
R.J. Palacio

R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness”. Every reader/student will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. 

This special edition is complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes content.



Wonder
Stephen Chbosky, 2017

It's not the real world at schools, we know it. Bullying among young people is epidemic at school. But it's a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope that will be a must read in the classroom, if we want to help banish or decrease bullying acts among your students at school and helping 'different' kids to be accepted by the class and by the entire school. 

After the festive season go to the movies with your students before reading the book. And then, yes, explore the theme in the classroom followed by activities and a good cross-curricular project.  WONDER is a book and movie you and your students will never forget. That will change some behaviour at school among young people.





Livres & musique:






Alice et merveilles
Stéphane Michaka
musique: Didier Benetti

Alice et merveilles aux Editions Radio France et Didier Jeunesse est une réinterprétation de Stéphane Michaka d'Alice au pays des merveilles, fameux classique de Lewis Caroll

Un univers envoûtant et surprenant mis en musique par Didier Benetti, timbalier de l'Orchestre national de France

Un film sonore à dérouler en famille ou en classe après les vacances noël. Un merveilleux voyage pour les oreilles et l'imagination des enfants.

Âge: à partir de Primaire.




Histoire de la musique en bandes dessinées
 Michael SadlerDenys Lemery & Bernard Deyries 
Les éditions Vandevelde

Impossible de synthétise l'histoire de la musique depuis la préhistoire jusqu'aujourd'hui. Histoire de la musique en bandes dessinées par Michael SadlerDenys Lemery et Bernard Deyries a parfaitement réussi! Parue pour la première fois en 1984, elle est rééditée dans une version réactualisée par Les éditions Vandevelde. 

"Ici, la musique ne s'écoute pas, mais se découvre au fil des siècles et des anecdotes, à travers des dates et des personnages emblématiques, croqués avec humour et malice qui ouvrent la porte d'une époque juste assez pour éveiller la curiosité du lecteur."

A lire en famille ou au collège en faisant écouter des compositeurs et genres de musique. Ça aidera les ados à comprendre la musique et les incitera à l'étude de la musique.



Un merveilleux voyage pour les oreilles et le goût de la musique.

Âge: Adolescents/ collégiens

A lire avec vos ados/ étudiants 
en piochant dans vos discothèques pour leur ouvrir les oreilles aussi.





Un amour de tortue
Roald Dahl
musique: Isabelle Aboulker

Un amour de tortue de Roald Dahl est un des deux projets de mise en musique de cet auteur classique de la littérature jeunesse que Gallimard Jeunesse a confié à la compositrice pour enfant par excellence, Isabelle Aboulker. 

"Isabelle Aboulker signe un mini-opéra rythmé, drôle et plein de légèreté, autour du texte lu par François Morel et illustré par Quentin Blake." 

Une musique inspirée et une belle interprétation des solistes vocaux et de l'Orchestre de Chambre de Paris.

Un autre livre à lire et écouter en famille. En classe, après les vacances noël. 

Les enfants aiment beaucoup lire Roald Dahl et écouter l'histoire en mini-opéra drôle leur offrira un merveilleux voyage pour les oreilles et l'imagination.

Âge: A partir de 10 ans.

Have yourself a Very Merry Christmas Season, brightly colored with love, peace and light.

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

23.12.2017
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