Abriendo mentes

Abriendo mentes
Abriendo mentes, cambiando vidas

viernes, 7 de noviembre de 2014

jueves, 6 de noviembre de 2014

DAY FIVE: THURSDAY: HOT POTATOES, WIKIS AND ATUBE CATCHER

Check out what we're doing today: a Wiki where we can upload the Hot Potatoes exercise we are also creating! Work, work and more work!
CLICK HERE to see our progress.



DAY FOUR: WEDNESDAY: THE FUNKIEST WEBSITE EVER!


Today, in a record time of THREE hours, we created a website! Even though it sounds complicated, it really isn't!

CLICK HERE to check it out!


martes, 4 de noviembre de 2014

DAY THREE: TUESDAY: DOUG'S TECHNICAL WONDERS


Danger: Enthusiastic Scotsman at work!


DAY THREE. EMBEDDING TASK: INTERACTIVE CORKBOARD

DAY THREE: BEST WAYS TO UPLOAD A VIDEO

1 USING BLOGGER TO UPLOAD THE VIDEO. 
ADVANTAGE: IT'S EASY!
DISADVANTAGE: IT'S TOO HEAVY TO UPLOAD!


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2 USING AN EXTERNAL LINK
ADVANTAGE: EASY AND QUICK.
DISADVANTAGE: IT'S NOT VISUALLY ATTRACTIVE

 OR, ALTERNATIVELY CLICK HERE

3 USING THE HTML CODE TO EMBED THE VIDEO ON THE BLOG.
ADVANTAGE: SAVES SPACE AND LOOKS GREAT.
DISADVANTAGE: NONE, IF YOU REMEMBER HOW TO DO IT!

OR CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW



lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2014

DAY TWO: HOW TO RECORD YOUR SCREEN WHILE YOU WORK. AWESOME!

The wonders of technology keep on surprising us. This time, we learnt how to record our screen while we work. Extremely practical for instruction giving or to make presentations.


DAY TWO: MONDAY: FIRST VIDEO TASK. MOVIE MAKER

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DAY ONE: ASK THE MALTESE ABOUT MALTA VIDEO EXCHANGE

Thanks a bunch, Maltese demons, for demonstrating that Halloween is indeed celebrated on the Island! Superb costumes, by the way! Video shot at the Barrakka viewpoint.
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DAY ONE. SUNDAY: RAIN, LIGHT, STONE.



After a rainy welcome and a ride to the residence, I checked in, had a short rest and took off to visit Valletta. Simply astonishing!
                                                                            Menu on a mirror.


               Impressive views from the Barakka fortress.                                         Sunset in Valletta.



                                                                     Saint John's Co-cathedral.



                                    The Archaeological Museum.                               Sunset at Valletta.


                                                                

DAY ONE: READY, STEADY, GO!

Check out this video on the beauties of the Maltese archipelago!

jueves, 30 de octubre de 2014

THE PROJECT: Q&A VIDEOS


The idea is to record the videos in both countries to establish a communicative link between the two school communities. Here are the examples we gathered:




miércoles, 24 de septiembre de 2014

MALTA, HERITAGE, CULTURE AND LANGUAGE LEARNING

With 7,000 years of history, the Maltese Islands are steeped in culture and heritage.This historic legacy, unique in the Mediterranean, is reflected in the country’s national architecture and collections. There are so many areas of heritage and culture to be explored – the 16th century masterpiece Grandmasters’ Palace, which is now parliament, the “Sacra Infermeria”, which is now a fully equipped conference centre, the St. James Centre for Creativity – a superbly restored fortification where contemporary works of art are exhibited against the original rough-textured walls and rediscovered spaces. With these buildings, past and present blend into an enduring and admirable lesson in the art of living.
 

The arts have always played a large role in Maltese culture and continue to do so with cultural events occurring frequently. The National Museum of Fine Arts, housed in an exuberant Rococo building dating from the 1570’s, exhibits some magnificent art, ranging from the early Renaissance to modern times. Both established and budding artists are encouraged to display their efforts through publicly-supported programs. There is always an exhibition of some kind running.
Mediterranean theatre and music are also very popular in the Islands. A variety of theatres - including the Valletta's Manoel Theatre and two opera houses in Victoria (Gozo) - as well as several open-air venues offer wide selection of plays, musicals, operas and concerts.