Mikel Huerga`s blog

Mikel Huerga`s blog

Monday, 9 January 2017


In this second part of the course we have worked on some new resources, many of them very important for our digital competence in the classroom. Let me mention what I think that has been more important:

Interactive whiteboard:
We have worked on interactive whiteboard, a part of the subject that I think it is very important, as we will probably use them in the future. We learnt some ideas about it, and what it is more important, we have used them. This has been vital, because this kind of technology is very concrete, and we wouldn´t have learnt so much hadn´t we used them in reality.

We have talked about some options of Dropbox, but I think this wasn´t much important, as we all use Dropbox regularly, so we already had a good background of it.

We have learnt to create podcasts, and we did create one short class with audio through podcast. I think this will be very useful for us in the future, especially on english classes, where listening is so important.

This is another program we have worked on, which I think it was not very important to deal with, because almost everybody use it regularly in his real life. In my personal case, I work with Skype daily, so this part wasn´t very useful for me.

We have learnt to use excel, especially in order to create evaluation spreadsheets. I think this is very useful in general, although unfortunately, I already knew that tool as I work with it. Nonetheless, I think for most students it has been interesting.

This is one of the most important resources we have worked on, in my opinion. For me, learning about this tool has been very important, as I am pretty sure I will use it. Not only in the future, in the classroom, but also in the near future, as I can use it for chess purposes too: quizzes, questions, exams, homeworks, and so on.
Through this site, we can create lots of different kind of exercises, and send them to the students, setting a deadline, and so on.

Web pages:
And for finishing this part of the course, we have learnt how to create webpages. This can be useful in the future, to have and share teaching material, but especially for our real life, as nowadays it´s important to have some basic knowledge about this technology.

I think this second part of the course has been very interesting. Maybe we could have worked more on resources like Edmodo and Modomatic, rather than Skype or Dropbox. In general, I´d rather we have spent more time on the new programs we have known, and less on the general program we already should know.

Anyway, the time spent has been very useful, and I think that, in any way, all these resources will help us in the future.
I am sure this subject is very important for future teachers, and its global philosophy has been very appropriate. In my case, I am sure I have learnt several things which I will use in the future.


The link to the course is the following: https://www.edmodo.com/home#/group?id=23739450


The link is the following: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/podcast24102/episodes/2016-12-12T02_43_28-08_00

This has been created by Amaia Ayerdi and Mikel Huerga.

Sometimes the web is not working properly for reproducing the audio on the web, but the file can be downloaded and reproduced on the computer in any case.

The class is about how to make questions and answers with the verb "can/can´t".

FIRST in class, we would ask the students some introductory questions like:
-  Can you sing?
- Can you drive a car?
- Can you climb a mountain?

When the structure is clear, we ask the children for asking his/her partner about things he/she can do.

For finishing the lesson, we listen and sing the song on the poadcast. It can sung in several ways, like a poem or a rap, which is very motivating for kids.


You can enter the excel I have worked through the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8cBQIylk4MJbEVWb1RVaWV2TnM/view?usp=sharing

                                                               Picture of full view:

Partial view

Final PLE

The final PLE.

As I have finished the initial PLE on December, my final PLE doesn´t have any difference. I tried to include all my relevant links from the beginning.

First corner: webs about the university: Mi Aulario, Webmail, ...
Second cornet: Media websites like Yotube, Itunes, ..
Third corner: Webs and 2.0 sites like blogs, concrete facebook pages, twitter pages, ...
Fourth corner: writting sites like facebook, Gmail, Google, Prezi, ...

The link: http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/plemikelhuerga

Next publications

The next publications are the second part of the blog for the evaluation.