Monday, 24 November 2014

"How often do you...?" padlet for Year 6

How often do you go to pop concerts? 
How often do you play the guitar? 
How often do you go out alone?

Please, write a pair of true sentences about you on this wall. We will share our messages with everyone in our class:


Saturday, 22 November 2014

Talking about myself: Physical appearance padlet

What's your name? What do you look like? Tell us, please!
In this website address you can double-click and leave your answer. 
This activity is intended to Year 5 students but Year 6 kids are welcome to write a message too. Go ahead!

Padlet logo

Friday, 21 November 2014

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Optical Illusions: 3D Dragon

Do you always believe what you see? Do you believe in dragons? If your answer for the second question is "yes", you are right! Dragons still exist! Or perhaps your eyes are playing a trick on you...

In Arts & Crafts we have talked about optical illusions. To prove our eyes wrong we worked on a 3D dragon craft found on Grand Illusions website. 
First we revised the vocabulary on the worksheet (fold, cut out...), then we cut out the model and finally we folded and glued following the instructions. It was a bit tricky but we made it!

You can click on the image to download and print the 3D Dragon (PDF here) or use the blank design to create your own model:

3D Blue Dragon Blank design to customize your own 3D model

Here you are a video with some T-Rex dinosaurs looking at you!

Finally, you can have a lot of fun with your family and friends by having a look at the optical illusions in Optical Illusions website (

Optical illusion of man facing front or right
Is this man's face opposite you or he's facing right?
 If you know more websites with optical illusions please leave a comment. Thanks!

Class share, Go Keyboard, Mandos Darkgames, Photo Lab and FaceQ

In our class we love apps for our tablets and smartphones, and we love to share them with our mates at school!
    Baby using a smartphone
  • Pilar was proud to show Class Share, a very nice software to create your school timetable and add notes for important events. You can share it with your friends, teachers and parents.
  • Miguel Ángel talked about Go Keyboard,  one of his favourite apps. It is a keyboard where you can customize the background and use lots of new emoticons and smileys for your messaging apps.
  • Rubén B. loves videogames. He is a great gamer so he chose Mandos Darkgames as a suggestion if we want to have a customized stick for our video game stations.
  • Iván likes drawing and painting a lot. In this ocassion he recommended PhotoLab, an app to edit your pictures with frames, filters, effects and photomontages. It is very easy to use, go ahead!
  • One of Alicia's favourite apps is FaceQ. Do you need an avatar? If your answer is yes you must try FaceQ. You will create your cartoon avatar in minutes by combining various face parts.

Magisto, Draw and Paint, Drastic DS, ¿Cuánto sabes de Primaria? and Mobogenie.

Last Monday five new students talked to us about some apps they enjoy in their devices (tablets or smartphones): 

  • TabletInés brought her iPad and talked about Magisto. It's is a video editor. You can create videos from your pictures and other videos and share them with your friends. Magisto is available for Android here.
  • Itzíar also used her tablet to show Draw and Paint app. By using this software you can draw on any picture available on your device's gallery. You can also take a picture from your camera or even paint on a blank page. If you want to try this app you may download it from here.
  • Rubén R. loves video games so he told us about Drastic DS, a Nintendo DS emulator. After you download this app from Google Play you can download and install any game (called ROM). Here you are a link to the evaluation version of this software.
  • Cinthia's app was a quiz game: ¿Cuánto sabes de Primaria? There are six levels. You start from 1º Primaria level and must get at least a mark of 8 to reach the next level. Do you like it? So, try it here!
  • Paula R.'s choice was for Mobogenie. It is a platform or alternative market for Android resources, where you can find applications, games, music, videos, wallpapers, and other types of resources. Where is it? It's here.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Invenio Carmen and Shazam

As in previous lessons when some kids talked about an app, software or a website they liked, this time Xiomara presented the software Invenio Carmen. This software allows us to search and download from Internet lots of songs from many bands that we like. You can't get this program now because it is considered illegal.
Laura talked to us about Shazam. This wonderful app can recognise almost any song after some seconds. We can use it to know more about songs we hear on the radio, on the TV, etc. You can download Shazam into your android tablet or mobile by clicking here.