Giving is Caring

Always remember:

The value of time, the success of perseverance, the worth of character, the power of kindness, the influence of example, and the obligation of duty.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!
You may find this video useful as a source of input to teach early secondary courses.

Monday, 5 November 2012


Wordle: Getting to know Wordle
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I am currently learning to use different Web2.0 tools in education and while answering a question from my teacher Michael Krauss I browsed into Nik´s Learning technology blog and found this toy.
Since my students are teachers, I think they will find it very useful to devise activities to check vocabulary, to compare texts, to make predictions, to hide a message, etc.
It is very easy to use and it is absolutely free. Just go to  and follow the instructions. It can be saved in a gallery and can also be embedded in a blog or printed on paper. It has several advantages since it also allows a lot for creativity.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

 2nd Teaching Development Conference in Cuzco
On Oct 26th and 27th, ICPNA Cuzco and SBS organized the Second Teaching Development Conference which gathered people from areas such as Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cuzco, Puno, Lima, Juliaca and Puerto Maldonado. The event offered 4 Plenaries and 15 workshops which were repeated in three schedules to provide all teachers with opportunities to attend as many as possible. As it has been happening lately, the number of workshops that deal with Technology is increasing, there were 6 workshops based on Wikis, Movie-making, Kindles and Walls, Online tools and Teaching and Technology, this shows the increasing importance that the use of technology has in our daily teaching practice and it was really comforting to see so many teachers eager to learn how to integrate Technology in their classes.
However, it is important not to lose sight of the training in competencies for life for ourselves and for our students; abilities such as time-management, problem solving, self-confidence or communication skills can certainly make a difference. For the handout of the workshop Interpersonal skills aiming at developing competences for life follow this link
The welcoming atmosphere, participants' enthusiasm and interest made up for the inconveniences of struggling for air and coping with altitude sickness for the presenters who came from Lima and abroad and are not used to working at these high altitudes.
The event left all presenters and participants a warm feeling of achievement and looking forward to the next meeting in 2014.
See video with photos