lunes, 18 de abril de 2016


Good afternoon to all of you :)

On the 7th of April, at 19 Spanish time, some of my university peers and I went live on Youtube to carry out one of our group task. This task consisted of participating in a collaborative project called Chococharlas. This project fosters the participation, opinion and inclusion of the entire educative community by organizing online meetings on Youtube or similar video platforms. In these meeting, people discuss topics related to inclusive education, special needs, new methodologies and so forth while eating sweets. 

The first thing we had to do was assigning roles. One of us would be the speaker (the one who will talk in the live debate), other two members would be the ones in charge of disseminating and commenting the event in the social networks before and during the live, and the other two people would be the content curators, what is to say the ones who collect all that happened during this activity.

The roles in my group were the followings: 

@GMEstrellaa and me (@gonzaalo10) were the content curators.
@lainez_ortega and @cristinarisueno were the ones who disseminate the information.
- Finally, @celiagon92 was the speaker. 

Secondly, in order to prepare this task, each work group had to think of how CLIL can contribute to having happier bilingual learners.

The speakers of each group were: 
@rpeinadog@patimasie@nepeuspu@lolaberralraya, @Alvaro_Gope,@teacher_inma@GLHmaster and I).
We met on Google Hangouts, along with our teacher @mjgsm two hours earlier before the event to prepare the live. We went live at 19:00 pm and the chocotalk started. We talked about four main topics regarding CLIL methodology: 

  1. Advantages and disadvantages of CLIL: the main conclusions were the need of working cross-curricularly, despite the difficulty of it (specially in Secondary Education) and the possibility of solving this problem by working with projects in collaboration with the entire educative community.
  2. Social and emotional benefits of CLIL: Patricia remarked the importance of Krashen's Theory based on language acquisition, that establishes the need of motivating students to learn. Besides, emotional intelligence plays and important role in education since we, as teachers, are working with humans, as Rubén highlighted.
  3. ICT in the CLIL classroom: we talked about some tools that can be used in the classroom, including video games. However, the main conclusion was that the most important aspects of ICT are the purpose they are used for and the students' learning process rather than the tools. Moreover, Inma added that using ICT is not time consuming but just the opposite.
  4. The last topic was relating to our e-projects: we described briefly each project in order to give ideas and examples of how ICT could be incorporate in the CLIL classroom. 

While the speakers were debating, the rest members of the group were disseminating the event on Twitter, sharing our comments and conclusions and giving their opinions. You can see a summary of our tweets and the entire process made with Storify here:

As a content curator, I was a little bit overwhelmed with the collection of all the information exposed in the talk; but thanks to an incredible tool as Storify, we could collect all the information perfectly through Twitter. 
Having concluded the task, I hace realised that it was an incredible experience! Moreove, I am so proud of my classmates who did an excellent job and they will be fantastic teachers in the future, for sure!

Finally, here you have our CLIL chocotalk. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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