Monday, 29 February 2016


Content curation is the process of filtering, selecting and editing information so that it is valuable and useful for and specific purpose. We can use it for learning about a subject topic or for providing students with a range of different locations where to get information from.

I chose Symbaloo to create my personal webmix where I gathered interesting websites and tools regarding CLIL approach or methodology. Symbaloo is quite easy to follow and they give you several ways to edit and present your webmix in an attractive way.

Here is the link to my Symbaloo webmix:


Here you can see six of the pins that I added to the bank of common knowledge called Open CLIL in Pinterest. In this board all the students of this Master in Bilingual Education gather interesting information and useful resources for CLIL. This is the Open CLIL board link:

Here are the six pins URLs:

Effective group work: This is a nice blog where a ICT committed teacher explains how to carry out group work activities successfully.

Phonics: Fun video that makes a difficult issue simple and easy to understand. How two-consecutive-vowel words are pronounced? Here you can see it.

Job virtual games: Good website where children can get closer to the proffesions they are interest in. They can check if they really like that job or not. Perhaps they could find their vocational job that soon!

Edpuzzle: Fantastic tool that let teachers edit and modify videos so that they can be followed easily. Moreover, teachers might add questions during the video and check whether the students have understood the content or not.

Blended learning: Javier Touron brings us a neat outline about what blended learning is. Something to take into account by teachers.

Seterra online: A wonderful website where students can play different game styles in order to challenge their knowledge about geography.


During this course I learnt how to add a creative commons license for my blog and the different license versions.

Here is my blog license link:

I decided to add a license which allows anybody to freely adapt or modify the material I created with any purpose, even commercial purposes. My blog is available for everybody, therefore I know that somebody could find some of my posted materials useful. The fact of reflecting on what I am saying or showing and adpating it to one´s perspective is honourable.

However, using the material I created on my own requires a fair acknowledgment as credit the copyright holder of the work. If somebody uses my work then they will need to attribute it to me by providing my name and the material link where they took it. Moreover, my blog does not allow anybody to use my personal material for commercial purposes. That is, my work is created to be shared with everybody, but this material will not help anybody to earn money.

Regarding Creative Commons material in class with children it is important to know how to tackle this issue and teach students how to use it. Children need to know that creativity in unvaluable and that everybody must create their own materials. Sharing information and perspectives is fantastic but we should not forget who is the owner of the information we might be working on.

Monday, 15 February 2016


Twitter is a well-known tool that thousands of millions of people use everyday. Regarding education Twitter is wonderful because so many teachers, students, and any memeber of the community can share what they know and what they do at once.
Anybody can show new ideas, techniques, resources, tools, perspectives and so on that could be helpful for another teacher/ student really far awway.

From my own experience I must say that Twitter is a good tool to keep up to date in terms of education. The more you share with the rest the more you receive.

Here is my Twitter handle for those who want to follow me and know about the latest innovative resources in education.

@GLHmaster in

Here you can have a look at one of my tweets. In this case I am talking about CLIL, a fantastic educational approach and methodology that bilingual schools follow nowadays.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016


The PLE (Personal Learning Environment) and PLN (Personal Learning Network) is fantastic way to organize clearly what you know about any topic, which source you used (PLE) and where you shared what you know with other people (PLN). It is a metacongnitive activity that can lead you to knowledge development on the specific area you are working on.

When I was in the Master classclass I had enough time to see all the the different suggested mindmap tools. I found some of them which were fantastic like Popplet or Creative Multimedia Outlines. However, at the end, I decided to use Coggle because it is a decent tool that give us the opportunity to create an attractive and serious diagram. Moreover, Coggle provide us with different ways to share our artifact like using the link or dowloading the diagram in both PDF or PNG format. And what is more, the diagram can be developed by more than one person at the same time, so it is perfect for group work because people can interact each other with their colleagues while they all see a live diagram.
Regarding my PLE and PLN I have to say that I took  also into account the Bachelor´s Degree last year and Master´s one.  Fortunately I could learn a lot about CLIL before starting the Master, so I have been able to increase my knowledge about the topic focusing on some terms which were not as important before.
Furthermore, apart from classes, last year I had the chance to develope a deeper knowledege about CLIL as I carried out the TFG about this topic precisely. Then, it played a big role in my PLE and PLN.
I did not want to forget about the scholar intership periods I had during the degree. They were really important for me beacuse I was in three different bilingual primary schools and I could put into practice what I had learnt about CLIL beforehand.
In logistic terms, I must say that the decision of not adding picture into the diagram was personal although you might disagree. However, I think that there is to much information and that adding images will make the diagram be over the top and hard to follow.

Sunday, 7 February 2016


A first step to get into the ICT world is making an introduction of yourself, and a video is possibly the best option to share all the information you want the rest to know.

Regarding my personal introduction I chose Pow Toon to make my create an attractive video where I could show some interesting things about me. Pow Toon is a web tool that provide us with a lot of resources and different ways to convey the same message.
You can use images, music, videos and attractive animations. Moreover,  you have several templates which adapt perfectly to the presentation style you want to show.
Although it could seem too sophisticated it is actually really easy to follow and you constantly receive tips, clues and tutorials to make the presentation exactly as you imagined before.
Apart from logistics, Pow Toon allowes us to export the video to either You Tube or Vimeo, great platforms for publishing any video.
To summarize, I recommend you to use this tool as soon as you have the chance to show something important to relatives, friends, colleagues or students.

Here is the link:


This section will deal with digital tools and resources that we could use for any purpose and that might be useful. I will add new tools as I know them and use them so that I can give you my own impressions.

Saturday, 6 February 2016


In education, a portfolio can be cretaed by both teachers and students. It contains a compilation of one´s academic work, the learning progress, teaching quality and academic achievement. It must also show one´s reflection on their work and a self-assessment. Thanks to the portfolio a student think of their strengths and weaknesses regarding any issue and they can develope a higher knowledge on it. Moreover, teachers can use student´s portfolio in order to monitor in a more accurant way the learning process and provide individualized lessons. In my case, this portfolio bring me the chance to reflect on my ICT competence regarding teaching. I will use this blog to show my learning progress while I am taking a Master in Bilingua Education, specially all the features that connect education with technology. In case you want to know more about portfolio regarding education here is alink where you will find a bunch of information.

Friday, 5 February 2016


My name is Guillermo Lagarejos, I am 22 years old and I am taking a Master in Bilingual Education at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and I would like to show my learning progress in this portfolio. I finished my Bachelor´s Degree in Primary Education Teaching in 2015 at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. I love teaching and I do belive this blog will let me improve in several aspects by reflecting on my personal performance and by gathering useful information about education that I find interesting.

For those who want to know more about me here is a link of my personal homepage with specific information about me.

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