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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

[11thCW] THE STORY OF THE SWEDISH SHIP 'VASA' & HOW IT SANK

 The Vasa ship.
Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum) at Stockholm.


Vasa or Wasa (Swedish pronunciation: [ˇvɑːsa] (About this soundlisten)) is a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628. The ship sank after sailing about only 1,300 m in  her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. She was located again in the late 1950s in a busy shipping lane just outside Stockholm harbor. The ship was recovered with a largely intact hull in 1961. She was housed in a temporary museum called Wasavarvet ("The Vasa Shipyard") until 1988 and then moved permanently to the Vasa Museum in Djurgarden (Royal national Park) in Stockholm. The ship is one of Sweden's most popular tourist attractions and has been seen by over 35 million visitors since 1961. Since her recovery, Vasa has become a widely recognised symbol of the Swedish "great power period". [+info] (From Wikipedia)

- VASAMUSEET EXHIBITION CLOSE-UP

Video about the Vasa and Vasamuseet:


Video about how the Vasa sank:

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

[11thCW] THE 'TITANIC' WRECKAGE: HOW IT SANK


RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner operated by the White Star Line that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, making the sinking one of modern history's deadliest peacetime commercial marine disastersRMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time she entered service. She was built in a shipyard in BelfastThomas Andrews, chief naval architect of the shipyard at the time, died in the disaster. [+info] (From Wikipedia)
Two videos come in this post: a recreation of how it sunk and real footage of the departure from Southampton on its maiden and only voyage.

Video HOW THE TITANIC SANK: (James Cameron Titanic animation)


Video the real departure of the 'TITANIC':

Monday, 17 February 2020

STUDENT EXCHANGE 2020: KRONBERG IM TAUNUS / FRANKFURT / HEIDELBERG


Another student exchange is taking place in 2020, it's the second year we'll visit Kronberg im Taunus, a small village in the outskirts of Frankfurt.
Nineteen of our 4th ESO year students will be travelling there between the 23rd and 30th March. The German students will be here between the 20th and 27th April.

Here are links to last year's posts on the places we'll be visiting again:

- KRONBERG 
We'll be visiting the village and its castle on Tuesday March 24th in the afternoon.

- FRANKFURT 
We'll visit the city on Wednesday March 25th visiting the Opera, old town, the market, walk around the river and the financial district with a visit to the top of the Main Tower.

- HEIDELBERG 
All day trip to this university town on Friday March 27th.

You can also see about the school we're exchanging students with:

- ALTKÖNIGSCHULE, KRONBERG


Saturday, 15 February 2020

WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS?

Photo: Wikipedia

All international media is full of news about the incidence of the Coronavirus. here's a video with some basic information about it.

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Friday, 14 February 2020

14-FEB, VALENTINE 2020: WHY WE LOVE & THE SCIENCE OF ATTRACTION

Photo: Ted-Ed

On February 14th, Valentine's Day, we bring you philosophical and scientifical approaches on why we love and how we are attracted to others.

Video:



For all the previous posts on Valentine's Day LINK HERE.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

[11thCW] HOW EARLY SAILORS NAVIGATED THE OCEANS


The earliest navigation methods involved observing landmarks or watching the direction of the sun and stars. Few ancient sailors ventured out into the open sea. Instead, they sailed within sight of land in order to navigate. When that was impossible, ancient sailors watched constellations to mark their position. Watch the video below for information.

Video:

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

[11thCW] THE IMPORTANCE OF GREENWICH IN THE HISTORY OF NAVIGATION


Greenwich (/ˈɡrɛnɪ/ (About this soundlisten) is an area of South East London, England. 
Greenwich is notable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many Tudors, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The palace fell into disrepair during the English Civil War and was demolished to be replaced by the Royal Naval Hospital for Sailors, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. These buildings became the Royal Naval College in 1873, and they remained a military education establishment until 1998.
The maritime connections of Greenwich were celebrated in the 20th century, with the siting of the Cutty Sark (video below) and Gipsy Moth IV next to the river front, and the National Maritime Museum (video below) in the former buildings of the Royal Hospital School in 1934. [+info] (From Wikipedia)

Info video:


Video about the importance of Greenwich in the history of astronomy & navigation:


Video about the National Maritime Museum @ Greenwich:



Video "CUTTY SARK":

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

[11thCW] BRITAIN & THE SEA: BASIS OF ITS TRADE AND EMPIRE


Including a short documentary about what the sea has meant to Britain in its history.

Video:


This animated map video describes the development of the United Kingdom's colonial empire due to its unchallenged command of the seas..

Video:




Monday, 10 February 2020

[11thCW] HOW BIG & DEEP IS THE OCEAN?

Working on the topic of the SEA. Today we start posting a series of entries with information on the topic. 
To start with here are some videos that show us how big and how deep an ocean is.

Video "HOW BIG IS AN OCEAN?"




Video "HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?"




- OCEANS OF THE WORLD BY SIZE

Friday, 7 February 2020

[11thCW] COMING UP... THE SEA PREVIEW.

As we're approaching our 11th cultural week about "THE SEA", in the following days and weeks we'll be posting entries about the topic so that you can gather information to work on.
Watch out for the posts full of information and videos. Coming up...


- THE DIMENSIONS OF THE SEA: LARGENESS AND DEPTH.

- BRITAIN AND THE SEA: BASIS OF ITS TRADE AND EMPIRE.

- THE IMPORTANCE OF GREENWICH (LONDON) IN THE HISTORY OF NAVIGATION + THE CUTTY SARK.

- HOW EARLY SAILORS NAVIGATED THE OCEANS.


- SHIPWRECKS: THE 'TITANIC' AND THE SWEDISH 'VASA', HOW THEY SANK.

- FELIXSTOWE: ONE OF BRITAIN'S MOST IMPORTANT PORTS.

- MUSIC "YELLOW SUBMARINE".

- NAVIGATION GADGETS: THE SEXTANT. + ONE WITH HISTORY.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

TODAY'S PALINDROME DATE


Today's date is quite peculiar. It's a palindrome date, that is, the group of numbers of today's date can be read the same from left to right and viceversa.
It's an uncommon phenomenon which depends on the calendar's numerical combinations. It happens three times in a decade. It will happen again next year and the following and then won't occur again until ten-year-and-a-day's time (03/02/2030).
Apart from all this, it's the 33rd day of this year and there's 333 days left to the end of it. The most supersticious people associate these kinds of dates with good luck and often choose them for special celebrations.

Friday, 31 January 2020

LINKS TO STUDENT GUIDES FOR TRINITY ISE I, II & III EXAMS


Here are links to student guides for each level of Trinity exams with specific information about what the exams are like, how to prepare them, what happens on the exam day and what is being assessed by the examiner on the following links:



Wednesday, 8 January 2020

[11th CW] THE SEA


This year's topic for our eleventh cultural week is:

THE SEA

A very broad subject matter to work on, as usual we're open to suggestions on things we can work about from and in English.
English is a language which from an island has travelled throughout the world and over the wide seas and oceans. Its origins are in a land surrounded by the sea, and of course, it's not only Britain, Ireland, Australia and even the States have great connections with the sea. So hopefully we will be able to come up with many ideas...
Let's brainstorm ideas... storms are also connected with the sea...
Waves of ideas...
This year's cultural week will be between March 30th and April 3rd.

+ info @ Wikipedia/Sea

Some possible suggestions to work on:

- Historical ships: Mayflower, RMS Titanic, Vasa, The Three Caravels (Pinta, Niña & Santa Maria), Cutty Sark, Spanish Armada, USS Enterprise, Queen Elizabeth II..(Top historical ships)

or fictional ships: Nautilus, Pequod, African Queen, Black Pearl, Yellow Submarine...

- Shipwrecks (General info on shipwrecks, List of shipwrecks, Shipwreck history)

- Seas & oceans. (Oceans & seas, Data, The biggest seas & oceans, Oceans vs seas, The 7 seas, Straits-Canals-Gulfs)

- Important ports around the world. (List of ports worldwide, British ports, Spanish ports, Container ports)


- Maritime traffic. (Cruise ship tracking, Cargo-container tracking)

- Shipyards. (List of shipyards around the world)

- The sea as a way of trade and extension of political power.

- The sea in culture. (Sea in Culture)

- The sea in literature. Moby Dick, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Heart of Darkness, Old Man and the Sea... (Nautical fiction) 

- The sea in songs and music. Yellow Submarine, Surfin' U.S.A., Beyond the Sea... (Songs with 'Sea' in title30 songs about beaches, Top 10 sea songs)

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

BASIC BLOGGING TERMINOLOGY




[Info taken from: freetech4teachers.com/a-glossary-of-blogging-terminology.]

Post: “Post” can refer to an entry on your blog as in “a blog post.” “Post” can also be used as a verb as in “I am going to post a new entry on my blog.”

Page: A page on a blog is different than a post because a page is designed for static content. Pages are good for posting information that you want visitors to your blog to be able to quickly access. For example, my classroom blog had pages for curriculum outlines and review guides.

Theme: WordPress (Wordpress is open-source software that powers many blogging tools) and many other blogging platforms use “themes” to describe the look of a blog. The theme can include the color scheme and the placement of elements like calendars and margins on a blog. Changing the theme does not change the content of your blog posts.

Template: Blogger and some other blogging platforms use the term “template” to describe the look of a blog. The template can include the color scheme and the layout of elements on the blog. Changing your template does not change the content of your blog posts.

Tag: Tags are applied to WordPress (Kidblog, Edublogs) blog posts to identify the key ideas or purpose of a post. Tags make it easier for people to search and find older posts on your blog. For example, if you write a post about your Revolutionary War lesson, tag it with “revolution” or “revolutionary war” so that at the end of the school year when you have 150 posts on your blog your students can quickly click on the “revolution” tag and jump to the post that have that label. It’s a lot easier to locate older posts by tag than it is to click through archives by date.

Label: Labels are applied to Blogger blog posts to identify the key ideas or purpose of a post. For example, if you write a blog post about your Revolutionary War lesson plan, label it with “revolution” or “revolutionary war” so that at the end of the school year when you have 150 posts on your blog your students can quickly click on the “revolution” label and jump to the posts that have that label. It’s a lot easier to locate older posts by label than it is to click through archives by date.

Tag Cloud and Label Cloud: Tag and Label clouds can be added to your blog’s homepage to make it easy for visitors to see the tags or labels that you use, click on one of them, and jump to a list of all of the posts that have that particular label.

Categories: In WordPress-powered blogs you can use categories for broad descriptions of posts in addition to using tags. For example, on iPadApps4School.com I use the categories “pre-K,” “elementary school,” “middle school,” and “high school.” I assign each post to a category and use tags for describing the academic topic of the post. This way if someone visits my blog looking for math apps appropriate for elementary school he or she can click on the “math” tag then click on the “elementary school” category to find all of my posts meeting that search criteria.

Embed: To display a video, slideshow, audio recording, Google Calendar, Google Map, game, and many other multimedia elements in a blog post you will use an embed code provided by service hosting that media. Embedding media into a blog post does not make you the owner of it and as long as you follow the guidelines set forth by the hosting service you are not violating copyright by embedding something you didn’t create. For example, when you find a video on YouTube that you want your students to watch you can embed it into a blog post and ask students to comment on the blog post. If the owner of that video decides to take it offline the video will no longer play through your blog post.

Embed Codes: An embed code is a piece of code, often HTML, that media hosting services like YouTube provide so that you can easily display the media that they host in your own blog posts. On some services like SlideShare.net an embed code will be clearly labeled as such next to the media you’re viewing. On other services the embed code will be one of the options that appears when you click on the “share” option. YouTube, for example, currently requires you to open the “share” menu before you see the embed code option.

Widget: A widget is a small application that you can include in the posts and or pages of your blog. A widget could be a game, a display of Tweets, a display of RSS feeds, a tag cloud, a calendar, or any other application that offers an embed code.

Gadget: Gadget is the term that Blogger uses for a widget. A gadget and a widget do the same things.

Plug-in: A plug-in (sometimes plugin) is a small application that you can add to the software that powers your blog. Unlike widgets and gadgets plug-ins operate in the background and visitors to your blog will not see them working. A plug-in can add functions to your blog such as suggesting related posts to your visitors or detecting the type of device a visitor is using to view your blog then automatically displaying the mobile or desktop version of your blog’s layout.

Permalink: Each blog post is assigned its own separate URL this is known as a permalink (permanent link). This URL is the one that you would share if you wanted someone to directly access a post rather than going to your blog’s homepage then searching for the post.
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