Hello everybody and welcome Profesora Francoise Cool Spanish.
Learning a new language is not only useful but necessary in this globalized society we are leaving nowadays. The world is not what it used to be 20 years ago, it is changing rapidly and unceasingly. Now more than ever, we can clearly see how connected we are with the rest of the humanity. We live in a little blue village!
Communication, adaptation and information are the keys to succeed in this 21st century ever changing planet. As an educator I am constantly looking for ways to renew my teaching methodologies and be up-to-date for my students. I truly enjoy exploring technolgical tools and trying out new teaching approaches.
I really hope this website not only helps to improve your Spanish skills but also entertains you :)
I promise to keep it updated... Enjoy!
Specialists Night Presentation
Twenty First Century skills
Third and fourth graders had their first collaborative group experience. The idea is have them get used to work with a team and naturally develop problem solving and communicational skills. Enjoy the sample vids of this first experience.
Second grade was engaged on an oral activity based on what they have learned in class. Some students volunteer to perform a dialog for the first time in front of the class. Of course all oral activities are scaffold in order to best facilitate learning when students are first introduced to a new subject. Enjoy the sample vids!
Me GUSTA Rap
Specialists Night Presentation
Chilean Miners- The story of a miracle.
Exitement is in the air in my country Chile because of the imminent rescue of the 33 chilean miners trapped underground since August 5, 2010. The accident happened when the San José copper-gold mine, near Copiapó, Chile, collapsed, leaving the 33 men trapped deep below ground. The miners have survived underground for a longer period of time than any other group in any prior mining accident.
Click on the picture to read the details of the incident in wikipedia.
The drill reaches the refuge
The Phoenix (Rescue Capsule)
The Chilean miners:- From day one to rescue
They are out!
Chilean Miners invited to play soccer at the Presidential Palace
Chilean president Sebastian Pinera has an invitation for the 33 rescued men who are now being cared for in a hospital near the mine they were trapped in for more than two months.
Click on the logo to read more...
A Miracle at the Mine
Click on the logo to read the article in the Times Magazine for Kids. You also have the option to email the magazine with your opinion about the news.
Letters from the miners
Prepare to escape
First Chilean miner is rescued
IMPOSIBLE IS NOTHING
Mi Vida Loca
Hola Chicos de 4th grade!
Make my avatar tell you all about the latest news about Mi Vida Loca.
If the world were a village of 100 people
What if the world were a village of 100 people?
If we could reduce the world’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, it would look something like this. Great video with demographics explained in children's friendly language :)
Did You Know 2.0
Take a look at how the world is changing.
An official update to the original "Shift Happens" video from Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, this June 2007 update includes new and updated statistics, thought-provoking questions and a fresh design.