Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Amazing Act of Sportsmanship

(Reblogged from Topical Teaching)

A special needs student from a Texas high school scored a basket in the final game of the season after a player from the opposing team gave up the ball.

Mitchell Marcus, a teenage student at Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas, is the team manager for the Coronado Thunderbirds and an avid basketball fan. During the last game of the season on Feb. 12, Marcus, who has a “developmental disability,” was given the chance to play, according to Fox local affiliate KFOX 14 in El Paso. With 90 seconds left, Coach Peter Morales put Marcus into the game.

Monday, February 25, 2013


Perhaps you were thinking of the American comedy film about an annoying and rude teddy bear while reading the title of this post...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

2nd Term ESO 3 PBL Task

ESO 3 Students,

This is your 2nd Term PBL task. You have to translate this comic strip by artist Gavin Aung Than into the language of your choice: Galician or Spanish.

You should translate every word you see (except, of course, the names of the newspapers depicted in the comic) and create a new jpg of png file and send it to our mail. Keep the comic as it is: don't change the images. Just substitute the English words with the Spanish version. The deadline is Friday 8th March at precisely 23.59.59. No files will be admitted after the deadline finishes.

The fonts you must use are Creative Block and Red State Blue State.

Your file identification must be as follows: GROUP_NUMBER_CLASS.JPG or GROUP_NUMBER_CLASS.PNG. Example: GROUP_1_3A.PNG.

You must fill in the "subject" section of your mail messages with YOUR GROUP IDENTIFICATION and the word "PBL".

Click here to download the comic image WITHOUT THE WORDS (blank, empty speech bubbles).

And these are the groups:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dzień dobry, Koszalin


Ten ESO 3 and ESO 4 students were lucky enough to spend one week in Koszalin, Poland, from 9th to 16th February, in the context of the Comenius Project that CPR Labor has been running for ten years now.

Let’s have a brief look at what Alejandro, Alicia, Diego, Iago, Iria, Jennifer, Meres, Pedro, Rubén and Santiago were up to with teachers Manuel and Raquel:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

To Me, You Are Perfect


Saint Valentine's Day is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.

Monday, February 11, 2013

UK vs US Spelling


No copyright infringement intended. For educational, non commercial purposes.

Friday, February 8, 2013

2013 Carnival, Lent, Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)


Carnival is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, masque and public street party. People often dress up or masquerade during the celebrations, which mark an overturning of daily life.

Monday, February 4, 2013

You Are Not Alone


Dear students,

We spend a long time of our life in High School, and this is a hard period. However, that problem you have, that difficult stage you are going through, the pain you are struggling with… there was a time teachers also had to deal with that. Teachers are much more that walking books, they are human beings who have spent their time studying so they can now spend their time with you. Talk to your teachers. Don’t feel embarrassed or afraid. They will stop what they’re doing to listen to you and help you. Because you are our reason to be; here, now and always.


No copyright infringement intended. For educational, non commercial purposes.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

10 Ways Translation Shapes Your Life, by Nataly Kelly

(Reblogged from The Huffington Post)

Each year on Sept. 30, a holiday is observed by people all around the world that has been celebrated since 1953. It's a feast day that was originally designated for a patron saint (Saint Jerome), but it has grown to transcend all barriers of religion or geography. This year, I am personally sending out greetings to thousands of people in 70 different countries in observance of this important day -- that's far more than I send out for any other holiday.

Yet, if you're like the majority of people, you've probably never heard of this cause for global celebration until now. It's International Translation Day. You might not think about how translation affects your everyday life, but in reality, there is hardly anything in your life that isn't touched in some way by translation. As I explain in my new book, Found in Translation (co-authored with Jost Zetzsche), here are 10 reasons why translation is so significant:

Friday, February 1, 2013

Groundhog Day 2013

Groundhog Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 2nd in the United States and Canada. A groundhog (Marmota monax) is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels.

According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day fails to see its shadow, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. 

The holiday, which began as a Pennsylvania German custom in southeastern and central Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, has its origins in ancient European weather folklore, wherein a badger or sacred bearis the prognosticator as opposed to a groundhog.

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