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E-twinning project:

4º ESO B students are taking part in an international  project on  e-twinning . E-twinning is a learning European platform  which offers both ,students and teachers, the opportunity to communicate, share  and develop projects within a secure network. The title of our project is Christmas around Europe. Students from several countries :Poland, Italy, Croatia ,Romania and Spain will show how Christmas is celebrated in their countries.

The main goals of the project are:

1. Getting to know Christmas customs and traditions around Europe
2. Developing language skills
3. Improving the knowledge of Twinspace and communication tool

The work will be developed in four steps:

1. Introduction of the different groups of students
2. Sharing  information about Christmas food, church services, family gatherings . The participants will sing ”Silent Night” in a native language
3. Christmas cards exchange
4. The display of X-mas cards in each school sharing the experience

We have just finished our introduction. This is the result:

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JOB PROFILE:DRONES DRIVER

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Where do they study?

In the ATO schools, which are schools that are accredited by the State Agency for Air Safety (AESA), which is the body that regulates airspace and drone flight.

What do they do?

Maintenance tasks:check turrets and power lines, telephone stations and wind turbines.
 
Home deliveryIn the future, instead of opening the door tothe dealer we will be waiting for a drone to bring us the order home.
Real estateTake panoramic views of birds. Especially for urbanizations or land with potential for construction.
Wedding photographyMany couples want to give a newapproach to their album. That’s why they hire cameradroneto take pictures from the heights.
Police operations: Search of missing people, forests fires, rescue of survivors ,control of borders and many others.

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Why do they do it?

Generating business opportunities, for infrastructure,agriculture and transportation, drons can generate  interesting business opportunities.
It is one of the jobs with more future opprtunities.
What are the requirements?

 

-Demonstrate some theoretical and practical knowledge.
-Being over 18 years
-A valid medical certificate.
-Be registered in AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea)
-Have specific civil liability insurance for aircraft.

What skills do they need?

To know about radiocontrol or robotics,  both the aircraft and all the systems it includes, as well as handle it safely when it is in the air.

When do they work?

They work when they are hired by a company that needs the services of a drone pilot or selfemployed, being 
a freelancerand offering to perform work or activities related to a drone.
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Posted by Elena Salomé González, student of Second Year of Vocational Training.
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A DINNER FOR TWO

Sofía Ferrero Guzmán,our writing contest winner, has sent us a brief comment about her dinner at Entre2 Restaurant last 15th February:

 

“The dinner was fabulous. I take my friend Andrea out. We had a great time.

All the dishes were  delicious. My favourite one was the sirloin with a potato cake, I love meat.

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My friend’s favourite dish was the salad. It had egg, lettuce, corn, smoked salmon, tuna, tomatoes and onion.

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When we arrived everything was decorated with hearts. I really liked participating in this competition and still much more win this prize.

Thank you very much to all the English Department!”

 

 Sofía Ferrero Guzmán , student of 1st Year of Bachelor (History and Social Sciencies)

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AND THE WINNER IS…

The result of the First Writing Contest on Love and Friendship, celebrated on St Valentine 2019 in our school is the following:

First finalist:

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Title: The red thread

A love story that shows us that there is an invisible thread that unites us to certain people forever, wherever we go and regardless of how or when.

Pen Name: Athenea

Author: Alicia Cortés Molano

Course: 2nd Baccalaureate of Humanities

Second Finalist:

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Title: Dear Love

A letter addressed directly to Love, in which the author asks those questions that nobody has ever been able to answer. Questions sometimes painful and sometimes recriminating that make it clear that Love can be both wonderful and hurtful.

Pen Name: Ironic and sarcastic

Author: Anabel Ramos Alonso.

Course: 1st Baccalaureate of Humanities

Winner:

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Title: Dear Irene

The winning writing is a love letter addressed to the beloved little sister. Very well organized and with an excellent use of grammar and vocabulary, the author describes a very special relationship with a person with whom she did not start very well, but who is one of the most important people in her life right now.
A sentimental and exciting letter.

Pen Name: K.L.K.

Author: Sofía Ferrero Guzmán.

Course: 1st Baccalaureate Humanities.

 

We will publish the three winning essays in next blog posts and we hope you enjoy reading them.

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR

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       St Valentine’s Day Writing Contest

El Departamento de inglés del IES Luis de Morales convoca un concurso de redacción con motivo del Día de San Valentín.
Las bases son las siguientes:

1- Pueden participar los alumnos de 4º de ESO , 1º de Bachillerato y 2º de Bachillerato.
2- El tema será ‘Love and Friendship’ y puede ser una carta, poema, narración o diálogo ESCRITO EN LENGUA INGLESA.
3- La longitud del escrito tendrá un máximo de 150 palabras y un mínimo de 120.
4- La presentación se hará en folio en blanco y escrito a mano por el propio alumno o alumna (se valorará la buena caligrafía).
5- Los trabajos se presentarán hasta el día 8 de febrero (incluído) y se entregarán en la conserjería del centro.
6- En un sobre cerrado se incluirá la redacción, especificando el título y el seudónimo,en este orden:
TITULO DE LA REDACCIÓN:
SEUDÓNIMO:
7-Otro sobre cerrado denominado PLICA , llevará escrito fuera del mismo  el TÍTULO DE LA REDACCIÓN y el SEUDÓNIMO . En su interior se debe incluir la siguiente información:

-Título de la obra
-Seudónimo
-Nombre(s) y apellido(s) del alumno/ alumna
-Curso y grupo al que pertenece.

7- Se concederá un único premio a la mejor redacción que consistirá en una cena para dos personas en el restaurante elegido por el departamento de inglés. Asímismo,  la redacción premiada se publicará en este blog , junto con otros dos trabajos  que hayan quedado finalistas.

8- El jurado estará compuesto por profesores de los Departamentos de Lengua y Literatura y de Inglés del centro.

9-Quedarán descalificados todos aquellos escritos que no sean originales.

 

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Dehesa Valley​ Workshop

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Something drew my attention when I received the first message about the activity in the youth center of Arroyo on last 8th November: Why did they include English terms in the title? Wasn´t the presentation in Spanish? I asked the messenger and she told me she did not know anything about it: it was just the title of the workshop. So I went to the organizer of the event and asked him the same question: Why did they include English words in the title of that extracurricular activity? Did they pretend to make it more attractive to young people? Did they want to look modern? Or was just the typical inferiority complex we Spaniards feel before having been abroad? It looked absurd to say “valley” instead of “valle”. Why not saying “Valle de la Dehesa”, much more literary, although not so trendy as “Dehesa Valley”, of course? Did they want to look superior to the rest of us by using English terminology?

Isidro told me that everything new comes from California. Also that Maker Movement that they wanted to present to our FP students. That fact would explain the reference to that area near San Diego, Dehesa Valley. I did not insist much on the issue, but when the day came and I had to accompany my students of Grado Medio to the youth center I understood better what my colleague had told me. The schedule was full of English terms: Hacker Spaces,  DIY (do it yourself), Fablab, Maker Fair, Fab Academy, Maker Movement… Undoubtedly the origin of all that was in America and from America it had spread all over the world.

Then I asked one of the speakers why did they use such an exaggerated quantity of English terminology. Wouldn´t it be more sensible to translate all those words into Spanish rather than leave them untranslated? He explained to me that it was more practical to leave them in English. They needed to speak and write to people from many other countries to help each other. By leaving all those words in their original language they could instantly know what they were talking about.

The explanation was reasonable. You may share it or not, but it seems a good idea to have common terms that students and inventors from everywhere can understand easily. What happens in many fields of our present-day society happens in the field of technology, too. The Maker Movement has democratized modern technology but it has made English even stronger: you can do nearly everything no matter where you are with a few gadgets and a bit of help, but still, you will need English to get that help and do it yourself.

The world speaks in English, so does technology

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JOB PROFILE: 3D PRINTER

impesora-3dWhat is a 3d printer?
A 3d printer is a machine capable of printing figures with volume from a computer-made design. Volume means it’s wide, long, and high.

What is it for?
A 3D printer what it really does is to produce a 3D design created with the computer in a physical (real) 3D model. That is, if we have designed in our computer, for example, a simple cup of coffee by means of any CAD program (Computer Aided Design), we can print it in reality by means of the 3D printer and obtain a physical product that would be the own cup of coffee

Doubts?
It is very possible that, if you are thinking of buying a 3D printer, one of the doubts that you can ask is to what extent it is a pot that you are going to take advantage of. After all, it is a considerable investment so that it ends up abandoned in a drawer after the first few months.
Various tips of 3d printer keep the coils in a cool and dry place.

  • If you are not going to use the printer for more than 2 days, remove the filament and clean the Hot-End and the extruder.
  • If you use special filaments (such as wood, bronze or copper) and you will not be present when the printing finishes, use a command to maintain the temperature of the printer. Thus, you will prevent the filament remains from solidifying and the Hot-End will remain clean.
  • If you use lacquer, spray it as far as possible from the printer to prevent it from adhering to the mechanical elements
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JOB PROFILE:Youtuber or Instagramer

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Where do they work? They usually work at home or in public places where they make their videos.

What do they do? They share what they capture with their cameras through either Instagram or  youtube.

Why  do they do it? Because they love the world of technology and enjoy making people laugh and they also want to share their experiences with many people.

When do they work? The youtubers and instagramers work when they want because they do not have a fixed schedule. They work whenever they have a good idea.

What are the requirements? Anyone can be a youtuber or instagramer with just a few simple steps to be:

Step 1: Enable monetization on your channel.

Step 2: Link your YouTube channel to an adsense account to earn money and receive payments for your monetized videos.

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Job Profile: Home Automation Technician

  • WHERE DO THEY WORK?

It is carried out in a house since it is a set of technologies that are based on the automation of a house, for example, how to open the blinds or regulate the heating by means of a mobile or a tablet. Energy saving is one of the great strengths of this type of home technology, through the use of sensors, and it is possible to make better use of natural resources. The main objective of home automation is to offer comfort to the user by combining it with security.

  • WHAT DO THEY DO?

 The professional dedicated to the sector of the implementation of intelligent systems in the homes is in charge, mainly, of managing, supervising and repairing any domotic equipment. As a technician, you must have computer skills and the languages ​​used in this type of communication.

  • WHY DO THEY DO IT?

Security has always been an undeniable leg for home automation. Perhaps the claim that more followers have harvested, since we all want our home to be a quiet and safe place. It is the most intimate place we have, where we live and keep all our most valuable possessions. There are many security systems to protect our homes.

  • WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  1. MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRAINING.
  2. KNOWLEDGE OF PROGRAMMING AND COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS.
  3. KNOWLEDGE OF ELECTRICITY AND THERMAL AND MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS.
  4. ADDITIONAL TRAINING CAN BE ACQUIRED THROUGH THE MASTERS UNIVERSITY OF HOME AUTOMATION.
  • WHAT SKILLS DO THEY NEED?

The graduate in Electronic Engineering will prepare you to design manufacture and maintain from the simplest electronic device to the most complex of cutting-edge technology. It will train you for the design of domestic and industrial automations.

  • WHEN DO THEY WORK?

A home automation technician works according to the schedule to which a customer notifies him  ,  either because he has had a technical problem in his home or because they are doing the construction of a house and installing the different types of technologies in it

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Posted by Samyuel Tsvetanv Iliev, student of Second Year of Professional Training.