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Dehesa Valley​ Workshop


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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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

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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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:Youtuber or Instagramer


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


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.


 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.


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.



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.


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.

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  • Where do they work?

They work in laboratories.

  • What do they do? 

They add new DNA to existing ones to obtain new features.

  • What are the requirements?

You have to study the biology degree or you can also access studying biochemistry.

  • What skills do they need?

They have the ability to make babies on demand.

  • When do They work?

They work in their laboratories daily and very hard, because it’s a difficult job,.They need to research a lot.



Posted by Sheyla Barriga Borreguero, student of Second Year of Vocational Training

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Recycling technician

  • What do they do?

The recycling technicians are responsible for organizing the recycling or reuse of various waste materials, such as paper and glass, in local communities. They also play an important didactic role in promoting recycling.

  • Industrial technician connected with tablet in recyling plantWhere do they work?tecnico de reciclaje 1

They work in scrapyards, waste managers, incinerators, metals, composting plants, triage plants, paper recovery and landfills.

  • What are the requirements?

The Waste Management Technician must be able to identify the environmental impact and minimize the costs of managing urban and industrial waste by correctly classifying and characterizing them

  • What skills do they need?

The technician in waste management must know the different flows of urban and industrial waste, as well as their possibilities of treatment.


Posted by Violeta Padilla Bermejo, student of Second Year of Professional Training.

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Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos (ABP o PBL, Project-based learning)

This year our students of Second Year of Professional Training are going to work with projects.This way of working in the classroom helps your students

  • learn to learn

  • encourages them to participate

  • achieves significant learning

Working with projects consists of proposing to the students a research or development project with specific objectives that they must achieve. The students themselves must organize, obtain information, organize and elaborate to answer the proposed question or to solve the problem.


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After making a brainstorm with the students about the jobs that will be more demanded in the future or that will have greater relevance, we decided to make a series of professional profiles.
The students chose those jobs that were most interesting to them and after searching the internet, they completed a file answering key questions about these professions with a future.
Jobs as a biomechanical engineer, drone pilot, domotic technician, 3D printing technician, recycling technician, scout, video game player or blogger and instagramer,

They will post their projects in this blog to share their experiences with the rest of the school groups. These are their contributions:

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(profesiones-estudiossuperiores1  .Páginas Amarillas Soluciones Digitales S.A.U.)

We would appreciate your comments on these professions. We are looking forward to your opinions.

  • Do you think they will be so important in the near future?
  • Would you like to study to become one of these professionals?
  • Do you think there are other jobs that could be added to these successful professional profiles?
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This year Halloween  has been equally terrifying, or even more so, than previous courses. Our school has been fantastically decorated with the work done by the students  of first and second cycle of ESO and of the first year of bachillerato. Besides, students of PMAR and basic vocational training have also contributed their bit.

We are going to tell you about the spooky jobs that students have done for Halloween and we will also show you some pictures to share with you.

First Cycle of ESO


ESO’s first cycle works have focused on the figure and legend of Count Dracula. Students have researched the origins of the most famous vampire in history and have learned a lot about this evil character.

Students have shown great interest and have demonstrated outstanding imagination in the crafts they have made: coffins, vampires and figures of varied shapes and materials have filled the exhibition.

collage halloween

The students of First Cycle also made some yummy and frightening  Dracula Cakes that they shared with the rest of their classmates. Delicious!!!


Thanks to  Marta Jordán Ordiales , the First Cycle teacher , for  her collaboration to these amazing works.



To celebrate this festival of terror, monsters and darkness, my 4º ESO B students have been working on writing acrostics. An acrostic is a poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter of each line spells out a word or a message. In this case, Halloween terms should be the spine of these poetic compositions. Playing with words is another way of discovering all the possibilities that a language offers.

At first sight ,the task seemed hard , even imposible for students . Step by step they left fear out and found the work fun and joyful.

We will show you some results:





My students of PMAR have been working very hard on the decorations of their classroom doors, showing a lot of imagination.

Thanks to my students for their collaboration.

By Yolanda Clemente Sánchez


Bachillerato students have also participated in this celebration with varied projects made on posters. In them, it is shown all the information they have found on the Internet related to some of the most famous monsters and legends of all times.They have discovered  terrifying creatures and spooky legends like  The Mummy, Sleepy Hollow, The Werewolf , Jack’O’Lantern or The Errant Dutch ..

Frankestein has been the topic of other Bachillerato projects: its author (Mary Shelley), characters, main topics and historical background.

How  Halloween  is celebrated around the world is another topic  that has motivated the students to search on the Internet and find, learn and share interesting information .

Frankestein Collage

It has been an interesting and funny Halloween celebration. We wait for all of you the next year!!!