About lacimetta

English teacher, mum, blogger, interested in Web 2.0 and its impact on learning, education & literature.


It’s about time to get ready to go to Dublin and we can’t wait!! I want to start this post with an old Irish blessing I cherish so much

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand

Well before leaving for Malahide ( close to where I lived for two years from 2004 to 2006 and where I left  a part of my heart) and  the Irish College of Englishthe students have chosen who to work with, and the topic to gather some information on. They’ve written and shared their choices on their LMS Schoology and have now published their works on a Padlet I created.  TOPICS:

  • The Emerald Island. Geography & weather;
  • Dublin’s main attractions;
  • Malahide;
  • Irish food;
  • Irish sport;
  • Irish music.
  • I added something on literature and Irish movies :)

Tomorrow they’ll do their presentations in class. Most have chosen to create Emaze presentations. I cannot wait! We’ll then share our works with the students of 2F who’s coming with us. Here’s their work :)

PBL on HUMAN RIGHTS Students’ final works!

It was December 12th when I published the first post of our PBL on Human Rights and after 4 months of class and individual work we have now finished researching, selecting and collecting materials and it’s about time to see the students’ groups’ final works and oral presentations. I’m very proud of my students when watching and listening to them presenting their Prezis and Emazes I realize how much they have improved in these 4 (or 2 in the case of 3M) years together. It’s amazing the quality of some of their works that show a great deal of creativity and that was exactly what I aimed at. In spite of all their complaining, attempts to postpone the deadline and their handing in at the latest minute 😉

Every work should contain:

  1. reference to the Human Right chosen and some of its violations stated with clear reference to the source of information;
  2. a chosen photo from Mittica’s exhibition – taken or from the website Living Toxic – analyzed with gathered information on the disaster, slavery or violation of the human rights it depicts and reports.
  3. a “digital“ sharable learning object, raising civic awareness on the importance of respecting the basic Human Rights, whose target is teenagers in the form of Prezi, Emaze presentations, PowToons, Videos, Posters, interactive images Fotobabbles, Thinglinks, Animotos
  • to inform the reader ;
  • to convince to take action;
  • to involve emotionally.

Here’s the ASSESSMENT RUBRIC and the two Padlets that contain all their works.