sábado, 23 de noviembre de 2013


For those with no patient to do an ORIGAMI TURKEY, do not panic... there are lots of other creative ways to do our Little Thanks Giving Turkey.

Check this out!:


Last Friday while I was explaining the construction of angles, and you were participating drawing it some of you on the worksheet and some others directly on the board, someone was busy doing something else...

Well, the class finished and this student saw me what she had done... SURPRISE! ORIGAMI. Beautiful feathers for a Turkey! I have to admit I was a bit angry that she did not do the Worksheet, that I am sure she will bring next class. ; ) Right? but I could not help smiling. She gave me a GREAT IDEA. Let’s do some ORIGAMI for Thanks Giving! What do you say?



Origami  (折り紙?, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper"; kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of folding paper into a shape representing an object. There is much speculation about the origin of Origami. While Japan seems to have had the most extensive tradition, there is evidence of an independent tradition of paper folding in China (traditional funerals include burning folded paper), as well as in Germany, Italy and Spain among other places.

Interesting links for origami:
·         Origami and pop-up books.
·         OrigamiProject. To relax.
·         Origami Maniacs.

·         Last October, a friend of mine visited 'ESTAMPA ARTE MÚLTIPLE' FAIR which was held in Matadero Madrid. She discovered a new exhibitor: MAATT. Maatt is brand-new company focused on home decoration objects. They exploit the possibilities of any material they find on the way. Their first collection is based on paper and it is called Animaatts, and the best is that it's a do it yourself!, of course, with instructions. A Math Teacher at our school is an expert on Origami and she leaves her little creations around the school for anyone to be "adopted". Well I got myself a beautiful turtle! 


Our next task will be a short six-frame comic strip. Check all the information given to help you understand the vocabulary for the different formats, shots and artistic resources used in comics. If you want some information about the History of Comics, just check it out below! As well as some Fun Online Comic Creators.

jueves, 14 de noviembre de 2013


This video goes for those brilliant students but a bit unsure about themselves. They just do not know yet how good they are… I guess it is in part a matter of “body language”! Enjoy the video:

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

jueves, 7 de noviembre de 2013


Your task will be an advertisement "including an image of yourself" to persuade potential consumers to buy a product, book a trip, attend a concert or whatever you can imagine. It will be interesting to read and watch the information I will give you about ADVERTISING. To retouch your images you can use Free Software online like Pixlr, PizapPicmonkey, Gimp or Photoscape, and check Pinterest for interesting images.

These are some examples done by two creative students of 4th of ESO: