E-Board + File Manager Workshop

June 30, 2008

Hey, everyone!

This is just a note of appreciation for the very pleasant Interactive Whiteboard + Teachers’ File Manager workshop we’ve just had. I was really inspired by your contributions and ideas:

Dave’s demonstration of Zero-Prep activities was really useful!

Dyego’s dialogue creator seemed very interesting and practical.

Ercilia’s powerpoint had great visuals.

Carmem’s videos of the 2008 Cultura project were great.

Teri’s song and video from the OC series was cool.

Karinna’s game list came in very handy and…

hmm… have I forgotten to include anyone else?

Also, I’d like to congratulate you all on the hard work and beautiful Activ Primary flipcharts created and uploaded on Thursday! Way to go! I’m sure these tools (Activ Primary + Teachers’ File manager) are bound to revolutionise our professional lives regarding productivity and synergy as we are now able to share ideas and productions in a much more practical and effective way.

Thanks again and God bless everyone.

Looking forward to being with you all again,

Fernando Guarany Jr


Lucky 2

June 11, 2008


A follow-up on the “Lucky” saga was publshed in the paper again today.

Couldn’t resist sending you the link:



They call him Lucky…

June 10, 2008

Hi all!

Long time no post!

However, if  you love animals (who dosesn´t?), I think you´ll like this set of materials I managed to put together and I´d like to share with you.

Please download them from:


My source of inspiration was a story in a Recife newspaper about a horse which collapsed out of exhaustion in the middle of a busy street and on top of this the owner decided it would give him a beating. He just abandoned the creature there, and passers by, revolted by the scene , decided to call the Society for Animal Protection . Fortunately, this story had a happy ending.

See the rest of the story for yourselves (begin with text: Final Feliz) All the other files will hopefully be self-explanatory for you to put a lesson together on “Protecting Animals from Cruel Treatment”.

This can extend to an even more surprising discussion: What about protecting fish from suffering (see text from the Independent). If you decide to go this far, there is a set of videos on a DVD with Fiona that has a humurous clip called “Can fish remember?” (the answer: Yes!).

Sorry there´s no accompanying plan, but e-mail me if you need more information.

If you´ve been looking for an unorthodox lesson, I hope this comes in handy.