The stars of this week have done a good job! To present our work they have created a great PowerPoint and they have worked really hard. Due to they are not living in the same area, they have used skype to comunicate to each other and get a better presentation.
He uploded all the posts and cared about the twitter account. He managed to organize all the information in a really good way to the clear understanding of this task. As usual, we coment in one of the blogs of our teammate, take a look!
He also made a really good job organizing the work and giving us different tasks. He was always looking after us, making sure we all did the work on time and well.
First, I would like to say that I do not think we have worked harder this week, but It is true that we have organised better our group. It is probably due to the fact that last week was the first task and we did not have totally clear what we had to do in our role, but we hope we will improve in that aspect as we work more and more. In that sense, we made various posters when we had to do only one, if we had concentrated to work as a team and had done one poster perfect It would have been better. Nevertheless, this week we have worked on this matter and the sensations we have about the results are much better, we had just one good presentation in the relation to the content, with the only problem that the letters were a bit dark, but our work is also available in the blog If anyone is interested. In addition I consider that one of the most tough things to do is taking decitions, it is difficult that 9 people agree in every aspect of the task, you may think you have a great idea while the others think it is not. In particular, we have discussed if we should do crafts, a poster to show the differences between the countries through the different maps, ones agreed and others thought it was better to show it in the presentation. Finally, we managed to reach an agreement and decided to do it. It is normal to have this kind of situations, in fact, it is vital telling if anyone is not happy with something because as a group decitions are made all toguether.
On the other hand, going straight to the activity of this week, I think the best part of this week has been discovering that we had a mistaken vision about how are countries, their location, and differences between them, and how this differences are conected to power and the imperialism conception, because untill now we only knew Marcator's map, which is in fact the most imprecise one, and I wonder why nobody tought us that at school. Investigating about that has been very interesting and concerning ourselves about how media can distort reality, seeing it through the different examples of our classmates and ours has made us reflect that we should be aware about what we see and being critic with information on the media. That is why is very important what we teach to children, because education is not neutral and we should try to let children interpret the world themselves. Also, we have discovered what is exactly a treasure hunt, because we associated it the typical game of the pirate and clues to find a treasure, but as we looked up for further information we realised it is actually a resource for the teacher to make the students investigate by using the internet. Its use is wispread, increasingly among little children, so it is crucial to teach them to use it in the right way.
The worst moment has probably been on the moment of the presentation because we did not expected that the letters could not be seen. For next time, we will try to think and work in a more analitic way in order to prevent unexpected situations.
In conclusion, for the following weeks we should try to maintain a good organization, and work as a united team because we are not used to work with such a big group, though I think we are on the way to reach it. Finally, I would like to remark that the contents that we have learnt are very useful for our degree and work as teachers, because they are interesting resources that we can use in a classroom.
I would like to finish with this phrase I have ridden and cheer my team mates because it is not just important to have good marks from the beggining, we have to learn from mistakes, grow and improve as a team “Effort is the mother of all the achievements”
THE CURATOR WORK.
This is the mindmap (Spider type) that shows the resourse we have use to complete the second tas about cartographic proyections. After the image there is a list of importat links we've used.
Carlos A. Furuti (March 30, 2015). Progonos. Retrieved January 22 of 2016 from:
Gavin A. Schmidt, Robert B. Schmunk (September 18, 2015). NASSA Giss. Retrieved January 22 of 2016 from:
(Febraury 13, 2016). Wikipedia, proyección acimutal. Retrieved January 22 of 2016 from:
(November 24, 2014) Wikipedia, proyección acimutal equidistante. Retrieved January 22 of 2016 from:
Peter H. Dana (September 20, 1994). Arquímedes. Retrieved January 23 of 2016 from:
(April 15, 2013). Cartounam.blogspot. Retrieved January 23 of 2016 from:
(May 25, 2013 Ingeniería de mapas. Retrieved January 22 of 2016 from: