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On / Offshore Wind Power

Module II - Didactic Units / Goals

foto1modulo3Unit 1. What the wind brings us...

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Remember what the electricity is.
* Edison's time life and electron one.
* Think about Wind Power Energy.
* Know the Spanish Wind Association (AEE).
* Discuss about Wind Power situation in Spain.

What are we going to practice?
* Expressing a command or plea
* Uses of Present, Subjunctive and Imperative tense.

What are we going to create?
Final Task:
- Using some basic data from Spanish Wind Power Obervatory (2011) search the same basic or similar data
  from any Latin-American (Spanish - speaking) country.

Basic Data: 
 
♦ Amount of CO2 not being emitted to the atmosphere
  ♦ % Domestic demand covered: 16.4 %
  ♦ Evolution. Annual growth: 11.5 % in 2010  en el año 2010
  ♦ Installed Wind Power in 2010: 1.516 MW
  ♦ Acummulated Wind Power: 20.676 MW
    Etc…
  Record the presentation using: AudioBoo tool

- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

Useful links: Asociación Eólica Española /  Mexican Wind Power Association / Argentina Wind Power Association

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory .
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with: @comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.

foto2modulo3Unit 2. The wind blows, the wind lies...

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Sing a song by "Manu Chao"...The wind just comes, the wind goes...
* Analyze the nature and wind causes.
* Power and Energy concepts.What is that?
* Compare European wind figures.
* Value the Wind Project feasibility.

What we ar going to practice?
* Uses of “IR / VENIR” verbs
* Expressions to compare
* Expressions to value

What are we going to create?
Final Task:
- Make a presentation about wind development or projects feasibility.
- Feasibility variables: Location (natural, orographical and social signs) Potentiality of wind in the area.
- Record the presentation using Screenr tool.
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory .
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with: @comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.


foto3modulo3Unit 3. Wind mechanism. The technology of wind turbines.

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Know which are the mechanisms that the wind uses to generate energy.
* Describe the internal components.
* See how a wind turbine is made.
* Analyze the technology used by wind turbines.

What are we going to practice?
* Adverbs of negation.
* Negative indefinite pronouns. 
* Expressing negation.

What are we going to create?
Final Task:
- Make a presentation from one of the components in the video: Wind turbine handcrafted.
- Record the presentation using the AudioBoo tool.
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory.
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with: @comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.


foto4modulo3Unit 4. Army of giants. Onshore Wind Farms.

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Analyze the electric installation of the Onshore Wind Farms
* Think about the energy delivered and economic aspects from Onshore Wind Farms
* Know building process of the Onshore Wind Farms
* Discuss about the most important aspects of Onshore Wind Farms

What are we going to practice?
* Uses of "SE" particle:
- To express impersonality.
- To highlight the action's object and to express involuntariness
- To distinguish the meaning of some verbs.
- To emphasize.
* Irregularities of verbs: arrepentirse / quejarse / enterarse / atreverse.

What are we going to create?
Final Task:
In the following task we are going to make a virtual visit to an Onshore Wind Farm.
- Choose an Wind Farm from a Spanish-speaking country.
- Write a text about the Onshore Wind Farm visited.
- Record the text on the AudioBoo tool
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory .
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with: @comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.


foto5modulo3Unit 5. The wind floats . Offshore Wind Farms.

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Know a Spanish self-governments: Cantabria.
* Visit the marine engineering proof's Gran tanque of Cantabria.
* Know the different systems of emplacement into the sea of the wind turbines.
* Watch how a wind turbine is made.
* Analyze the technology used by marine wind turbines.

What are we going to practice?
* Main Change of State verbs uses: Hacerse/ Ponerse/ Volverse/ Convertirse/ Transformarse.
* Change of State verbs irregularities.
* Express opinion and discuss about it.

What are we going to create?
Final Task:
- Search for a press report about Offshore Wind Power.
- Extract the most important ideas and make a presentation from the report.
- Record the presentation on Screenr tool
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory .
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with: @comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction


foto6modulo3Unit 6. The wind: not seen but felt. Environmental impact of Wind Farms.

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Discuss about Wind canon imposed in some Spanish self-governments
* Analyze Wind Farms inconvenients and disadvantages.
* Visit a wind cemetery (Tarifa-Cádiz-España).
* Think about the inconvenient, indifference or advantage
   to have in account in an installation project of a Wind Farm.

* Know a bird in flight detection system.
* Design the” Wind Label”
* Listen the views of the famous of Wind Power.

What are we going to practice?
* Express the benefit, indifference o disadvantage to do something
* Value something or someone.
* Lexical and phraseological terms.

What are we going to create?
Final Task:
- Analyze the environmental inconvenients o disadvantages from Wind Farms.
- Make a report about it.
- Record the report on AudioBoo tool.
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory .
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with: @comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.