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幼児(5歳・6歳/年中~年長)向け英会話コース。キンダープログラムページこちらです。

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英語で電気工作教室

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電気工作が得意なポールと一緒にロボットを作ってみませんか?英語で電気工作教室

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土, 02 7月 2022 08:03

Cream Tea

  Here is something to brighten up your weekend. Watch as Paul shows you how to, eats and finishes a Cream Tea in just over 1 minute.

  A 'Cream Tea' is a kind of Afternoon Tea, usually two scones served with clotted cream and jam, all washed down with a pot of tea.

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日, 26 6月 2022 10:57

Robot Time

  As part of our English and Electronics course (英語で電気工作教室) I've had great fun building these mini-robots using only an Arduino Uno, Sparkfun's Pan/Tilt Bracket and some connecting wires.

  While the bracket build can be little complicated for young students, there is a real sense of acheivement once completed. Hooking the bracket up to the Arduino is as simple as making sure the servos have got power and then connecting the control wires to the correct ports on the Arduino.A few cable ties help keep everything tidy! The pan/tilt bracket really needs to be mounted on something or it will just keep falling over. In this case I used a piece of wood to mount both the pan/tilt bracket and the Arduino Uno.

  On the software side, the stuff that controls how the robot moves, we would usually use the mBlock application. This is a block based coding system which is easy for young minds (and old!) to understand. Although in this video, which is intended as a demonstration, I used the Arduino Servo Library and modified the basic sweep program.

  The slowly pulsating LED lights are not controlled by the Arduino, they have their own 'chip' and were salvaged from a children's toy. As this is intended to be used as a demonstartion I thought the lights added a bit more excitement!

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日, 26 6月 2022 07:36

At School

  Also in our Satuday Kinder class we've started on the second book in the Potato Pals series, At School.

  Here is a video from the books creator, Patrick Jackson, so you can practise at home.

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土, 25 6月 2022 15:44

The Pinocchio Song

 Today I introduced our Kinder class students to The Pinocchio Song from Super Simple Songs.

 This song has been a staple of our young learner classes for years but today was the first time since the Corona pandemic that I've used it in class. Great song, and after a little hesitation, all the children joined in and had a great time!

  Hishashiburi or as we say in English, 'it's been a long time'!!

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  I was a little shocked to see that a YouTube video I made two months ago called Whiteboard Marker Magic had had over 130,000 views and received over 580 likes. In the short video I demonstrate how to use a standard whiteboard marker pen, a plate and some water to create a dancing figure.

  Aside from the number of views and likes I was also surprised at how countries around the world it had reached. At the last count the video had been viewed (10 times or more) in 95 countries! So I decided to make a thank you video, in which I name the 95 countries alongside a picture of their national flag. 

  Just in case you are wondering the 95 countries, in order of most viewed are:

India, Russia, USA, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia, Brasil, Turkey, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Germany, Myanmar, France, Italy, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Iraq, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Nepal, Egypt, Taiwan, Morocco, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Czechia, Uzbekistan, Korea, Netherlands, Greece, Australia, Peru, Hungary, Israel, Bulgaria, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Chile, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Albania, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Sweden, Portuga,l South Africa, Belgium, Armenia, Lithuania, Guatemala, Syrian Arab Republic, Denmark, Singapore, Switzerland, Bolivia, Slovakia, Croatia, Honduras, Tunisia, Oman, Venezuela, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Mauritius, Palestine, State of Kuwait, Austria, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Georgia, Costa Rica, Jordan, Ireland, Qatar, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Finland, Namibia and Norway!

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電気工作が得意なポールと一緒にロボットを作ってみませんか?


工作しながらプログラミングも英語も習えちゃうお得なコースです。通常の英語教室と違い、年間を通してのプログラムではなく、2か月間で全6回のプログラムになっております。1回目を修了した後は、次のレベルのプログラムに進めます。もちろん1回のみの受講もOK!プログラミンってどんな事?英会話のレッスンってどんな感じ?と思っている方には是非!体験して頂きたいプログラムです。


レッスンは【STEAM教育】の考え方を基に構成いたしました。
S:Science科学 
T:Technology技術 
E:Engineering工学 
A:Arts芸術 
M:Mathematics数学の要素を英語レッスンにとりいれています。

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土, 23 4月 2022 09:32

In the Morning

 As part of our Saturday Kinder class, which started last week we are using the ever popular Potato Pals to help us learn English.

 And if we are using Potato Pals that can mean only one thing...we'll be using the "In the Morning" song as our first TPR activity.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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In this video, Paul attempts to push a sharpened pencil through a freezer bag, or Ziploc, full of water. He also uses this simple science experiment to help demonstrate different English tenses to his students.
Watch, and find out if he manages to push the pencil all the way through the polythene bag without springing a leak! Things could get rather wet....

If you'd like to try this at home, all you need is a sharpened pencil, a freezer bag and water.....Oh! And your mother's permission!

This was originally used to get the students talking in one of our Junior High School classes (Paul will do almost anthing to get his students to talk!)
 

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In this video Paul shows you how to construct the Sparkfun ROB-14391 pan/tilt bracket. The kit, which is widely available, is an affordable and relatively easy introduction to building something with servo motors. We particually like that all the parts needed are included in the kit, including the actual servos! All you need is to after assembling it is to hook it up to an Arduino and you have a functioning pan/tilt mechanism.

This forms part of a new course coming soon from englishpool.

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In this video Paul tears down, or takes apart, a barcode reader (also known as a barcode scanner.)

He also explains a little of the history of the barcode, and how the barcode reader works by identifying the four main components inside, which are;

a light source
a lens
an image capture device (CCD)
a decoder

This formed a topic for some of our Junior High School classes. The students were invited to take a screw-driver and dismantle the barcode reader, while Paul pointed out, questioned and explained, items of interest. (Paul will do anything to get his students talking!)

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