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Groups of students in American and Japanese Universities work together to do research on an assigned topic (e.g., Technology in Japan and the US; Food in Japan and the US) and they present their final results via Padlet by the end of semester.
Students have the freedom to choose how to present their results. For example, students can make a video, or a poster presentation, or a written report. They are encouraged to use multimedia (skype, messenger, LINE etc.) in the process for discussion and negotiation among members in a group toward the presentation.
Students will analyze and discuss the information related to the United Nations 17 Sustainability Development Goals on the "Les Objectifs de développement durable" website. In small groups, they will choose one francophone country and 5 of the 17 United Nations goals. After doing some research, students will use Utellstory.com to illustrate how they would implement the 5 chosen goals in their country of choice. Each goal will be represented by an image, an explanatory text, and an oral narrative. ACTFL interpretive, interpersonal and presentational communication modes will be activated as well.
UTELLSTORY: Tell me about your travel experiences!
The project uses Utellstory.com as its main creative tool in order to enhance learning.
It consists of several speaking and writing activities centered around the "travel theme". It is intended for students in their second semester of first-year French or at the novice-mid level on the ACTFL proficiency benchmark. It is created based on a multiliteracies pedagogical approach.
UtellStory is a multimedia storytelling and sharing community where one can easily create and share stories with audios, images, videos, and words.