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STUDENTS WILL LISTEN TO A SONG AND ANSWER 10 SHORT QUESTIONS TO ENSURE THEIR COMPREHENSION OF THE TEXT. THEN, THEY WILL RECORD TWO VIDEOS. IN THE FIRST VIDEO, THEY WILL OFFER ADVICE TO THE SINGER AND EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS BASED ON WHAT THEY HEARD FROM THE SONG. IN THE SECOND VIDEO, THEY WILL REPLY TO TWO OF THEIR PEERS' VIDEOS AS IF THEY WERE THE SINGER.
This is a project that allows students to collaborate with various digital tools while practicing FL skills and enhancing cultural competencies in a given lesson. Examples of digital tools used for this specific lesson are flipgrid (speaking), twitter and padlet (writing and culture), as well as virtual reality with Google cardboard to experience culture.
Social reading offers learners the opportunity to work together to annotate a text. Students can post asynchronously before coming to class or synchronously as an in-class reading/writing activity. Reading together facilitates textual interpretation, cultural connections, and allows students to share what they’re thinking as they think it.
This project uses Twitter to give students the opportunity to communicate via social media in the target language. Twitter has proven to be an excellent tool for writing and corresponding in a relevant and authentic way. My students have really enjoyed using it throughout the semester and even beyond their matriculation in class.