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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.
The production and preservation of online records have exponentially increased in the last twenty years due to promising accessibility and resistance that the virtual world provides against physical degradation. Social media, digital collections, and even general websites have attracted attention from parts of the globe with internet access. How may we, as educators, actualize language learning by having students be curators of their own digital platform in the target language? In what ways can we instigate learners to distribute knowledge to diverse audiences?
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.