I chose to create a mock digital story that provides an example of something my students might construct as part of a lesson or unit in a course I teach. For example, with the VoiceThread above, as you watch it you will see that I have researched a city in Mexico, commented on each photo, and others have commented on the photos as well. This is an example of a project that I would give my students to do as part of their final portfolio and a good portion of the grade would be commenting on other videos. It is important because students would be able to utilize the Spanish language, complete research about the culture, products, government and politics of a foreign country that speaks Spanish, and also write in the Spanish language. They would then need to read other video comments as well as read the information in order to find good information to complete the project. This would be an all around exciting and excellent project for my students to complete. We could then post them online for their parents to view their work and see their progress in the Spanish language.
Using RSS Feeds, students have the opportunity to track changes in the political reign of a country throughout the marking period, semester and year, in this, news on Cuba*. This will lead to a better understanding of the country, discussions on comparisons and contrasts between countries in Latin America and Spain, as well as using the RSS Feeds to create a final project.
Hi! I'm a Spanish teacher. I have a strong passion to teach in an urban setting.
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