Royal families around the world Bringing the world to the class
Sharing and learning with others abroad Mexican students – and a group from Conneticut Hola Estudiantes! We have been reading all about you all, and have been learning how to write back and respond en Espanol! We would like to make our own page to send to you and show you how we celebrated el Dia de Los Muertos here at Talcott Mountain Academy! We made our "ofrenda" early in class by setting our yellow tablecloth, and making our sugar skulls! The sugar skulls took mucho tiempo!
Cross- cultural contrast Bailamos, comimos, y rompimos una pinata! We played games, ate some tortilla chips and salsa, and made notes and letters to our loved ones who passed away! Para nos abuelos, mascotas, y amigos escribimos muchas notas de amor y cuentos! We gathered on our "afrombra" and told cuentos de susto, y hablamos de la historia de Dia de Los Muertos! It was a good time! Gracias! We also were in "disfrasos" and were in a Halloween "parada"! We have some "retratos" of nosotros here! We will post them "aqui" so you can see us, and know what we did for Halloween! Thanks for checking us out! Senorita Peralta (Talcott Mt. Academy, Connecticut, US)
Mexican students created slideshows with pictures from their exhibitions <ul>This is a offering from #1 high school </ul>
<ul>We remember in this day the special persons that died </ul>
Other types of activities perfect for the wiki: Collaborative writing
Group work (cross-cultural activities) Get in groups of 3 Watch the following videoclip and create a story. It can be in English or Spanish depending on the language you are learning. Write your story in this wiki below the videoclip. Remember to write your names. Thanks for participating.
T Activites using web2 tools promote: <ul><li>Autonomy
The individual relation to others and the wider world
Interdependence celebrating culture and community
My questions: How perfect should a student´s writing be before publishing? “ I do not want to overcorrect and make the student feel frustated”. “We practised group editing and still there are spelling, and grammar mistakes”. “Is there a way to empower students giving them tools for self-correction?” “Maybe, I need to try some of the new e-tool available like whitesmoke” ?
Thanks to my enthustiastic colleagues in Brazil and USA who made this delightful experience possible. Thanks for participating, giving ideas, and sharing. We might have been miles apart but were close indeed showing interest and appreciation for each others´ students. Ana Ma. Menenzes (Brazil) Ms. Elba (Brazil) Rebecca Schrawen (USA) Ida Peralta (USA)
Thanks to : <ul><li>Ana Maria Menezes from Brazil