4M RADIO FRANKENSTEIN: the Monster’s back!

Hi! After studying and reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, (part 1 & part 2) we did a Cooperative Creative writing activity in groups, done partly in class and partly at home using Shared Google Docs. Here’s the assignment:

Now, imagine that, for unknown reasons that you can make up, Frankenstein has come back. Situation: You are either a scientist or a computer nerd living in (say where) and have seen him (say where and when). Write down an e-mail to (say who) telling him/her what you have just witnessed (max 200 words).

As a follow-up, in order to improve the oral skills, I decided to do a Podcast using the app Spreaker. So one morning we recorded their works in class :) using my iPad. It was their first time and, for sure, since they are rather shy and reserved young women and men – at least in class am I right? 😉 -, they felt pretty embarrassed; nevertheless, they proved very cooperative, very committed and did a good job! Speaking while knowing of being recorded is not easy, nor comfortable and listening to our own voice & pronunciation is tough as we’re usually hypercritical and aim at perfection. Still, that’s good, as it will urge you to work harder to improve. Practice will make it perfect! Therefore … stay tuned!

Here’s their podcasts from RADIO FRANKENSTEIN!

Please leave a comment on the activity, what you liked, disliked and advice on how to improve it :) Thanks.

Study Tour in BATH by 2M

Con questo post in Italiano vorrei condividere con i colleghi ma anche con i genitori, i lavori dei ragazzi della 2M – Liceo Linguistico – a seguito del loro Study Tour in Bath. Durante il primo incontro con i genitori ho fatto vedere questa breve presentazione. Powered by emazePer prepararsi all’esperienza gli studenti hanno ricercato informazioni, presentate e condivise con un PADLET.

Al ritorno dalla settimana a Bath che prevedeva anche l’INTEGRATION PROGRAM ovvero la partecipazione alle lezioni di una scuola (privata) locale, ho preparato il loro assignment su Schoology e i lavori sono stati condivisi su un Padlet e presentati in classe. 

I’d like you to share your discoveries after having spent a week in Bath. You can either work individually or in groups.You can add short videos and your own photos.
Choose one of the following TOPICS and also the tool ( Prezi, Emaze, Tackk, Powtoon, Spreaker)
  • Why study tours are important; 
  • Family life in England compared with your Italian one;
  • School life here and there :) 
  • The Integration Program;
  • Food; 
  • Bath, Stratford Upon Avon & Bristol
  • Cultural diversities and discoveries.

Sono stata davvero felice e orgogliosa dei lavori realizzati, per i miglioramenti linguistici, la sicurezza espositiva acquisita, l’entusiasmo e fantasia dimostrati e il consolidamento di rapporti e amicizie createsi. Questa è la grandezza degli stage linguistici e degli studenti quando amano ciò che studiano e fanno. Keep it up! :)

A VIDEO comparing the two SCHOOL SYSTEMS by EMMA & MARIA using the APP PUPPETSHOW. Non ho apportato alcuna correzione – gli errori fanno parte del processo di apprendimento e non mi ossessionano – ma lasciato che lavorassero in autonomia. Ascoltare questo video fa veramente riflettere. Well done!

 

Video by Giulia & Chiara 

Ecco un immagine interattiva con i link a tutte le presentazioni. Clicca sui pallini colorati.Ecco le mie baby girls – e 2 boys :) So proud of you all!!

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