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English teacher, mum, blogger, interested in Web 2.0 and its impact on learning, education & literature.

PADLET on O.Wilde by students

Alla fine del modulo su Oscar Wilde con le mie due quinte, ho assegnato dei Tasks, compiti creativi, cooperativi e digitali e sono davvero felice di condividere qui il Padlet con i lavori dei ragazzi. La valenza didattica ed educativa di questo tipo di lavoro evidenzia non solo la “scelta” dei ragazzi di lavorare in modo cooperativo ma mi convince sempre di più che, queste sono attività dove i “singoli” riescono a esprimersi al meglio.
Alcuni studenti, lavorando insieme, registrandosi e usando App come Spreaker, riescono a superare la timidezza e, citando una mia amica,  anche “la sensazione che la scuola sia solo dovere e fatica“, quando invece dovrebbe essere quotidiana scoperta, creatività e divertimento. Io mi sono divertita molto a vedere insieme i loro i lavori, ascoltarne le motivazioni, le difficoltà incontrate, le genesi delle loro idee e le loro autovalutazioni. Grazie a tutti perchè … I’ M THE HAPPIEST TEACHER BECAUSE I LOVE MY JOB!

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It’s about time to start our module on the great female writer, Mary Shelley, the writer of Frankenstein and wife of the romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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This EDPUZZLE  I made is about her troubled life we’ ve dealt with in class. It’ll give you a deeper insight into her psychological background. Write your SURNAME  before starting. Mary Shelley: A life about Death.

Everything you need to know to read Frankenstein by TedED. 

You know the novel pretty well since you read it as a summer set book but you can revise its main features through this 10 TopNotes video.

From the National Library of Medicine (thanks to EdTech teacher this exhibition FRANKENSTEIN PENETRATING THE SECRETS OF NATURE looks at the world from which Mary Shelley came, how popular culture has embraced the Frankenstein story, and at how Shelley’s creation continues to illuminate the blurred, uncertain boundaries of what we consider “acceptable” science.

The second video is a Summary of the novel you have already read 🙂 Just to revise it in a visual form before reading an extract together.

I’m also embedding a very interesting Frankenstein Google Literary Trip, so that you can visualize the places of the novel. It was meant for a teacher so you needn’t focus on all information, just select the relevant one. It lasts 6m‘. You can also see here the map made last year by two students. Francesca’s and Cristian’s version

Frankenstein from GoogleLitTrips on Vimeo.


The following video clip is taken from “Frankenstein the 1931 classic showing the trials and tribulations of the man and his monster, directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive.

The second video is taken from Kenneth Branagh’s movie Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994 ) and it’s the scene of  The CREATION OF THE MONSTER.  Sticking close to the original novel, Kenneth Branagh guides us through the story of Frankenstein’s quest for knowledge and his creature’s search for his “father”. Director: Kenneth Branagh/Release Date: 4 November 1994starring  Robert de Niro, Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter.

  • Assignment 1 After watching the clip answer the following questions IN YOUR NOTEBOOK.
  1. What leads to the creation of the monster?
  2. What does Dr.Frankenstein look like? How does he feel before and after the creation?
  3. What does he say DURING and AFTER the creation?
  4. Does the soundtrack contribute to the atmosphere of the scene?

You can (it’s optional) also have a look at this presentation I found while surfing the net. It’s incredible how many things you come across … by pure chance!

Here’s the funny website you are already familiar with: Frankenstein in 60 secondsI find the girl’s voice unbearable but you may like her. It’s a way of making literature very easy and understandable to everybody. As I see it it’s a way of trivializing great masterpieces, not my cup of tea 😉

Assignment 2  Leave your comment below answering to the following:

  • Which of the 2 monsters you have seen do you find more impressive and why?