Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Collaboration with a Bilingual Class

I am currently collaborating with Gabriel Verrone, a bilingual teacher, to create a presentation for our Cinco de Mayo Skype in the Classroom Project.
Working with 40 students who are researching, practicing scripts, and creating products has been challenging but fun. We have been meeting every Tuesday in the library to work and learn together.

Our project will include history, clothing, crafts, music, and food. The information will be presented in both English and Spanish. We have had such a great response to our project, that we are considering doing a live stream or group Skype sessions. A teacher in Chicago, David Karnoscak, recently used UStream to share student presentations on Native American Tribes. 

The nice thing about Ustream is that it can reach many classrooms at one time and feedback can be entered on a "check-in and chat" roll.  We haven't quite decided which route we will go for our presentation yet, but I will keep you posted on our progress. May 5th is just around the corner!

Do you have any suggestions on how to best present this awesome project?