Thursday, December 13, 2012

French and Spanish ..... Blog Writing & Voice Recording

The IB Spanish and French classes started blogs and sites this year. For both Spanish and French, students created their own blogs to start posting different types of writing. We discussed blog style, digital footprints, citation of images and comment guidelines. Next semester the student work will evolve to reading each other's posts and making comments.

For French 1 and 2, which are more focused on the oral language, students recorded their own voices based on biographical dialogues. These recordings were made directly on SoundCloud, which allows for easy embedding of the recording anywhere. You can see below an image of the class Google Site where students posted their SoundCloud recordings.

Guillermo and Cris Matheus report that students are excited about writing on the blog and they can already see how it will become a portfolio for their language writing.

The ICT Standard covered is Communication and Collaboration: "Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others".

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