Two teams from high school participated in the Infomatrix Latinoamerica Competition. Each team had a stand to present their project. On average, each project was evaluated by five judges from the technology community. The judges used a rubric to assess the projects, and they came to meet and exchange opinions with the young exhibitors. Over 300 projects were presented at the event. Teams who achieved gold or platinum status will continue on to participate in global events. One of our ASFG teams will be going to World Wide Final in Romania and the other is going to compete in Colombia. Learn more from the article accompanying this post.
análisis crítico que tuvo como producto la escritura de diversos prólogos. Los estudiantes son motivados a hablar con claridad y emoción, ya que saben que tendrán una audiencia pública para sus podcasts. Por favor, visite la comunidad y dar comentarios a los estudiantes.
used NoodleTools to create an annotated bibliography while researching and synthesizing ideas. They created artwork based on their research and emotional response. They presented their work as a poster with their artwork and artistic response in Spanish or English. Using a tutorial video for assistance, they recorded their written response in the opposite language and created a QR code to place on their poster. Students were engaged throughout this project by investigating across the curriculum.
This reading log helps students achieve the mission of the department, gradually perfecting their language skills in order to be able to communicate effectively and finding a critically sensitive approach to literature. Learn more by investigating Daniel's posts about La muerte de Artemio Cruz, Andrea's about Crónica de una muerte anunciada or Blas's about El llano en llamas.
(note: student Google+ communities are only available to members of the @asfg.edu.mx domain).
online using the same powerful tools as the desktop version. Learn more about Mexico's independence by reading the news from September 1829 as written by ASFG Juniors. This project motivated students by engaging them in quality research and collaboration.
In 9th grade Spanish classes, students develop an understanding of different types of text. They learn how to interpret, analyze, identify and produce different genres, journalistic styles, scientific and historical texts. Students are expected to read outside of class and come in ready to discuss and work with the text. In class, students answer questions using Google forms to determine whether the readings were completed and to assess the level of understanding. In addition to multiple choice type questions, there are long answer questions that provide information for the teacher to assess writing skills and focus teaching on misconceptions. Students are motivated to read their text in order to do well on these assessments. See an example assessment here.
As a final project for Creative Writing, students worked in teams to create a short film. This project allowed students to apply their learning about narrative time techniques and film script formats and components. Writing a script and producing a short film requires a lot of planning and revision. Students used mind maps to organize their thinking and created a document with the following elements:
● Log line (trama)
● Personajes (personajes)
● Tratamiento (resumen)
● Escaleta (esquema)
● Pitch (promocional)
Students continued to develop their characters and plot in their first and second drafts before they finalized their script. Each team created and shared a folder with their teacher with their mind maps, drafts and other resources. The final submission is a teaser trailer for the film, a final script and their finished short film. Students were inspired by the freedom to flex their creative writing muscles to create funny, romantic, and suspenseful films. Enjoy!
Students in 11th grade Literatura Latinoamericana wrote a short play for their final project of the quarter. Before beginning to write their scripts, students brainstormed
about problems in Mexico such as corruption, bullying, obesity, etc. As a group, they chose a problem to investigate and learn more about the issues causing or contributing to the problem. They presented this information and received feedback before beginning their script.
Students collaborated on writing and editing their script using Google Docs. They chose and prepared their costumes, sound, music and other staging elements to present on June 4th. This creative freedom motivated students to engage with current issues and writing to produce impactful plays. Students even designed a poster to promote their play and draw attention to Mexico's problems. Finally, they self and co-evaluated their work using a Google form. Learn more about these issues by reading student scripts about obesity and the effects of violence and corruption.
Punctuation is an important part of writing. Each symbol has a specific meaning, and the rules are different in English and in Spanish. Recently, in a Spanish creative writing class, students wrote a fictional composition paying close attention to the punctuation they used. They were required to identify and explain at least ten different types of punctuation in their composition using footnotes or the comment feature on Google Docs. Students were motivated to improve their punctuation and enjoy writing during this project. See an example of student work or watch his writing process in the video below. The video was created using the Draftback Chrome extension, which uses the revision history to create a video.
y universalidad de dicha obra. Por otra parte, los documentales llevaron al siguiente nivel, al realizar análisis con base en los ejes temáticos del programa.
La creación de los vídeos dió a los estudiantes la oportunidad de colaborar y pensar de forma creativa. Los estudiantes buscaron representaciones históricas y recientes de El Quijote para proporcionar vídeos visualmente agradables con música cuidadosamente seleccionada y voz superpuesta. Los estudiantes también utilizan citas MLA para dar el crédito apropiado para el trabajo creativo que utilizaban. Los estudiantes presentaron sus vídeos utilizando un formulario de Google. Ver más videos aqui.