Post written by Andrea, Classroom 2.0 participant.
Sabor! Project: Part 2
As I mentioned in Part 1, we started this project with a dance lesson and a Voicethread discussion. Then students were divided in small groups and they were given their missions. After that, they worked on the project preparations. They designed a rubric for evaluating the project and they also chose the technology they wanted to use.
Once they were ready to start, they worked for about a week on gathering information and preparing their presentations. We used Edmodo and Haiku as platforms for storage and communication within their groups and myself. Some students chose Glogster and Prezi as their presentation tools too.
Our sources of information were the Internet, other teachers in our school who serve as “experts” on the topic, and of course, the Smithsonian exhibition “American Sabor” which inspired this project.
At the exhibition, a museum guide took us through the different regions in the United States where Latinos concentrated and we learned about the music styles that formed there. Then students had a chance to take pictures, film, and interview the guide with more questions. They used bloggies (flip cameras) and voice recorders.
This coming week, students will be presenting the first draft of their projects. Each group will present and other students in their same class and from other classes will be voting and giving them feedback. This will be done through discussions in Edmodo and Haiku.