Saturday, November 21, 2009

a partner in teaching

I have been working with a dear friend who teaches at PUCMM in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He asked for suggestions on how to incorporate technology and I suggested they make videos or podcasts to re-create the history they are learning in his Dominican History class.

In exchange for my expertise, I asked him to be a part of my teaching on the Ning. He's also my contact for the DR2010 trip--world, meet Luis Midence, someone who really is amazing.

me and hb

I can explain how we met some other time, it's an interesting story, but for now just say we've been friends for 7 years.

His students, nineteen- and twenty-year-old Dominicans, are on step two/producción right now, and I am thrilled at their engagement. The topic of their video is Trujillo, and the idea is to share the perspectives of people not in the DR during the time of prolific events of his dictatorship. So some interesting perpectives happening--when Luis sent me scripts to look at, I saw they had Haitians and Kreyol, and reports from Miami, the Canary Islands, and Spain. I am so curious now as to the video portion and how they will portray these people--a Dominican lens, if you will!

We connected several times in the past 3 months, on Skype and google talk, to talk about his class project. His participation and enthusiasm helped me define my steps for multimedia and I borrow heavily from Marco Torres, except I added a step to his original Four P's of Multimedia. This is designed for Spanish students.



share rubrics
share student samples

storyboard logical flow of visual
script logical flow of audio
source citation




teacher sees it first

in class
at home
on the web (closed networks)


completed rubric
comment from teacher
comments from peers
self-evaluation by student


what was your role?
what did you learn?
what would you change?

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