- I started doing this everyday, but that was way too much for me to keep up with!
- I ended up doing two "Preguntas del Día" a week.
- This was one of the best ways to make connections with my students!
Update - 3/26/20: This is going very well! Here are the questions, videos and answers that I have done so far (click here or see below). And here is the rubric. This is a lot for me to grade, so I am giving them Fridays off.
I will be sharing more about my plan in the week(s) to come, but today, I am sharing one little (and kinda basic) thing that I plan on doing every day. (I ended up doing this two times a week!)
I really want my students listening, reading, and communicating. In particular, I want to have individual "interactions" with them. I plan on meeting face to face every day on Google Meet and to have lots of videos so they are getting input, but having one-on-one conversations might be tricky.
So, I have decided to have a "Pregunta(s) del Día" every day. Here is my plan:
- Students will watch a video of me saying the question and my answer. They will also see the text of what I say. I underlined some structures in my answer to help them with their answer.
- Students will upload a video of themselves answering the question. I loved seeing their videos today. I am not a super-sappy person, but I realized that I missed seeing them more than I realized.
- They will also submit their answer in a Google From that looks like this (see below). I have some extra questions in there the first day, but normally it will just be the "Pregunta(s) del Día".
- Then, the next day, during out Google Meet, I will choose some answers (easily collected in the Google Form) and share them (verbally) with the class. I will have them guess who said what. Students will get more input that might be about them (which = more engagement). Of course, I will be careful not to share anything too personal that they share in their videos.
- Here is the slideshow of the questions that I will be asking. Any suggestions for future questions?!?!
- Update: I had some questions about how I record these little videos, so rather than type it out, here is video explaining:
How does the student upload their comment? You said they could submit it through the google classroom app... how do they record themselves? Sorry, this is all new!ResponderEliminar
Hello! No worries, this is all new to for all of us :)Eliminar
In Google Classroom, when students hit "submit", there is an option for "video". If they are in the app, they can record right there and submit it.
Maybe something about their pets, of they have any? We aren't allowed to do any new learning (yet....??) But I've posted a couple of flipgrids to check in and show what I've been up to. Monday I am posting one from point of view of my cat, wondering when the humans will leave him to his peace and quiet that he is used to during the day. Your students could choose something in their home that wishes they would go back to school 😆ResponderEliminar
Fun! Thanks Alison!Eliminar
For the video to be submitted, does it get submitted right into the form? In classwork tab? I'm new to Google Classroom.ResponderEliminar
They submit it in Google Classroom.Eliminar
Y para Google Meet, how many classes do you meet with per day? For how long? Let me know please. I love the idea of a question video with you modeling it, I just don't know where I would publish it, and where students would publish.ResponderEliminar
It is all on Google Classroom.Eliminar
We have block scheduling, so there are four blocks a day. I am a department head, so I have two classes. I meet with them for 10-30 minutes a day.
This is fantastic! I've been trying to think of a good way to interact with my 3/4 students, and I think this will be fun! Thank you for sharing!ResponderEliminar
Just a little tiny correction. When we say the date in Spanish, we don't say "Viernes el 20 de marzo". Never that "el". Viernes 20 de marzo. Hoy es martes 24 de marzo. We would say "El viernes pasado fui al supermercado", o el lunes fue un día terrible, but never "el" to tell the date. I see it a lot written by non native speakers but it's not correct. Not trying to be mean, you know, I'm an ESL techer that is not an English native speaker and I realize how many mistakes I make when teaching English.ResponderEliminar
Thank you. Just fixed it.Eliminar
This is a great idea! Thank you very much for sharing!!ResponderEliminar
Thank you and you're welcome!Eliminar
Thank you for sharing all of what you do! You have helped me on so many fronts. When you did your recording of pregunta del día, which platform did you use?
Kara, thank you for sharing and explaining your process. This is so new to me, but with your help (all the explanations) I'm going to give this a try. Thank you, thank you, thank you!Eliminar
You're welcome! Update: I am doing this every other day because it became a bit overwhelming!Eliminar
This is fabulous and such a great starting point as we all become more comfortable using online platforms. My question is how you post this to google classroom. Do you post it as an assignment each week under classwork?ResponderEliminar
I posted a pic at the bottom of the post.
It is an assignment.
Also, all the assignments are under topics, which are day, date.