And a new version just came out:
I like the original better! But, that story that I wrote for Spanish 1 is a bit simple, so I have adapted it for Spanish 2 and put it in the past tense. It is pretty simple, but they will start to get some exposure to some high frequency verbs in the past tense.
- Students do an Edpuzzle with a slideshow of me telling the story. I used Google Meet to record that. I like it because they can see the slideshow and my face and nothing is blocked. Why do I want them to see my face?!? Because I will be acting things out, just like I would in class.
- As part of that Edpuzzle, students watch the video too.
- Students will do a cloze activity with the song and translate some of the lyrics.
- Throughout the week, they work on a Textivate Sequence (here is that Textivate). I have a paid account, so I can track their progress.
- By the end of the week, students to another Edpuzzle with the music video and the text of the story.
- For this song, I will have them watch the new version and tell me which one they like better.
- One ongoing assignment all week is to sing the song with a lyric video. I love the Yo no sé video because the closed captions have the lyrics - so they can watch and sing!
- And, if I ever can figure out how to get students accounts, I might use this from TeachVid.
- They will do this Edpuzzle at the end of the week. It has a text exchange between Mati y Ana.
- The song and video are an authentic resource with authentic language!
- Students like music!
- Students like to sing... seriously, who doesn't?
- Students are getting lots of input and acquiring more because it is an engaging, memorable music video.
- Songs and music videos provide an escape, something we all need right now.