Sharing the projects with the class

In order to do share the project we did with the community, we created a space where the students showed the videos, they were very excited to do this. I talked to a teacher from the school, and she agreed to invite her students to see this presentation. The students were very pleased with the results, and the development of the videos was enjoyed by everyone. Here are some pictures of this experience.


Compilation of work

In order to do the final compilation of the work, the students were asked to put in a CD all of their work for this Project. In the CD they made a folder for each of the tasks and in each tasks they put what they did based on the following checklist:

Top ten interest list. (Word Document)
The Photographs used for Animoto. (Jpg files)
Link where the video is located on the Web, The feed back you received from your classmate, saying how was it helpful to you. (Word Document)

The script of animation. (Word Document)
Link where the video is located on the Web, The feed back you received from your classmate, saying how was it helpful to you. (Word Document)

The script of the character answering the question of task 2. (Word Document)
The photograph used to create the video. (Jpg file)
Link where the video is located on the Web, The feed back you received from your classmate, saying how was it helpful to you. (Word Document)

All of the students handed in their CDs on time, the only problem I found, was that many of the students created one word document with all the files. However, in this documents many of them responded positively about the use of feedback given by their classmates.


Checklist and Sample for for Mashface

As I expected many of the students did not have a webcam in their computers at home, however, they took time from their recess to develop their task. I ask them if they were not happy about being recording this in recess, but they responded that they did not feel like it was homework, and for them they were just playing. The following checklist helped them develop their task and give feedback to their classmates:

Mashface Checklist



The video addresses what you wanted to know about your interest.

The picture you used is logical with your topic.

The voice recorded is understandable. (For this you need to check pronunciation and grammar)

The mouth recorded does not move too much.

The video uses different tools given by Mashface.

I sent the video to my teacher and to my peer corrector on time.

The following video is a sample of their work with Mashface


Assigning Task 3 and Sample from Xtranormal

The work of the students with Xtranormal was great! They did not need extra-tools to create it, all they needed was their computers with Internet connection and their prewritten scripts. Even though there are still some punctuation mistakes they seem to know that they have them, but I must remind myself that this project is not for improving language skills, but for motivating an autonomous learning behavior. However, this does not mean that I am to forget my role as a language teacher. The following is an example of the students' work:

After talking with the students about their experiences developing task two, I gave them task 3, the last task of this project. This project was carried out using Mashface, for this task they'll need a webcam and a microfone, depending on the students availability to this I will lend them my computer ONLY during recess. I'll do this in order to test their autonomy and responsibility.

The following video is an example of what they are required to do.

For this task they are required to answer the question that they propose for their last task. What would they like to know about their interest? Then, they are to look for a representative character of their interest, E.g. if they chose music, they choose an important singer, or band. Then they will have to find a picture of this representative person of their interest, and add their voice answering the question they had.