PBL for advanced

NB: The following project ideas are not necessarily complete per the PBL model espoused by Edutopia and BIE. They are meant to be beginning ideas for now, awaiting full fledged development according to the model.

Here is my PBL-WL project overview template:






Mon abécédaire....

- Students create an "abécédaire" (an ABC book), in which they summarize their inquiry into a thematic topic of choice, for example:
  • Mon abécédaire provençal
  • Mon abécédaire québécois


les directions en français:
Vous allez créer un livret avec une page par lettre de l’alphabet. Mettez des images sur chaque page pour illustrer le sujet de la page. Ecrivez une description et des commentaires sur chaque page. IL faut créer 20 pages. Pour chaque page, écrivez une phrase d’introduction, et ensuite 3 à 4 phrases complexes pour servir de commentaires et une phrase comme conclusion. Les phrases complexes doivent être du type qui exigent l’usage du subjonctif ou bien des phrases «si…» à l’imparfait et au conditionnel.

In English:
Students create pages consisting of a topic sentence, concrete details and commentary, and a concluding sentence. Students are coached to create complex sentences, building toward paragraphs. They are also coached toward syntactical relationships requiring use of the subjunctive to express opinions and impressions. They are also coached to express hypothesis in if/then sentences, requiring conditional/imperfect tenses. The emphasis is on cultural content, with linguistic learning targets. Some student examples follow from a series on Québec:

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Student-created museums

A student-created museum is a PBL activity in which students research a topic of interest and relevance to them, design exhibits based on their research, and then display their exhibits at a public venue, such as the local Alliance Française (for French classes). Students serve as the docents for their exhibits during the museum event, explaining their work and findings to all who visit (which often requires them to switch between English and the target language, depending on the guest to whom they are speaking).

This PowerPoint on student-created museums was intended to be viewed during a presentation on the topic (it was presented at both ACTFL and CLTA conferences), but you may still find it helpful in terms of giving you a start on the concept. Feel free to contact Nicole Naditz (nnaditz@sanjuan.edu) if you have any additional questions.



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Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom

by Andrew Marcinek

(NB - these could be adaptable to Intermediate or advanced - Don)

1) French IV by Madame Price (@TwinsBless on Twitter)

We are in the middle of reading a Canadian detective novel, L'Affaire Québécoise. It has 20 chapters. I had each student select a scene from a favorite chapter and make a video. They sent in the text via the writing application VidEditor, which is a free app. When the students finish with their video, they can instantly upload to our class YouTube account.
FRENCH IV

L'Affaire Québécoise / un projet de video avec VidEditor Free App

RESPONSABILITES:

  1. Vous allez travailler en groupe de trois élèves.
  2. Vous choisirez un thème.
  3. Il faut soumettre UN (1) video par groupe.
  4. Vous devez soumettre aussi le texte attaché dans un App pour écrire pour votre video.
  5. Il est important d'avoir la musique au fond de votre video.
  6. Il est nécessaire de parler avec un bon accent. Vous êtes acteurs / actrices à une émission de programme à la télé en France.

2) French V by Madame Price

My French V students just finished reading the classic Le Petit Prince. We have the English version in our iBooks and the French version on a PDF that we accessed through Noterize. This is rich novel filled with many philosophical themes. I had the students select just ten of their most memorable themes and illustrate them with videos. In addition to describing in the target language why they selected these themes, they also had to illustrate how these themes related to their own lives. They, too, sent in their text on a familiar Noterize. As was evident while viewing these videos, there was substantial student-directed activity, engagement in the learning process and a familiarity with technology which, in my estimation, enhances learning.
FRENCH V

LPP / PROJECT FINAL POUR: Le Petit Prince

Vous allez utiliser VidEditor Free et un autre App pour écrire. (Noterize)

RESPONSABILITES:

  1. Choisissez dix (10) thèmes en Le Petit Prince.
  2. Ecrivez les dix thèmes SUR UN APP POUR ECRIRE.
  3. Illustrez-les avec des vrais objets. N'UTILISEZ PAS DE PHOTOS OU D'IMAGES DE GOOGLE, PAS DE CLIP ART, ETC. IL FAUT UTILISER VidEditor Free de PRENDRE DES VRAIS PHOTOS!!!

  4. LA PARTIE ECRITE: Ecrivez ce dont vous avez parlé dans un App pour écrire.
    • a. LA PARTIE ORALE: Parlez de l'importance de cet objet dans le roman et du thème.
    • b. Parlez-moi de l'importance de l'importance de ce thème en votre vie.

  5. Soumettez votre video à YouTube
  6. Envoyez vos phrases (SmartNote, Noterize, Paper Port Notes, etc.) à price@bpsk12.org.
NE COPIEZ PAS DU ROMAN NI UTILISEZ DE TRADUCTEUR!! ECRIVEZ VOS PROPRES PHRASES!!!
STUDENT WORK VIDEO LINKS