Sunday, January 17, 2010

Classroom Project Runway!

Wordle: Project Runway 

Tool:  My Virtual Model is a tool that I used to have my Spanish II students recreate their own version of the popular TV show Project Runway.  For this project my students each created a "look" by dressing a virutal model with an original outfit.  They then wrote a detailed description of it in Spanish, which could be typed right on the site and saved for me to grade.  For the actual fashion show (class presentations) students put up their virtual model, wearing their "look", on the LCD projector and described it to their classmates in the target language. 

Results/Reflections:  I was amazed at the interest level of the students during the presentations of their classmates.  They were really motivated and the end results showed it! They really liked the chance to be creative and I liked the fact that they practiced such a rich variety of their new vocab. in the target language and wrote really quality descriptions of their orginal outfit designs!  Another cool feature to this tool is that the clothing choices on the site can actually be purchased online!

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