Introductions


  • Who am I?
  • Who are you?
  • What's on the wiki?
  • How will this presentation be structured?

Definitions


  • What is a mashup?
    • Capital FM Summertime Ball Mashup - Very smooth mashup made from 5-6 different songs
    • - Discuss with a partner why this mash-up is so powerful
      • Grounded in history
      • Provides social commentary
      • Juxtaposes text, images, music, film, movement, and communication to make its point
      • Encourages social action
  • A mash-up isn't just about throwing together a lot of information or materials--but about doing so strategically in ways that produce synergistic effects
  • Why apply the concept of mashups to the world language classroom?
  • How will this session work?

Breakdowns in Learning

(Techniques)
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Problem
Solution
1
Input - Overexplanation (abstract)
Condense


Contextualize


Visualize


Move


Talk
2
Instructions
Model the task
1 step at a time
3 examples
5 steps total
7 words per line
Write key words
3
Task (Lack of Scaffolding)
Where does learning typically break down in world language classrooms?

What supports can you add to structures and processes to help students overcome breakdowns?
4
Vocabulary/grammar
Let students learn it through the activity
5
Assessment (Activities don't add up to anything)
Backward design - align objectives with assessments that allow creative self-expression

Demo Activities


1) Piensapapeles

2) Artist Story PowerPoint

3) Your Favorite Activity (writing instructions)

4) Story switches

5) Projects



Handouts