Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Selfie-Epic Adventure

How to meet your new students!

Some days ago, our teacher guru, Shelly Terrel shared with us a new challenge at the 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers... "Go on a selfie adventure". When I read about it, I thought it was a great idea to meet my new students next year.

However, I had a wonderful piece of news at school that same week... I had a new course. The new course is a 6th year at secondary school so I immediately remember the selfie adventure... that was the best way to know my new students! Why wait until 2016 to put it into practice if I could do it now?

I created my own selfie-adventure (though mine was not with selfies and you can see it here) and I also shared Shelly's adventure in our class Facebook group so students could see what they had to do.

Students liked the idea and I told them I would give them a mark for the "adventure". The objective is not to give a mark for the pictures but for the comments they can write in English.

From the moment I told them the idea until the deadline day, I received all the "selfie-adventures" via mail and private messages in my Facebook account. I watched each of the PPTs so I could check mistakes and of course, have fun with the pictures.

I had a fantastic time because I learnt not only about my students but also about new apps which I had never heard before.

In case you want to see the productions, you can see them all here and you can also leave a message if you feel like!





Thanking smiles to Shelly, for her creative idea!! 


My Epic Selfie Adventure

21 comments:

  1. Great idea, Maria! The padlet worked fine too. Super!!😊

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    1. Oh... wow! Thank you Vicky! You were very fast to post a comment!!! I'm learning how to add new apps to my blog, too!!
      Smiles, Maria :)

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  2. Wonderful!!! I will try with my students also. Our school year will start soon - 1st of Sept ;) Have a nice school year to you!!!

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    1. Thankssssssssssssssss!!! It's a pleasure to read your comment! Smiles :)

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  4. Excellent!! Brilliant, Maria!!!! Loved it!!

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    1. Thank you Fabiana!!! I've just opened the comments, if you want to leave one! Smiles :)

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  5. Dear Maria, what a powerful experience, love it! These kids really rock! The passion of a teacher who inspires students to shine. Wow!

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    1. Dear Debbie, thanks a lot for stopping by!!! I'm sure that my students rock anywhere!! They love taking pics, esp selfies!! Smiles :)

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  6. Great job, Maria! Thank you for sharing your students' selfie moments with us!

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    1. Thank you Maria!!! My students will love to see your comments! Smiles :)

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  7. Great job, Maria! Thank you for sharing your students' selfie moments with us!

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  8. Maria, I'm blown away by your students' selfies! I loved each of their presentations. They did such an incredible job. Tell them I am so thankful and so is Rosco!

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    1. Dear Shelly,
      It is an honor for me to follow your suggestions and your activities! You are such an inspiring teacher for most of us! So it is me the one who has to thank!
      Tons of smiles, Maria :)

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  9. That's really inspiring Maria. You did a wonderful job with your students starting from preparing your own selfie epic to these products of the students. I am more excited now to try it with my students !! ;)

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  10. What a wonderful idea!! I think my sts will love doing it!!

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    1. Hi Ines,
      Thank you very much! If and when you do the activity, let me know the outcome! Smiles, Maria :)

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