Saturday, February 29, 2020
Alternative Education students of Odessa, TX gave their feedback on mathematics videos created by students of Dapitan City National High School, Dapitan City, Philippines. Alternative Education students watched the videos and wrote their comments about the videos. The videos were part of the math project in the mathematics classes of teachers Jasmin Balladares and Julie Anne Gallosa. Asian students were videotaped while demonstrating and explaining mathematical processes on topics such as dividing polynomials, arithmetic and geometric sequences, permutations and combinations, dependent and independent events, angles and arcs, etc. American students explained in writing what they had learned from the videos and what they could suggest to improve the videos. As an extension of the activity, American students used no-face and password-protected Flipgrid to record their comments on Asian math videos and interact with their international learning partners.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Students from the Alternative Education Center, Odessa, TX revised and edited freestyle stories of students from Murcia, Spain. Under the mentorship of teacher Trini Serrano Diaz, Spanish students wrote stories about themselves, their travels, and other fiction and nonfiction stories. Emphasis was their use of simple past tense and past continuous tense. Aside from looking at the correct usage of the focused tenses of the verb, Alternative Education students revised and edited the stories using ARMS and CUPS strategy.