Today I came across this Bon Jovi contest: Bon Jovi Loves my Town: http://www.bonjovilovesmytown.com/
And I started imediatelly seeing how this real situation could be used in the classroom and for PBL.
This is so cool! For those who don’t know, I am a big Bon Jovi fan. (no comments please!! )
I used to create activities around they songs and lyrics in some of my classes when I worked as an EFL teacher. They have good, inspiring messages. It was great fun too.
I wish I had a class of EFL students with whom to engage in this now. My brain is already working at full speed! I am dreaming…
Imagine working on the song: exploring the lyrics, then having the kids work on activities about their town; exploring real content, constructing content in English about their town. It is about publishing/ creating resources about their place!! We could also approach the copyright issue, what it means to publish online, how much information we should display, etc
The final project would be to create the video – which would be fun too – and submit it to the real audience. It wouldn’t matter if it would win or not… I think the students’ hearts would be won with this one. That would be the greatest prize…
… and then I wake up and notice I am only dreaming.,,
It is a shame I don’t have a class right now. But if someone wants to use the idea…. please go ahead. I would also be more than happy to collaborate with you too.
Just thought I should share it.
Just finished one hectic, very interesting week in knowschools. I am ready for the weekend.
Before I go, I will share a poem with me…one that today makes all teh sense of the world (at least for me)
- I’m nothing.
- I’ll always be nothing.
- I can’t want to be something.
- But I have in me all the dreams of the world.
Álvaro de Campos: “The Tobacco Shop” (Tabacaria) (tr. Richard Zenith)
Have a Great Weekend!