February 9, 2012

PROJECT: An image a week (with EFL learners)

Let me share a project which has  started this week, the "AN IMAGE A WEEK " project.

Some weeks ago, while reading about the 365 Project  I started playing with the idea of having my students share images and write texts about them. However, I thought a photo a day would be impractical for my reality. Then, why not AN IMAGE A WEEK? 
Each student would take a photo to represent their week, write a 50-word text about it and send it to an assigned e-mail. My second thought was: why not invite other teachers from different countries to participate as well? I wrote some messages to teachers I know who teach students of similar ages and was thrilled all of them accepted the challenge.
We'll have two groups from Uberlândia (Brazil), a group from Croatia, two groups from Italy, a group from Belgium and a group from Chicago. Click on the play button to watch the presentation Daniela Tomatis has created to introduce the project to students.

The first step was to set up the main page (a posterous blog) for the posts.Then, to help our group work develop better I created a facebook group where teachers involved have been exchanging ideas.

The project will take place from the 8th February to 22nd June, which make 20 weeks altogether. Therefore, by the end of the project each student will have shared 20 images along with 20 short texts.

If you're interested in following our project this semester, please visit the AN IMAGE A WEEK page and leave us comments; every week lots of different posts will come to life.

Thank you, Guido , Daniela Tomatis, Camila Sousa, Grace, Daniela Becchio and Arjana for joining the project.


Dani Lyra said...

Lovely project!Great way to get students interacting and learning about different places ans cultures.

Ana Maria Menezes said...

Thanks for the comment, Dani. Students are really enthusiastic about it and every day we have new posts being published.

Anonymous said...

hi personally i am student and i really like this project. Thank you.

Gil said...

Hi Anamaria,
You´re always having great ideas. This is awesome. I´d like to participate in it, I don´t have classes, though. I only have individual students but I think they would love to interact with other ones from a different place. Do you think it is possible? Hugs Gil

Ana Maria Menezes said...

Thanks, Gil, I'll be sending you an e-mail to talk about the project, ok?