Class theme/topics discussed: Biography of my life through photos.

Goals of the class: Identify the things that define people and brainstorm about photos that they would like to see from their classmates. 

How did you structure the class? 

  • 10 min: Warm up exercise where they did Wordle and we talked a bit about our weekend.
  • 15 min: I showed my Spring Break presentation because I didn’t have time to show it in the previous class and they were interested on seeing it.
  • 25 min: I introduced the new topic of the class. I want them to do a presentation in front of the class about themselves using pictures. First of all, I brought a list of things that, in my opinion, define a person. I asked them to talk among each other to see if they agreed with me or not and to add or take out things.
  • 10 min: After the debate, I asked them to brainstorm about photos that they would like to see from their classmates. We made a list of things.

What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, handouts, etc.)

PowerPoint presentation.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The class worked really well. They loved my idea of doing a personal biography through photos and they were excited to do the brainstorm. I don’t think that there’s anything that didn’t work.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Maybe, I could have directly asked them to make a list of things that, in their opinion, define a person. I decided to make it myself because I wanted them to know my point of view, but I also think that the other way is possible.

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