My friend and college, José Luis Gamboa and I have been working together on another project concerning English and Spanish literature (how strange!) during the last term of our school year.
The main aim of this project has been not only to encourage imagination and creativity but also to improve reading, writing and speaking skills.
As far as we are concerned, we have been reading about The Brönte family, Charlotte, Emily, Ann…but on this occasion the students have played the role of the different characters; they have been able to express their feelings and emotions and the story about their lives has been retold from their own point of view.
We have been using WhatsApp and Twitter, social networks that are familiar to all of us, WhatsApp for the project, Twitter to communicate with one another.
In short, we wanted them to get involved in the knowledge creation process by working together and go a bit further so as to achieve meaningful learning.