We have already begun working with the film trailer too, learning more about Guernsey and finding similarities between that film location and other potential film locations close to our school, in Luarca, northern Spain (Asturias).
Some of my students at EOI Luarca have engaged in recording great speeches with their mobiles, about those film locations and we are now part of this nationwide educational collaborative project in which students and teachers all over the country are networking with the film so as to improve digital literacy in schools.
But now it is time to move ahead in the book and the film, and plan a new lesson, BYOD based, for my ESL students to enjoy reading, while they improve their digital competence and keep on learning.
This time the lesson is called 'Tasty books' and the aim is that students become aware of food sustainability and of the need to be responsible consumers.
Exactly in the same way as at the historical period when The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society used to gather, ESL students have to make do, and cook a tasty recipe with leftovers. Then, they will have to tell the story of their recipe.
In order to evidence their learning, ESL students have to use their mobile devices, download the Flipgrid app (available both at Google Play and iTunes), enter the topics that have already been set for them in their class grid, according to their level, and start narrating the story:
Besides, they are also invited to watch the video series "Books in the kitchen" and to read the Do's and Don'ts the authors of the series have created, for inspiration.
Finally, they are also given the famous Potato Peel Pie recipe, ready for them to try and replicate, if they feel like having a taste.
"Guernsey Prive Swap" by Thereshedances. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Their work will be assessed via Flipgrid, thanks to the customised feedback offered by this digital video platfom, and also taking into account the peer interaction they establish.