A. Social Media
1. Use Instagram? Do the #InstagramELE challenge (click here). Take a picture that represents the # for the date, write a caption and include three hashtags: the one that represents the # for the Month’s date, #InstagramELE, and #senordaves.
2. Use TWITTER to do the following:
4. Tumblr – Look at some of the Memes en Español (click here) or here or here. Answer the questions for three of the memes. Look under the pictures to find the questions. Post the answers and a picture of the memes on your blog.
5. “Like” this Facebook page: 1001 Reasons to learn Spanish . Read some of the posts throughout the week and write about some of the ones that interested you the most. Try to link pictures and/or links.
6. Explore Twitter Trends Map. Focus on the Spanish speaking countries. Read some of the popular #s or @ people and write about what you see.
7. Read the last 50 tweets using a Twitter hashtag (#) for a Latin-American country or city. Make sure you Twitter settings are to Spanish for this.
8. Read the last 30 tweets using a Twitter hashtag and a word in Spanish. Make sure you Twitter settings are to Spanish for this.
9. Read the last 30 Spanish-language tweets by one or more Spanish-speaking artists or politicians on Twitter, such as Evan Craft, Juanes, Jesse & Joy, or Sie7e. Make sure your Twitter settings are changed to Spanish for this.
10. Submit your own Spanish meme to MemeMartes. Include at least 4 questions for your meme.
B. Watch & Listen
1. Watch one of the 1 minute videos from “6 grados de separación: México conectado con el mundo”. Write a summary and include some images.
2. Listen to Spanish-language radio (Pandora or batanga) for one hour (music) or 30 minutes (talk).
3. Watch a Spanish telenovela for one hour.
4. Watch 3 videoclips on sports and 3 videoclips on current news on Univisión.
5. Listen to a sermon (at least 20 minutes) in Spanish (Oneplace).
6. Complete a song on lyricstraining.com. and screen-shot the results (MEDIUM or higher difficulty).
7. Watch a movie in Spanish. Write a short summary.
8. Watch five videos Intermediate B or higher on http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/
9. Watch the ESPN 30 for 30 “Brothers in Exile.”
10. Look through these videos, read the questions, choose a few that interest you and listen to three of these videos and write a summary about what you heard.
C. Read & Write.
1. Play Words With Friends? Challenge Señor Daves (username: kendaves) in Spanish! You must place at least 3 words in Spanish. Figure out what the words played (yours and Sr. Daves') mean in English.
2. Read a Spanish-language magazine for 30 minutes (may be online). Suggestions:
3. Read/listen to Spanish news on ine. Suggestions:
4. Play on one or more corporate Spanish-language websites for 45 minutes, such as:
4. Read a book in Spanish for 30 minutes. Sr. Daves has Harry Potter or The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe in Spanish.
5. Read 3 familiar chapters of the Bible in Spanish.
6. Explore the Spanish-language section of Barnes & Noble (music, kids’ books, and/or adult books) for 30 minutes and find two things you would like to own.
7. Do one of these movie related activities.
8. Do one of the activities having to do with commercials in Spanish here.
9. Read and listen to an article on Veinte Mundos.
D. Speak & Do
1. Make a music video to a Spanish song we’ve heard in class. You must sing the chorus & include two scenes.
2. Create a LyricsTraining video for a song we have listened to but is not on their website.
3. Go to a Mexican restaurant and using your phone, record the meal/food/decorations with your commentary in Spanish.
4. Present tense verb conjugation practice AND art work. View a description and sample here. Ask teacher for a worksheet to do.
5. Find a commercial in Spanish. Transcribe it and email it to me with a link. If it is good, I will use it for class (ours or a Spanish I or II class).
6. Choose a Spanish speaking place that you would like to investigate. Find a hotel, what type of activities you could do there, and what you could see there. Share links to the information you find.
7. Document Spanish signs around Las Cruces and interpret meanings. Take photos or video of at least 5 signs.
8. Have a 10-minute conversation with Siri in Spanish. What was her best answer?
9. Use the self-checkout at Wal-Mart and change the language to Spanish. Videotape your checkout.
10. Take a popular song or scene from a movie and run it through all the languages in Google Translate. Make a poster showing the difference between the original and the translated text.
11. Create a Blubbr video with a Spanish video we have watched in class. Include at least 5 questions.
12. Create a wishlist of 10 items on Amazon Spain. Share your wishlist.
13. Record a 1 minute self-diary of you talking about your favorite Spanish musician.
14. Learn a clean Spanish joke (not an English joke translated) and explain it to the class using only Spanish.
15. Study a new set on any new topic on QUIZLET.
16. Find a famous work of art by a Spanish speaking artist. Post a picture of it. Write 4-6 sentences describing what you see and a 4-6 sentences about the artist.