YEAR 11 IB AB INITIO MANDARIN – MLC/NEWINGTON/SACS PARTNERSHIP CLASS –

WEATHER REPORTERS

This term we are focusing on the topic of weather and seasons. Students were asked to compile a three day weather forecast on a city of their choice in China. Once they had compiled their ideas for the forecast, they had to practice it in order to say the forecast in front of a green screen, just like the real weather people do!

We ventured down on a Monday afternoon to the SACS SAH Library green screen space. Using the GreenScreen by DoInk app, each student gave a wonderful verbal weather forecast in Mandarin. Even our professional experience student, Miss Hua, gave her own weather forecast.

The students liked the opportunity of going down to the green screen to film their own forecasts rather than just uploading the audio to Schoology as we usually do. It gave the task a true context and they got to see the behind the scenes of what I would be like on a weather report. The green screen activity was simple to set up and most students got it all in the first take! Easy to export and upload to Schoology for the students to share with their friends.

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