When I headed off to Morocco, one of goals that I shared with many teachers (including teachers in morocco) was to find a way to build relationships, not only with other teachers but also between my classes and students in Morocco. My host teacher, Brahim, shared this goal and we worked out a plan to introduce our classes via video. I recorded messages from students at my school to his classes in Goulmima and edited them into a short introduction video. Then, while I was in Goulmima, we showed the video to his students and I recorded similar messages from them to my students. I am posting the two videos here, as they demonstrate the early efforts at getting our students to collaborate. Both sets of students have been anxious to see these films and to begin to communicate together. Our goal (Brahim and I) is to continue filming video messages back and forth until we can build an online platform that our students can use to communicate directly - sharing ideas and learning about each other.
AOC Students Messages to Morocco
Students From Goulmima Messages to America