This is a great every day example of how a more connected classroom changes the way in which students learn:
First, I would love to take your Blended Learning Rhetoric and Composition class. Do you have a class website for this course that I can follow along with?
Second, I absolutely love your use of Todaysmeet to get all of the voices in the room. When students who don’t/won’t speak in class are given the opportunity to take part in the discussion, the whole community of learners win.
I also wonder what would happen if you did a side-by-side comparison of these two films using Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker (https://popcorn.webmaker.org/) or something similar. Would the students be able to see the choices being made to tell the same story with a different lens? Also, my favorite Hamlet film is with Ethan Hawke, as I think that the updated space/time with the original language is a really amazing choice for seeing just how relevant these themes can be.
Again, thank you for this post. The connections your students are making to their lives should not be minimized. You are allowing entry points that all students should have, but many do not. Keep doing amazing things!
Also, thanks for the Chirp recommendation. I hadn’t seen it yet.