Glenn Students “Feud” with Peers in Oregon


On February 15, students enrolled in Sheri Davis’s Level 4 Spanish classes at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School put their language skills to the test as they played a game of ¿Qué Dice la Gente? against students at Ashland High School in Ashland, Oregon. Translated to "What do the people say?” the game is similar in fashion to “Family Feud.”
During the game, the Glenn students could see their peers in Ashland via videoconference, and vice versa. Throughout the friendly game the peers battled against one other to communicate and answer questions – speaking only in Spanish, of course.
The game of ¿Qué Dice la Gente? was one of many interactive projects the Glenn students have participated in during the year with the Ashland students, but the first “live” meeting between the two groups. Prior activities included writing messages and speaking to one another. The students had not seen each other prior to the videoconference, however, as the teachers wanted to promote interaction that was devoid of judgments based on appearances.
According to Ms. Davis, “We are planning more activities in the future, each using a different technological tool based on the learning.”