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App-tober #5: iMovie App Example Project


To finish off my App-tober posts, here is a sample of an iMovie app project.

In Grade 5, students are being asked to write sentences using key vocabulary words from their reading. Every other week, the students are working in groups to make these sentences into movies. The movies are being created right in iMovie on the iPod Touches using the built-in cameras. Motivation to make these movies is very high. I have witnessed groups of students who are usually not excited about vocabulary actively participating in the work and conversations necessary to show what they know about the vocabulary words. This project certainly appeals to different learning styles: visual (picture taking) and verbal/auditory (voice recording the sentences) that are not addressed with the traditional paper and pencil vocab sentence submission. The teacher’s end goal is for students to develop more content rich sentences. I think we’re heading in the right direction.

Want to revisit, the App-tober posts?

App-tober #1

App-tober #2

App-tober #3

App-tober #4

2 Comments to

“App-tober #5: iMovie App Example Project”

  1. October 30th, 2012 at 2:09 pm       karla Says:

    I did not understand the video…? Is it supposed to be a video of the vocab in action? Thx :)

  2. October 30th, 2012 at 3:33 pm       lsanderson Says:

    Hi, Karla.
    The video interpretation may have nothing to do with the literature that the student read. It’s just another way to write key book vocabulary into your own sentence(s).
    The example video showcased the word “disorganized”. The vocab word was used in the first sentence, and then supporting sentences were given to demonstrate that the creator understood the word’s meaning. For ease of production, one picture was taken for each sentence.
    We’re finding that students are very eager to do their vocabulary work this way!
    Does this help? :) Lisa

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