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.
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