I am so excited to be contributing to Technology Tailgate!!! This is an amazing group of bloggers with some GREAT ideas I can't wait to steal use in my classroom! :)
I have a fun vocabulary activity that can be done using iMovie (or any video making program)... I'm an Apple girl ;-)
I had my second grade students creating these videos last year once they understood the iMovie basics, and it was especially helpful for my English Language Learner students! If you only have one device, you can create them as a front loading type activity for a story or topic and have the kids watch them. Or you could have the students create them at a center. They can be created on an iPod Touch, iPad, laptop, or desktop.
First, students complete a "Vocabulary Video Planning Sheet." You can give the kiddos specific words, or you can allow them to choose words that interest them from the story or the topic.
Then the kids get busy creating their videos. This can be done individually, or collaboratively!
In this case, I created one for one of our first stories of the year...