Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vocabulary Videos

Hi there!!!

It's Sandy from 


Soaring Through Second

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...

Check it out! 



Hop on over to my blog to grab the { PLANNING SHEET } and { STUDENT DIRECTIONS } for the project. 

And please, let me know what you think! 

Questions??? Please, ask away!!!

I'd love to hear from you!!! :) 
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21 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea!! I can't wait to use this in my classroom. My students will love this!Thanks for sharing!
    Amanda
    Adventures in Primary Education

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  2. I Love it. How would you tweak or change it with older students? I teach 6th grade. I would love your ideas.

    Nicole

    Teaching, Stitching, and Parenting

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    1. Hi Nicole! For older students, I might have them include a synonym and antonym for the word, and possibly a personal connection to the word. They could do a quick draw of the word and take a picture of it along with the photograph. I love this activity because it can be done with any subject area or story. I hope this helps! :)

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  3. Great idea, Sandy. Thanks for sharing. I especially love that you have them do the planning sheet so they really have to think through the process and the words before creating the video.

    Farrah
    ThinkShareTeach

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  4. I LOVE this! I'm a huge fan of iMovie on the iPads!

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  5. GREAT idea! I had my second graders use Powerpoint to make comprehension games. They would write multiple choice questions to go with our stories and have the wrong answers "fly" out. They LOVED it! Then I would take all their slides and put it into 1 Powerpoint for the "big game" before the comprehension test. This site also had some Jeopardy type games already made to go with our reading series. http://jeopardylabs.com/

    One last thing, on your video (at 51 seconds) the word shown is diary and judging by the video it should be dairy.

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  6. What a great idea and your video was too cute!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Maria
    Kinder-Craze

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  7. Is there something like iMovie that is a free app?

    Thanks,
    Kristen

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  8. Is there something like iMovie that is a free app?

    Thanks,
    Kristen

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