Monday, May 4, 2009

Photobooth for literacy development

Lately we have been using the video feature in Photobooth to record students reading their stories and poems to create small video clips which can be inserted into a Keynote or Powerpoint as a class digital reader. This provides students with an audience for their writing and motivation for their writing. We have also been creating small movies of students interviewing a partner about a book they are reading or about their topic study. This creates a learning opportunity to script open ended questions and also for the students to articulate their learning. The movie clips can be shared with other classes as well to share the learning and provide an extra audience. The movies can also be a reflective tool for students to reflect on their literacy skills.

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