Teachers' Ideas and iMovie: Examples
First, Charity, our teacher, used a planning guide-sheet she would use with kids to plan the retelling experience. CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW TO SEE THE TEACHER'S IDEAS. This is what a student would create before digitally expressing his/her retelling.
The video below is a story retelling or digital learning expression from a teacher participating in this project. She does not use the green-screen, but she uses a camera, iMovie, and Marcus Pfister's Book~The Rainbow Fish to create a retelling. SEE IT BELOW.
Mallory took the story The Magic Hat by Mem Fox and illustrated retelling. First, she had to create a plan. This is her plan before any filming or Green-Screen effects were used. Remember, planning is important!!!!!
Here is the completed video Mallory created illustrating retelling of THE MAGIC HAT by Mem Fox. The video featured the GREEN-SCREEN capabilities in IMovie 10.
Olivia completed a mixture of retelling and vocabulary focused experiences using the book, Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. She modeled what a child may use to retell this story. Also, she modeled how a child reader would choose words that are confusion or unknown to look-up and incorporate within a retelling and vocabulary learning I-Movie. See the planning sheets below.
Olivia's video I-Movie is below... She used puppets, the green-screen, and I-Movie sound effects and music to create an original engaging retelling of Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. Notice how she spotlighted the unknown words she found in the story using I-Movie's titles. A child could illustrate his/her vocabulary learning digitally using multimedia effects and tools in I-Movie.
All The Teachers Together (Charity, Mallory, and Olivia)
The teachers wanted to have an active theatrical I-Movie that teaches vocabulary. They choose to act-out words from a Winnie the Poo story called Pooh's 101 Uses for a Honey Pot by Ernest H. Shepard. Most of the planning was accomplished via oral discussion; however, samples of the discussion notes and words from the book chosen are displayed below on the planning sheets...
The video I-Movie is an example of how teachers could get students to act out word meanings from a text. A teacher would need to be prepared and focused to accomplish this complex mix of best practices, vocabulary learning experiences, and multimedia technology. The teachers modeled the powerful combination of I-Movie and literacy experiences.
Two Basic BDA Digital Learning Expressions Lessons:
1 for Retelling and 1 for Vocabulary
Our experiences working on Green-Screen and I-Movie helped us develop these BDA plans for all teachers to consider before employing digital learning expressions with students. These two plans facilitate with vocabulary and retelling instruction.