At a session on iPads last weekend at The Edscape Conference (they are already planning the 2013 version!); Beth Holland from EdTechTeacher suggested several ways for using the iPad as a creation tool. (Here is a link to her entire presentation on what students can do with an iPad). I really liked this Animoto example. The students are creating a digital guide to Macbeth.
Here is an except from her blog post:
“I want my students to collaborate in order to better comprehend difficult texts or dramatic works.
Learning Objectives: In addition to identifying key quotations, references, and literary devices, as well as defining vocabulary in context, students learn….
- To collaborate with their peers
- To communicate with text, imagery, sound, and animation
- To present information in a clear, logical manner
Project: Online Presentations – for each scene or chapter in the text, students create a short video presentation to identify key points, define relevant vocabulary, and make critical connections. These videos, when aggregated into a collection, provide students with a review of the overall text as well as a study guide to increase comprehension.”
Beth shared the students are reading the text in class, reviewing the key ideas and vocabulary words as homework, and then taking ten minutes in the beginning of the next class to create the video. While her example is created using an iPad, you could use another web 2.0 tools and a pc. Our students could do this- I am looking for a class- call me!