While in Virginia, a few colleagues and I were ambitious to create five instructional videos, and several Reader's Theater pieces using iMovie. We based the videos around the curriculum standards that needed to be met, and then looked to willing teachers, principals, and students to volunteer as actors!
Students were engaged during the presentation of the videos, which were accompanied by interactive notebooks. Students pushed their thinking to solve problems independently, based on the the material taught. Students were even part of the editing process of the videos, as well as creating the problems that would be acted out.
Subtraction Across Zeros
Student Readers Theater:
Andrew's Loose Tooth
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs