Every child made a small film explaining two or three homophones. The films were then shared so all the students could easily consult them when they needed a word for their writing.
After studying the Celts for 4 months, the students were asked to choose something they learned and show it to their classmates. Some cooked food, others dressed up as Boudicca and Celts. Three 6th graders created a film about the Celtic warriors. They used the trailer function in iMovie.
For his book report, this 6th grader made an amazing film, combining small videos made with Chatterpix. He used images from the book and added speech to them to tell the story and describe the characters. This made the book report more interesting than a classic oral presentation.
Enjoy the film!
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
The students used the application Explain Everything to record themselves explaining adverbs. It clearly worked as they all did a great job using adverbs in their writing afterwards. The videos were also saved so the children can use them as a reference when necessary.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries. Our 6th grade students took part by in this event. They practised coding with Star Wars, Frozen, MineCraft and Flappy Bird.
A little movie of a student writing code and checking his creation: movie coding