Student voice and student choice sound amazing but what does that mean exactly? Student choice should be where students decide what they learn but also should be for them to decide how they present what they have learned. Here are a few choices that allow students to express themselves in different ways and with a brief overview. I'll cover these in more detail in the next few days or you can email me at email@example.com and we can get the ball rolling!
An online based video editor that works great with Chromebooks, WeVideo can be upgraded annually to allow students access to all the bells and whistles. It can be upgraded to 34 seats or more for a little more than $200. If that is too much for your school or district, don't worry because students can keep a free account forever! It will limit their recording time but can be used over and over as long as projects are deleted. Students can present their understanding by recording video, doing a voice over or as a compliment to a live demonstration.
With a new interface and more streamlined than before, Google sites will allow students to create a website by dragging and dropping components. They can create new pages, link from page to page, embed media and more. Students can link ideas that are interconnected via web pages and for some students this may be an easier option than to just type out an essay. Click the link below to go the new Google sites page.
Do Ink green screen app IOS
Green screen is a very cool way of superimposing video and photos onto each other in layers. One of the easiest ways to do this is using the Do Ink app on IOS. Students shoot video, import it into the app and then change it up by adding photos. It easy to use and setting up your green screen is easy!
Students can create an animation that allows them to express themselves in a manner they may not be used to. They can create an animation with the many easy to use tools provided and customize the information that is displayed.
One of the most commonly used programs and also one of the best, this allows students to create a slideshow presentation. They can add photos, link to videos and even add music! A great program for giving students a different way to show what they know but that also hits that little thing we need more of, public speaking!
Stickbot stop motion app IOS/Android
An easy to use app that allows for easy creation of stop motion animation, Stickbots are inexpensive and for your close you may only need a couple. A completely different method of delivering content, it is also a new way for students to show what they know. The app is free and allows for other objects to come into their videos. This will allow for students to use Stickbots with any subject they choose since they can bring in props to further show their understanding of content material! Below is a link to a quick tutorial.
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