I'm always discovering new apps that help us in the classroom to new, exciting, and cool things. Each has a purpose or different angle, but in the end, these apps are there to help students find their voice and speak up when maybe that can't do it in a traditional manner. Honestly, I've received some clever and good projects from students using media tools who are otherwise ALWAYS QUIET.
Watch the following video to get an idea of what can happen:
- Research a recipe.
- Find the ingredients in German
- Re-write the recipe and simply it. Pre-write, write, write, final draft (We focused on using the impersonal word 'man' in German and the auxiliary verbs: have to, should, etc.)
- Make an audio recording of the recipe
- Make a video of the recipe and condense into three minutes.
- Bring in a sample of what you made for all to enjoy!
What are some other tools I use to get kids to talk:
Toontastic (great now that it is free)
Puppet Pals 2 (or the first one as well)
Touchcast - more on this awesome tool later!
Voice Record Pro 7
What are some of the tools you use to get your kids to talk?