Wednesday, April 26, 2017
 


  

Engage Your Students in the Vocabulary Building Process

Make vocabulary building fun by assigning word projects to your students and uploading their work to the site. Here are a few tips for making effective vocabulary videos:

  • While transforming your idea into a vocab video go for the main elements associated with the word. For example, if your video is for the word 'Belligerent' (which means ready to fight) then it should contain audio or visual cues of anger or aggression. 
  • You may also add humor, dramatization or emotions to help people remember the word and its meaning more easily.
  • You can also paste the embed code of public domain videos which help explain the meaning of a word. Please do not upload videos for which you do not own or control the copyrights.
  • There are no format restrictions as such but one general guideline is to start the video with the word and its meaning and to end it the same way. 

 

There are plenty of free webtools available which can be used to create vocabulary videos. Here are some that we like:

Xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people

Xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people. Their approach to movie-making builds on an almost universally held skill—typing. You type something and it is turned it into a movie. 

 

GoAnimate.com is an entertainment website that enables the simple creation of unique computer animated stories

GoAnimate is an entertainment website that enables the simple creation of unique computer animated stories, satires and sentiments that can be shared with the entire online community. 


ToonDoo is a cool, comic-creating tool from Jambav, a fun site for kids

 

ToonDoo is a cool, comic-creating tool from Jambav, a fun site for kids. Jambav is devoted to creating a unique array of free and customizable online games of educational value for children of all abilities.  

 

 

 Use one of the tools above or just scan hand-drawn pictures and use windows movie maker to create vocabulary vidoes. Here is an example of how a 6th grade teacher created some excellent vocabulary videos with the help of his students.

Finally upload your vides by clicking on the "Upload Video" link in the footer. 

 

 

 

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Engage Your Students in the Vocabulary Building Process

Make vocabulary building fun by assigning word projects to your students and uploading their work to the site. Here are a few tips for making effective vocabulary videos:

  • While transforming your idea into a vocab video go for the main elements associated with the word. For example, if your video is for the word 'Belligerent' (which means ready to fight) then it should contain audio or visual cues of anger or aggression. 
  • You may also add humor, dramatization or emotions to help people remember the word and its meaning more easily.
  • You can also paste the embed code of public domain videos which help explain the meaning of a word. Please do not upload videos for which you do not own or control the copyrights.
  • There are no format restrictions as such but one general guideline is to start the video with the word and its meaning and to end it the same way. 

 

There are plenty of free webtools available which can be used to create vocabulary videos. Here are some that we like:

Xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people

Xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people. Their approach to movie-making builds on an almost universally held skill—typing. You type something and it is turned it into a movie. 

 

GoAnimate.com is an entertainment website that enables the simple creation of unique computer animated stories

GoAnimate is an entertainment website that enables the simple creation of unique computer animated stories, satires and sentiments that can be shared with the entire online community. 


ToonDoo is a cool, comic-creating tool from Jambav, a fun site for kids

 

ToonDoo is a cool, comic-creating tool from Jambav, a fun site for kids. Jambav is devoted to creating a unique array of free and customizable online games of educational value for children of all abilities.  

 

 

 Use one of the tools above or just scan hand-drawn pictures and use windows movie maker to create vocabulary vidoes. Here is an example of how a 6th grade teacher created some excellent vocabulary videos with the help of his students.

Finally upload your vides by clicking on the "Upload Video" link in the footer. 

 

 

 

 Back to Teachers Page

 


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