I have facilitated quite a few projects lately where students have engaged in critical thinking and collaboration through creating voice overs.
The beauty of this lesson is that it is very versatile. I implemented it in a middle school Spanish, drama, and ELD class and a High School Spanish class. This lesson supports writing and speaking by allowing students the opportunity to creatively communicate their thinking independently and make connections to and around oral expression.
- The lesson begins with teachers using this Google Doc to inform students of the project.
- Students can write their script digitally or on paper. Some teachers gave them a graphic organizer, but we found that they didn’t really use it.
- Students choose from one of these videos to voice over. Here are instructions for the teacher on how to get videos to the students if using iPads.
- Using iMovie, students pull in the video and record their voice over the clip.
- This lesson can be adapted to laptops by using Edpuzzle. Here is a direction sheet and video to help students through the process.
iMovie can be used on iPads and Macs
EDPuzzle can be used on PCs