Lights! Camera! Action! : Engaging language learners through immersive video technology
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Participants will learn how to use Moo-O and Newsmaker to enhance reading skills and proficiency.
Moo-O app lets the students become the characters in their story books, allowing them to practice their reading fluency skills. Before the students start "acting”, they can first listen to the story and then learn the key words; at the end of their "acting," they will produce a video that they can share with their teachers and parents. To complete the learning cycle, the students can tell and record their own version of the story based on the pictures. (Moo-O is ideal for K-3 students.)
NewsMaker software lets students create their news videos easily and collaboratively. There are also features that allow students to mimic the actual news program, for example, there are animation videos like the spinning globe that students can use at the start of their news programs or to transit from one news segment to another. Teachers can also create templates to provide scaffolds for those students who need more help with writing or designing the videos. (NewsMaker is ideal for students grade 4 and above.)