Bring French to Life with PowToon
Teacher introduces the student project as follows
- shows an example PowToon animated video
- describes project requirements and timeline
- 10 speaking lines (per person if done as a group)
- 20 words or medical expressions - 10 from the doctor 's office, hospital or dentist and 10 come from the list of diseases
- Including at least two sentences in the subjunctive and two relative pronouns ( who, what, which , what , what , what ), in addition that the phrases are worthy of your level of language study
- Check Ins will occur after script is written and voice over is recorded
supplies students with scoring rubric
*one class period
Students actively participate in any teacher questioning.
2 Independent Practice
Teacher supports students by:
- answering questions
- checking in with each student (or group) after
- script is written
- audio recording is complete
*If providing in-class time for completion of animated video, estimate five (40 minute) periods.
- Students create an account in PowToon by signing up via Google. (If an educator license is being used, students would then join the Teacher's class.)
- Students follow PowToon tutorial when prompted.
- Students begin building slides in PowToon.
- Students type script using Google Docs and share script with teacher for revisions and approval.
- Students record script using Audacity and upload as a voiceover to PowToon. They can also record each slide individually in PowToon.
- Students export completed PowToon and copy weblink to be shared.
3 Share and Discuss
Teacher has already set up a Discussion Board with explicit instructions on posting and commenting in the Learning Management System (in our case, Blackboard.)
*Posting and commenting can be done outside of class. If done in class, estimate approximately one class period, depending on class size and video length.
- Students create a new Discussion Board post in French, linking their PowToon for other students to view.
- Students comment on each other's posts in the Discussion board in French.