This week when I met with a talented colleague, Deanna Otten, to collaborate and design a lesson for her ESL students, we hit the jackpot!
Benefits of Publishing & Sharing
There are many benefits to publishing and sharing student work. The most obvious benefit is that learning can be extended beyond the classroom walls as work is easily shared with friends and relatives across the globe. Sharing with an audience serves as a motivational tool which is likely to cause students to put greater effort into their work and push themselves a little harder. With the right tools, published work can even be used to collect feedback!
Ways to Extend Learning and Engagement
After Deanna published the iMovie on YouTube, I was excited to pull it into ThingLink Video to add interactivity through the use of a variety of embeddable tools. As you watch the video, click on the tags to experience the benefits of seamless integration with tools that provide interactivity and increase engagement. Here are the tools used with each of the stories:
- PlayDate – Answer Garden
- Galapagos Islands – Google Maps
- Pete’s Fresh Market – Padlet
- Indiana – Google Docs, Form and Sheets
Explore & Interact with this Video
by Ms. Deanna Otten and her ESL Students