Screencast-0-matic: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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I used the webtool Screencast-o-matic to come up with the following video on the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Screencast-o-matic is a useful tool to create teacher presence especially when teacher is absent as pupils or students can see or listen to teacher’s voice in the video. The video can be kept so it can be used in future lessons. It can also be uploaded on Youtube and Frog Vle so other teachers and students can benefit from it.

Why not watch my first Screencast-o-matic video? Hope you will enjoy it!

Storytelling Ideas

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How can we create interesting lessons for storytelling?

  1. Make storycards – Use pictures.
  2. The Story Bag/ Puzzle Tale – Place pictures or objects.
  3. Use drawing – Let children draw.
  4. Acting out storybooks – with the help of props or puppets, facial expressions.
  5. Play doh storytelling – use playdoh to recreate characters in the story.
  6. Storyboxes – Making diorama.
  7. Storytelling board – Use pictures.
  8. Writing the stories based on pictures.
  9. Use realia – bring in real objects or get the pupils to bring it.
  10. Use thinking hats – De Bono hats
  11. Experiment different voices for different characters.
  12. Digital storytelling projects using StoryBird, StoryJumper, Windows Movie Maker.
  13. Story Circle – Get pupils to retell the story.
  14. A Story Treasure Hunt – Hide plot cards and get pupils to assemble the cards.
  15. Story Cubes – Dice with characters/ elements in the story.