Movie maker

23-Oct-2009

MEC Trainer, Joanna Trzmielewska, writes:

Dvolver provides you with the creative tools to make a movie in just a few steps.

 

If you think that your students would be interested in practising their English by making short movies, go to the Movie-maker tab at the top of the home page. You can either view a sample movie or go straight to the Moviemaker function.First, select a background, a basic plot, and your characters. Next, type in their lines – there is a limit of 100 text characters per line, but you can add however many scenes you want. Finally, select the background music and the style of the opening titles. Once you are done, click on ‘Finish movie’. You will be able to view the movie and get the embed code for it. You could send it to your students via email, or save it on your website.

 

Below are two examples:

 

Teenagers:

 

 

Adults:

 

 

 

How to use it with students:

Send students a link to the movie you made using the ‘Publish Web Links’ option on Campus, and ask them to spot as many language mistakes as they can.

Ask students to make a sequel of your movie.

Use the movie to introduce grammar points and vocabulary.

Get students to summarize a reading they have done through a short movie.

Since you can add several scenes, you could create a starting scene together, and then ask each student to add a new scene – this way, the final result would be a collective effort!

 

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