Using web cams to evaluate reading skills and engage students

This morning I worked with our special needs teacher and school librarian to promote reading amongst a group of year 7 students who struggle in developing their literacy skills. This task involved students reading aloud The Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and recording their performances with web cams before watching their recorded videos, evaluating their readings and discussing what makes a reading ‘come alive.’

Funny how a $12 web cam can be so versatile, isn’t it? Here’s the video of the process and the end result:

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Cellist, singer/songwriter, school teacher, nerd, recent scooter enthusiast and failed philosopher.
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