The application can be used by students to prepare a short presentation on just about anything. It allows them to choose videos and photos and then talk over them, using a very simple interface. For more on that check out: Using Videolicious to help students with oral presentations in a language class
But what about using it to just present a learning context, in such a way that students are captivated and motivate to learn?
Recently we went through the MELS LES entitled “Celebrations Elementary Cycle Two” (available with login on LEARN), and we added comments as to how to use iPads during the LES. We uploaded the LES with commentary as iPadified-ElemCycle2-Celebrations into the private ERC PLC portal area. At the beginning of the LES, we thought that the introduction of the context for students could use a little iPadified punch. So, we suggested simply presenting the context over top of images and videos. A simple use of iPads to help get things started.
Here’s a sample video using the technique described by Avi in the blog post above, and with part of the introductory text in the Celebrations LES. Obviously, a student could be using the application to read through their own interpretations of celebrations too!