The first video clip was a short clip of monkeys communicating with each other to illustrate expression. After watching the clip, I had the children talk about what they heard and how they could read the title of the book we would be reading expressively like monkeys.
The second clip I used was a short video clip of swans gliding smoothly along water. After watching this, I had the children explain and demonstrate to me what the difference is between reading with and without expression.
Because I was working with only a small group of students, I used my laptop to show the video clips. Although it was big enough for the students to see the videos, I think it would have been even better if I could have shown the videos on a larger screen.
I had to keep the sound of the monkeys low since the other students in the class were working on other tasks.
Although the students did not physically use the technology, they were actively involved in the use of technology because they were able to watch the videos, and then discuss and demonstrate how they could relate what they saw in the videos to how they should read.