An animated dictionary is a fun way for students to see vocabulary words come to life. The students can select a video that they feel best represents the word an create a GIF. Here is an example with the word geyser.
To create an animated dictionary I suggest using the following tools:
Here is a quick video showing you the steps I took to create the animated dictionary.
I suggest having the students write the definition, in their own words, of the vocabulary word in the presentation notes section.
- Create a dictionary for each unit and have students collaboratively build animations based on unit vocabulary.
- Group students and assign various roles (example: GIF Maker, Word Maker, Definer).
- Have students collaboratively create a whole class animated dictionary.
- Have students create individual dictionaries and share with one another.