Shelly Terrell suggests the following lessons you can do
without an Internet connection:
Commercial Ads: Students create short video
commercials in groups. Discuss stereotypes in
commercials and recreate them without the
Previews: Students create a movie preview of
a book they enjoyed and want to see adapted
Digital Stories: Students work in groups to create a digital story. There are various
video editing apps that work on any device that works offline.
Show ‘N’ Tell with a Cell: Students show pictures they took on their devices to their peers
and have a discussion of where they took the picture, what it is about, etc.
Visual Vocabulary: Each week the students take photos or record a video representing the
concepts, vocabulary, and topics being covered. They upload these collected artifacts to a
class laptop via flash stick.
How-to Videos: Each learner can create a how-to video showing a special skill, such as
cooking a recipe.