My advice is to first make a multimodal text.....See the Write task where I ask you to respond to a text with a multmodal text...you could use that.....
I first did this planning on the Google Doc I can now turn this into a lesson plan.
I know this sounds backwards, and I never have you start with the product but you need to know you can make a multimodal text.
Technology Not Required
Mutlimodal does not mean digital and digital does not mean multimodal. My favorite way to teach students to read poetry is multimodal and has students design collages.
Make a Podcast
In my literacy mantra I made a flip book like explanation. I just stacked my phone camera on a bunch of books.
I also do little clip art talks with paper cut outs
You can do "In Plain English" style videos. I always pre write a script. I like to divide it into three columns, the text, me, and ay actions.
Use a Voice Animation Program
Use a Sock Puppet App
This is one of many sock puppets apps on iOS devices that kids love.
Use a text to Speech App
These are fun as all you have to do is type and it gets converted to text. So many uses in the langauge arts classroom.
Do a Pecha Flickr
You can make a timeline
TimelineJS is a great tool. You turn a Google spreasheet into an interactive multimedia task.
Use Movie Making Apps
So many choices for movie making apps. Yoiu can make book trailers in iOS, short clips in Animoto or try WeVideo on Chrome.
Use an Animation App
There are so many choices on different platforms for animation apps. The key is to remember to enhance your pedagogical goal. What is the animation giving you that just talking to the camera wouldn't? Time is precious.
Make a Website
From a fake Facebook page, movie posters, poems to a Star Wars crawler. You can use ELA content to master the basics of how we read, write, and participate online.