Clarelle Davis, a Year 3/4 teacher, at Point England School has been using short video snippets as a strategy to engage her learners in retelling stories in their own words. The students worked on their stories over a number of days and were able to respond to feedback by adding detail and editing their work. They also created a picture of their story to share on their blog accompany their writing. Clarelle's students used Pixlr to create their photos but you could also use Google Drawings if your students are familiar with this tool.
Check out their Robots and Friendship stories and artwork from their class blog.