iMovie

iMovie is a movie-creation app that allows users opportunities to create a digital story. In the app, users have the option to start from scratch or to select a pre-made template. Either way, users are able to add and edit text, visuals, and audio to create their own iMovie. Because of the versatility of the app, users can create a short trailer for just about any school-appropriate topic. Instructional Ideas After selecting a template, students can use it to create movie trailers about significant people, famous places, or historical events. Students can create an iMovie about a specific…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 8.8
B. Design - 8.9
C. Engagement - 9.7

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Summary : iMovie... Creating digital stories every day!

iMovie is a movie-creation app that allows users opportunities to create a digital story. In the app, users have the option to start from scratch or to select a pre-made template. Either way, users are able to add and edit text, visuals, and audio to create their own iMovie. Because of the versatility of the app, users can create a short trailer for just about any school-appropriate topic.

Instructional Ideas

  1. After selecting a template, students can use it to create movie trailers about significant people, famous places, or historical events.
  2. Students can create an iMovie about a specific topic that can be shared with other students to support their learning of that topic.
  3. Teachers can create iMovies to introduce new content to students or to review previously learned content. Once they have made the iMovie, teachers may play it for students in class or post it to their class website.
  4. Students can create iMovie trailers as research projects. For instance, Social Studies students could create an iMovie about how the economy affects society, and Science students could create an iMovie to explain the water cycle. Additionally, teachers could have students use other apps such as the Google Search Engine app or an encyclopedia app to research information about a topic, and then use that information in their iMovies.
  5. Procedural knowledge can be taught using iMovies. For example, Math students can create iMovies that explain how to solve an equation, and Art students can create an iMovie to demonstrate different drawing techniques.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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