Teacher Review for iMovie

Easy to use - helps to create super videos.

Tyra W.
Technology coordinator
Ponderosa Elementary School
Aurora, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I am currently using iMovie with students from 3rd through 5th grade. These students are a mix of general and Special Education, boys, girls and varied backgrounds. We have worked on stop motion videos to promote a cause, book reviews for younger students and autobiographical videos for presentations.
My Take
Students are always engaged when in the midst of creating 'something' - for others to view. The app is easy to use, allows for basic editing, titles and some sound. I found the voice over to be a little clunky for the younger students to use, but overall kids were able to create movies to entertain, teach and inform a school wide audience about varied subjects. There is some teacher involvement as I collected all the movies to my computer and burned DVD's for kids to take home.