Teacher Review For iMovie

Easy way to create videos on any topic!

Anna G.
Classroom teacher
James Denman Middle School
San Francisco, CA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Math, Science
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Before I had access to iPads, my students used to create posters and occasionally a Powerpoint presentation on units of study. Now, students use iMovie to create videos of the units of study. I give my students a rubric of required information to include in the movie. Once they find the information, they create their movie in the span of a period. I've also had students take iPads on field trips to document the field trip and show their expertise about one thing they learned during the field trip.
My Take
I love iMovie. It is very easy to use and kids can easily create a simple video in a matter of minutes. It really allows for creativity and collaboration when making the videos. Kids are motivated to add their own flair to their movies. Also, because learn in many different ways, they have a much better recall of knowledge from watching their classmate's presentations.