Teacher Review For iMovie

Easy way to edit basic videos.

Brian S.
Classroom teacher
Grosse Pointe North High School
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I teach a video production class and imovie is very easy to use but does not give students all of the choices they are looking for in creating their video. Creating basic promo videos with still pictures are incredibly easy and fun for the students to create. It is difficult if you want to use a more advanced techniques in your video and should use a program with great depth like FCX or Avid.
My Take
Perfect for middle school students or a beginning level introductory class. imovie takes the decision out of the hands of the students to make the project easy to complete and also forces many projects to be very similar. I did enjoy the very little setup time that was needed and the resources available online for students to help them expand their knowledge of the app.