Teacher Review For iMovie

Endless Potential for Unlocking Creativity

Bethany R.
School district administrator
WAY Academy of Flint
Flint, MI
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
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
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
iMovie is a fantastic tool for unlocking the creative genius in any student. It's easy to navigate and Apple has a plethora of tutorial videos and support guides to assist in learning the tool. These generally aren't needed, however, until the user gets to higher levels of editing and production. The students I've worked on iMovie with have found it to be very intuitive. Our students have used it to create documentary videos, public service announcements, original shorts, animated skits, tutorial videos, and so much more. iMovie has allowed our students to create professional looking videos with minimal need for support related to technology. One of my favorite features of iMovie is trailer creation. My students have used this feature to create fictional movie trailers for literature we've studied in class, often with phenomenal results.
My Take
iMovie is one of the most versatile teaching tools I've used. It can be used in almost any content area for a multitude of purposes. It's ease of use and flexibility make iMovie one of my favorite technology tools of all time.