Teacher Review For iMovie

iMovie allows the students to explore their inner creative soul by sharing their best learning practices through a picture, movie clip, music, images, or voice.

david c.
Classroom teacher
Sweetwater High School
National City, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
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 More than 15 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
My students use iMovie to capture their best practices on paper, pdf files, images, or live recording. They enjoyed getting into groups and providing a one minute clip of their math knowledge and sharing that clip with their partners to compile the clips into a three minute iMovie. Some students recording themselves solving math questions on a sheet of paper, while others provided a Popplet, pictures from their picture roll, Notability notes, or a small clip from Explain Everything. My students creatively compiled the math movies, added special features to their films such as music and special effects from the iMovie features. The iMovie's were exported into a class google drive folder for sharing and review purposes.
My Take
iMovie is a great way to engage students into compiling their talents into one film roll. They are continuously engaged and seeking better ways to improve their movies and most importantly the movies are used as a final review at the end of the semester. I love everything about iMovie: simple, intuitive, seamless, exporting features, sharing, creativity, multimedia, and most importantly universal among all content areas.