Teacher Review for iMovie

Great App for Movie-Making and Trailers!

Jana S.
Technology Integration Specialist
Mt. Lebanon School District
Pittsburgh, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I would use this app in my teaching for movie-making. Students can choose to make a movie or use a trailer. The interface for adding video, photos, audio, ect is user-friendly. One negative is that green screening is currently not compatible using the imovie app. Creating trailers is a nice way to get familiar with iMove, because there are pre-made templates. There are not a whole lot of templates to choose from, but the ones that are there are nice. Students can easily toggle between storyboard and outline and complete the information. Templates are great for doing advertisements. Students can create movies for several literacy projects including a story retelling or a biography. Movie-making is cross-curricular and can be utilized in all subject areas.
My Take
I love this app! I think it's a great movie making tool. The app can be utilized with many different types of learners and can be integrated in a variety of classroom lessons. Using iMovie allows students to be creative and collaborative with their peers on making a video. It would be a nice addition if an iMovie could be directly saved into Google Drive, but there are a variety of sharing options. Ultimately, I think this app helps to implement higher-order thinking skills in the classroom and lessons can be modified using iMovie to reach any type of learner.