Lesson Plan

Digital Storytelling with iMovie/Padlet

How to create a forum for feedback after creating iMovie projects
Stephanee S.
Program Specialist-Instructional Technology
Fulton County School
Atlanta, GA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to provide evidence of mastery on a varitey of topics through the production of an iMovie. Planning and storyboarding with Educreations will provide an opportunity for interactive checkpoints on student progress. Students will also use a variety of writing skills and strategies to provide peer feedback, critique, and editing on a Padlet wall.



Link to using iMovie in accordance with Bloom's Taxonomy: http://www.appsinclass.com/imovie.html


**Lesson is content and grade level agnostic**

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 3 - 11
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Student Notes

1 Hook


Begin by showing students a trailer created by students to review a concept standard or area of study.  Make sure to highlight the key components: Purpose, mood, theme, audience, etc. 

Examples here:




2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Exploring

Present students with a menu of options on content they can choose to present. This should reflect with content standards and performance indicators from your specific grade level and content. 

3 Guided Practice

Allow students the opportunity to storyboard their content and plan for their iMovie.

Sample storyboards:http://timothyjefferson.com/2012/06/imovie-for-ipad-storyboard-help-sheets-for-trailers/

Educreations How-Tohttp://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/how-to-use-educreations/7416256/: 

4 Independent Practice


Students CREATE! 


5 Wrap-Up

Free, Paid

Students post completed iMovie trailer to a padlet wall (created prior to lesson).  They will also be provided with feedback from peers, and teacher.