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3. iMovie in Education
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7. iMovie lets students focus on content, not videography
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11. Teachers & Technology: English with an Edge
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iMovie in Education
http://iMovie in Education
This site is a combination of different iMovie videos
that people have created for use in the classroom. This
site has videos pertaining to fractions, elementary
science methods, and just basic overall questions.
What is most appealing about iMovie, according to
this article, is the fact that it is so diverse. When a
teacher created an iMovie of a pond which featured
animals and plants that live around the pond. Instead
of looking in boring textbooks, this tool allows the
pictures to come a live and gives the students a feeling
of being at that pond and may give a better grip on the
topic being discussed.
One of the things I found interesting and proves that
iMovie can have an important impact on the learning
process of your children. Sierra, a seven year old, was
on summer break before third grade. She had been
struggling with her fractions. Dr. Rebecca Ambrose
introduced iMovie videos to help guide her along the
process of learning the material.
iMovie lets students focus on
content, not videography
iMovie lets students focus on content, not videography
One of the major fears of using this tool in the
classroom is the belief that students will focus on
making the video instead of learning the material
involved. This article goes on the prove that this is not
the case. This video shows that it is possible to create
an impressive or satisfactory movie and nail all the
educational points at the same time.
Chris Dawson, the creator of the article, feels the bets
part of about iMovie is that the process of creating the
project is the prime focus because the editing tools are
incredibly easy to do.
He feels that Apple has done such a great job with this
tool, he hopes that the company can come out with a
better calculator that can help students pick up better
This article defends the fact that iMovie is a great tool
for the classroom and does not distract the student
from the tasks at hand. Since editing and formatting
are incredibly easy to use with iMovie, excellent work
is easy to do and allows a student’s imagination to run
wild without it hurting his or her grade. I can not wait
to install this tool into my classroom.
English with an Edge
Teachers & Technology: English with an Edge : May
2008 : THE Journal
An article about Andie Brown, an English teacher from
Parkway South High School, who is pictured below.
She used iMovie in her classroom. She noticed that all
her students participated, even the students who did
not join in on projects earlier in the year. A tool like
this allows students to direct their own creations and
puts them in charge. Every teenager craves the
opportunity to be in charge.
Mrs. Brown even created her version of the Academy
awards. For example, she had an award for most
Administratively Offensive and Best Recovery.
Thinking outside the box is what interests young
students. They do not want to sit down all day and be
lectured about something they can find out in a book.
Students want creativeness and that is what iMovie is!
I know some of us had this article in an assignment
earlier in the year, but I was a big fan of this article. It
proves that some teachers do not reach their full
potential out of fear of what their superiors might feel
about them going to a more technological tool, instead
of the boring textbook. A major reason why principals
fear technology because when thinking
technology, expensive comes to mind. This is a cheap
and great tool for students to use and believe me my
iMovie is an extremely interactive tool and should be
used more frequently throughout schools in this
country. We have new technologies that could further
educate the youth of today, yet we hold back on using
them. Why? Why punish the students by depriving
them of this great method? It is ludicrous to do such a
thing. Thank God we have teachers like Andie Brown
who do use tools like iMovie to further educate her
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