Using iMovie in the ElementaryClassroomCharice WilczynskiTechnology Integration Specialist Presentation
PedagogyWhat does the learning look like?iMovie allows students to apply their 21st century skills:• Communication• Collaboration• Creativity• Critical thinkingHow will this tool change the learning?By using the green screen feature on iMovie,students can present information from any givenlocation/setting, thereby making learningauthentic and meaningful.
The TaskGrade Level: 3rdSubject: ScienceLesson Topic: Space UnitLearning Objectives: The students will… Write a narrative that describes an individualplanet’s position, rotation, size, gravity, orbit,atmosphere, composition, rings, and discovery Present this narrative behind a green screen Import the presentation into iMovie Insert background pictures that correlate with thenarrative of the video
Materials1. Digital camera or an iPad/iPod2. Green or blue construction paper3. A Mac computer with the iMovieapplication
Step 1Using a digital camera or aniPad/iPod, record a video of thestudent.
Step 2Plug the device into the computer’sUSB drive. Drag a copy of the videofile on to the desktop.
Step 3Launch iMovie and import movie fromthe File menu.
Step 4The video will appear in the event window.Select the entire video and drag it into theproject library.
Step 5Click ―Preferences‖ from the iMovie menu.From the ―General‖ tab, check ―ShowAdvanced Tools.‖
Step 6Find a picture to use as a background. Savethe picture to the desktop. Drag anddrop the picture on top of the backgroundclip in the timeline.
Step 7Select ―Green Screen‖ from the popupmenu. Finalize the video under the ―Export‖toolbar.
SummaryTeacher testimonial:―Rather than relying onstatic materials such astextbooks and films,students can create areport from any place inthe world using iMovie’sgreen screen effect. Thishas made learningexperiences interactive forevery student—all withoutleaving the comfort andsafety of the classroom!‖“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob ourchildren of tomorrow.” -John DeweyiMovie allows students to applytheir 21st century skills:• Communication – writing/speaking• Collaboration – heterogeneousgrouping• Creativity/critical thinking –narratives will challenge studentsto use their imagination and thinkflexibly