21st Century Book Reports with iMovie Trailers

12/18/2014 1:52:00 AM
Apple did an awesome thing when they added the trailer feature into iMovie. You can easily create a professional looking video in literally minutes. Whether you are using the Mac version (desktop/laptop) or the iPad App, there are so many ways students can use iMovie Trailers to show their learning.
Here is a short list:
  • Book Trailers
  • Commercials
  • Promotional
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Project Based Learning
  • Science Projects
  • Famous People
The list goes on.....


The iMovie app is so simple to use, and if you are also using Google Apps for Education, the Open-in Feature within Google Drive allows you to share photos and video footage between ipads or computers to promote collaboration. You start by uploading the data to Google Drive, then on the iPad select the footage, then the open-in feature by selecting iMovie, or another compatible app.


Watch this short video that explains the Book Trailer process from a student's perspective.



I worked with 1st & 4th graders to create a Book Trailer on their favorite books. Check out some of their projects below.



View more projects  on Ms. Bergin's classroom blog here
For a full lesson plan on how to incorporate book trailers into your classroom, check out my APP Flow on Graphite Common Sense Media website.

What ways are using iMovie Trailers in your classroom?

cross-posted at msedtechie.blogspot.com

Patricia Brown is the Technology Integration Coach at Old Bonhomme Elementary School in Saint Louis, MO, where she implemented the first annual OB Family Tech week and Digital Learning Day. As a classroom teacher, she was awarded a $25,000 Innovative Technology grant for her school. Read her blog at msedtechie.blogspot.com.

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