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Film It: Free Filmmaking Lessons For Any Classroom

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Film It

A well-rounded, entertaining, hands-on intro to filmmaking

Pros: Friendly, helpful instruction and videos; a thorough introduction to the filmmaking process; easy to use.

Cons: A few of the links are broken, requires external programs for some of the steps, lacks depth that serious students will be seeking.

Bottom Line: Chock-full of useful advice and hands-on activities that give students a realistic (and really fun!) overview of the movie-making process.

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

By Common Sense Education

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