Anyone who has seen my classroom in action knows that my students spend just as much time moving around as they do sitting at a desk. iPads are truly an awesome step forward in technology, because kids are able to make movies with even greater ease. Filming used to mean toting around MacBooks in order to use the iSight camera, and the safety of the device was always a concern. So, being able to hand a student an iPad and turn them loose to become Spielberg has been a refreshing development in Room 208 movie-making. Check out the Prezi on this page to learn more.
Download a Sample iMovie Unit Plan here:
This sample unit plan shows the progression from direct instruction to the making of academic movies. Technology-based mini lessons and blackline masters appropriate for both elementary and secondary students are included. Please feel free to download this document below.
Would you like to see student samples of iPad iMovies?
Fall 2012 iPad Movie-Making Workshop Prezi
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Read: "Are You Sure This Is ELA, Mrs. Pack?"
(A blog post about making iMovie trailers using iPads. Includes student samples.)
Need more information on Digital Storytelling and the use of technology in the classroom?
My professional website, www.packwomantech.com, has tons of additional information about the topics of digital storytelling, student-centered BYOD, teaching using the flipped classroom model, and more. I have also authored three free eBooks available for download, as well as several iTunes U courses. In addition, I have authored a Film Challenge website to help teachers issue film challenges to their students. Please visit www.packwomanfilm.com. Happy filming!