Saturday, March 1, 2014

iMovie Book Trailers

iMovie is a great tool for students to use and create movies in the classroom or at home. One of the best features of iMovie, which can be used on any device, is the trailers feature. Trailers? Yes, trailers! As in movie trailers like the ones you see on television, in the theaters, YouTube, etc.

Even though iMovie has all of the placeholders you need to make a great trailer with your video, you still have to craft the wording to get the right message across. Students choose a theme that complimented their "Good Fit"book they were reading in the classroom, inserted appropriate text into the pre-made storyboard, and customize text and photos.
iMovie App

Here are the CCSS standards addressed with this project:
  • NETS.2. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital media.
  • NETS.1 Demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
  • SL.3.2. Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • SL.3.5. Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
Look at the work, the creativity, the thought processes which is involved in applying the iMovie Trailers to your next book project instead of the dreaded book report.

Here are a few examples:


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