iMovie and Green Screen
Deb Kruse, who teachers 6th grade at Sunset demonstrated a great use of iMovie with a group of students. Her students were researching the Bermuda Triangle and instead of creating a traditional report they made a newscast, complete with commercials!
The group had to work together to create the script, working on their writing skills. They created costumes, props and found pictures online from the places they wanted to report from. I was able to assist with filming their video against a green screen and showed them how to import it into iMove – the students did the rest. Because of the green screen they can now be anywhere in the world! This is a great way to motivate students to demonstrate their learning, work on teamwork, writing and research skills.