iMovie: iMovie is an AMAZING app on the Mac! Students and teachers use iMovie every day to create trailers and more fully featured movies. iMovie also has built in many special effect capabilities such as the ability to do chromakeying, AKA green screen. Check out this great tutorial by Bridget Brown on getting started with iMovie.
iMovie Just like on the Mac, iMovie on the iPad is a great 'jack of all trades' app. Students can use iMovie to create short video trailers and free form movies. It's as easy as dragging video files around with your fingers! There are a few limitations to iMovie on iPad through. Items such as multi-track/picture-in-picture effects, green screen and a few others are missing. Fortunately there are other apps to fill that void.
Greenscreen by DoInk: This app by DoInk make it simple to apply the chromakey (greenscreen) to video clips. You have the option to select ANY color to remove from a clip - green, blue, white, ANYTHING! You can also perform some video editing and compositing functions including picture-in-picture with up to 3 video tracks. Once you have your video effects added you can easily send your video to iMovie to finish off with titles and credits.
Explain Everything: Explain Everything allows students to record their voice along with a video of what they are doing on the screen. This allows students to create incredible videos that showcase their learning. Check out the "Explain Everything Classic" videos posted on explaineverything.com for ideas on how to get started.
ChatterKids: Not just for the primary grades! ChatterKids allows students to make any picture come alive! The app allows them to add a virtual 'mouth' to any picture and record up to 30 seconds of audio. How could you use this? Let a book sell itself! Have shapes describe what their properties are! Have students introduce themselves to their grade level buddies and so much more! Check out a tutorial put together by the elementary eMerge team for getting started ideas.
Stop Motion Studio: Want a new way to have students show what they know? Want to have a fun, create activity for your next project? Stop Motion Studio may be the answer! When students create stop motion films, they must do extensive planing, and find creative ways to use still pictures to make a video. Students can use Legos, Playdoh, books, construction paper and more to create their videos! This app really takes advantage of all of the features of the iPad - it takes advantage of the portability of the device, the built in camera, and the ease at which students can move their project into iMovie to finish it up with titles, voice overs and credits.