Apple Teacher I-Movie: A reflection on what it is, how to get it, and why its useful!
What is iMovie? This week, I have become one step closer in becoming an Apple teacher by earning my iMovie Badge. iMovie is a moviemaking app that allows teachers and students create imaginative, narrative, and inspiring films. The best part is it can be shot entirely on your iPad. Using iMovie as a tool in classrooms, teachers can produce videos that support learning and provide students with engaging opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge, communication, and express themselves through multimedia. With many options available for sharing, students can also use their completed projects in class presentations, reports, blogs, etc.
Reading the iMovie for iPad Starter Guide, I learned about some of the cool ways you can make unique and creative videos. You can easily add photos and video clips to add visuals to your presentation. You can also modify transitions to make it smooth and cool to watch. You can add audio including: theme music, voiceovers, and even sound effects. You can also edit your clips by reordering them, trimming them, adjusting the volume, adding titles, and more! All of this is explained with videos, step by step instructions, and examples in the Starter Guide.
Getting Your Badge: After reading the iMovie for iPad Starter Guide, I was able to earn my iMovie badge very easily. First you will have to go to the Apple Teacher Website and either log in, or create an account. Then you will select Badges for iPad and click on the iMovie icon and click view. You will then be directed to a page where you can get the book I mentioned above and also click earn your badge. Then all you have to do is answer 5 questions, and if you get at least 4 of them correct you will earn your iMovie Badge, making you one step closer to be coming an Apple Teacher. To the left, you can see I have now successful earned 2 badges.
My Take Away: iMovie is definitely something I am excited to start using in this class, and also something that I want to bring into my future classroom. I used iMovie for an English project in high school and absolutely loved it. Being a Social Studies teacher I can use this for many things including: assigning projects to my students, creating engaging notes, and more. iMovie is also something I want to start using for personal uses like creating movies consisting of pictures/videos of things I did throughout the year. Regardless of what it is for, iMovie is a great tool to know how to use and I am excited to start working with it.