Last week at York Elementary it was "Jump-Up Day." The last hour of the day our students find out who their teacher will be next year and they get to "jump-up" for the remainder of the day. Mr. Luce showed me this trailer that he created to show the future Y.E.S. 5th Graders:
After I picked my jaw up off of the ground, I think my immediate words were something like, "I want to know how to do that!" Mr. Luce told me that I needed to update my apps (something that I don't do a very good job of) and gave me a short tutorial. I finally got around to updating my apps today and had time to create a movie trailer with clips that students shot during a Mystery Skype with Kristina Speakes's(@MsKrisinBrazil)class in Brazil. Here is what I created in approximately 10-15 minutes with no prior experience:
No, not really worthy of an Academy Award, but I thought this can and will be an amazing tool for your classroom! I only wish I had more time in the school year. I can imagine student creativity and critical thinking exploding while using this feature of iMovie! The possibilities are endless!
Here is how simple it is:
Click on the + Button and you can choose "New Project" or "New Trailer." Obviously, we are going to be choosing "New Trailer."