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LDT Online: iMovie

LDT Online: iMovie

Alicia Marie Alicia Marie King earned this badge on Jun 26, 2017

iMovie is a video editing software that gives you the ability to create and edit videos and then publish them to YouTube, Facebook, and other similar services. iMovie is for use on Macs and iOS.


  • iMovie as a tool

    Reflect on the various ways that iMovie could be used in the educational, training, or personal learning environments. From your selected perspective, describe two different examples where iMovie could be integrated and used.  In both cases, explain why iMovie could positively impact learning.

    Use the open text area to submit your reflective response.  As a suggestion, you may want to first compose your response in a word processed document, check for all editing that needs to be completed, save your response so that you can access it later, if needed, and then copy and paste your response in the open text area for this challenge.

    iMove can have so many uses in a classroom is seems unlimited. iMovie can be used as an assessment tool from a book study or a unit in social studies. Students can create commercials, book reviews, and multi-media review projects covering a certain concept. Student use is unlimited!

    iMovie can also be used by the teacher to further explain concepts. How-to Trainings can be posted in an LMS as additional information. In an E-learning course, iMove can be used by the teacher to record announcements for students. Video is great to use as a visual or to pause and rewatch as needed. Visuals are helpful for all students.

    Currently I use iMovie to help 5th grade students create newscasts about activity that is happening in our school and we host the videos on a weebly platform for teachers, parents and students to access. Our community is then getting the latest news and out students are learning to record and edit videos.
  • Using iMovie

    Step-by-step instructions for this challenge

    1. Review these iMovie tutorials:
    1. If it is not already installed on your Mac, go to the App Store and download iMovie.
    2. Create a 1-3 minute video. Be sure that all media you use in the video is public domain, falls under Fair Use, or is associated with the appropriate Creative Commons license. The video should have the following:*
    • Audio – Add at least one piece of background music into the project, and one piece of audio narration.
      The right background music will enhance a video making it more engaging and interesting to watch.  Be careful to use music that works with the video and doesn't distract from it – and most importantly, make sure it isn’t louder than any video sound or narration.
    • Images – Add at least two images into the project.
      Be sure that images are public domain, fall within the right Creative Commons license, or fall within fair use.
    • Video – Add at least two different types of video. 1) Video that you have recorded. 2) Video that others have recorded.
    • Effects – Add at least two visual transitions.
      Choose professional transitions that will help move the video forward without distracting from the content. Since transitions are not always needed between cuts, do not use them at inappropriate times.
    • Title – Add at least 1 title.
      Meaningful text (such as a title at the beginning of the video, or a set of instructions) should be used when appropriate.  At least 1 title must be used in the video.
    • Credits – Add credits at the end.
      Credits should be provided for all content (video, still images, music, etc.) that you did not create, regardless of if the content is in the public domain, Creative Commons, or used under Fair Use.  It is also courteous to give credit to yourself and those who helped you produce your video.  Credits should not scroll or disappear so quickly that they cannot be read, although they may move quickly.
    • Upload to YouTube.
      You can export the video then upload it to YouTube, or upload it directly from iMovie. If you don’t want it to be public, be sure to make the privacy setting “Unlisted” – you can then submit the URL and only those with the link can see it. Include an appropriate title and description of your video. Add tags to increase the likelihood of others finding your video. Select an appropriate category for your video (typically education). Under the advanced settings, either do not allow users to add comments and video responses, or change the setting so they are only allowed with approval.

    In the "Link" area below, post your YouTube link to your saved video.

    * This list of tasks was adapted from the work of R. West, D. Randall (2014) and their colleagues at Brigham Young University (iptedtec.org).  Permission was granted for the use of this list of tasks.

    Criteria for successful completion of this challenge

    • All deliverables have been conscientiously uploaded by the student and are fully accessible by the grader.
    • Completed video file displays artfulness and professionalism through the following:
      • High recording quality for original recorded section (audio not scratchy or muffled, video clear and visible).
      • Smooth and articulate vocal narration in original recorded section.
      • Narration or recorded video audio can be heard over background music.
      • Visuals and audio cohesively tell a story or teach a concept.
      • The video goes no longer than 1 minute.
      • If there are breaks between tracks, these have smooth transitions.
      • Titles are on screen long enough to read but not longer than necessary.
    • There is coherence to and evident care taken in the selection of tracks combined in this file.

    Deliverables for this challenge

    1 YouTube video link with at least the following:

    • Background music and audio narration
    • 2 images
    • 2 videos: 1 from somewhere else, 1 from the user
    • 2 effects, visual transitions
    • 1 title
    • Credits with citations

    A film edited by Alicia King  Link to Youtube Video