Teaching With Gadgets

How Technology Can Help Today's Teacher

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Mr. Spielberg....Move Over!

Well I have finished another movie making assignment in our school. If you have not used a current digital video camera along with software (everything from the free Windows Movie Maker to Adobe Premiere) then you are denying yourself and your students a wonderful inquiry based project.

Students are truly interested in making movies. They learn how to edit, perform voice overs, add music and transitional effects.

Just for kicks, try firing up Windows Movie Maker or iMovie and play around. I first started by simply importing digital photos. I added music and a voice track. You will find that everything is drag and drop.

As we teach our kids...to learn is to experiment. Give it a try today!