A while back we saw some very cool displays in the hallway outside of one of the 1st grade classrooms:
We wanted to find out what neat stuff they were learning that would lead to such cool displays. So, we asked their amazing teacher, Miss Dessereaux, if we could interview some of her students about it. She agreed, so we decided to film the interviews using our iPads. That way we could use the footage to learn how to make a video using the iMovie app.
We found out that the hallway display was part of a unit on “How-To” writing. The 1st graders wrote step-by-step directions to teach people how to blow a bubble with bubble gum.
We then took the video footage from the interviews and started to learn how to put it together into a video using iMovie. We explored the app together and learned by trying things out, making “mistakes”, and seeing what worked.
At one point we got stuck on figuring out how to split a video clip. So we Googled the key words “split clip iMovie iPad 2.” We got lots of results. We scanned them over to see which one looked like the best match, and the first one we tried was a video tutorial that showed us how to do what we wanted to know after 3 minutes!
So, here is the video we made of the 1st grade interviews using iMovie on the iPad, with their explanations of what “How-To” writing is:
(Now we are using what we learned to make another iMovie video using footage from our amazing Science and Technology Day! Stay tuned to see that one on the blog soon.)