iMovie Trailer: Happy Birthday Kansas!
Having trouble finding ways to catch your students' attention for a lesson you are about to teach? Need something to help get them engaged and focused on the lesson content? Purchase the iMovie app for your iPad for only $4.99 and create a trailer for your lesson. iMovie is an extremely easy app to use and has many great features to choose from, making it easy for you to make a trailer or movie over almost any topic! Below, I created my very first iMovie trailer! For my first trailer, I decided to create a quick preview of a lesson over Kansas Day to teach to an elementary class. This trailer was very easy to make and did not take very much time to create. It features many different pictures, some that I pulled off of the internet and some that I took myself. I included pictures of the location of the state of Kansas on a United States map and a map of the Kansas counties. It also gives the students a brief glimpse of the Kansas symbols, Kansas flag, Kansas Seal, and the capitol building in Topeka. It gets them thinking about what really makes Kansas unique and special. The music on the trailer really helps to create the mood. I took this into consideration when I was picking the theme I wanted to use. I believe that this trailer would easily catch the students' attention and make them eager to learn more about Kansas. The best part about it is that it is only approximately one minute long, so it does not take too much time out of your lesson. iMovie trailers are a great way to preview what the lesson is going to be about before you start digging deeper into the content. As you can see, iMovie can provide endless opportunities to help assist you as the teacher in your classroom! Teachers can use it to preview lessons or even have the students make an iMovie or a trailer for something they have learned after you teach the lesson. This is a great way to assess what your students have learned from the lesson. The iMovie app is an outstanding resource for you to use and a great way for you to effectively integrate technology into your lessons. I highly recommend purchasing this app and using it in your own classroom!