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iMovie Intro Activity

When introducing iMovie and all the various bells, whistles, and sound effects that go with it my "go to" activity is the above "How to Blow a Bubble" movie.

The "learning" activity focuses on the use of different transition words with the "tech" activity being the ability to produce a movie using the iPad.

Students LOVE it (Who wouldn't?....You get to chew gum in class!). The entire activity takes about an hour from start to finish and students are required to have seven pictures (includes the title picture), six transition words, their voice recorded, music, and at least one sound effect (in that order!).

They must pair up so that one person can take pictures while the other one goes through the steps. They switch roles so they both make a movie (they make the movie as a solo activity). This takes 10 minutes. I found it incredibly helpful to time them otherwise they take FOREVER to get the pictures done.

Once the pictures are complete the…