25 January 2011

Using Windows Movie Maker in the Classroom

Why use digital media in the classroom? Because it provides students with tools that will enable them to create and share intriguing multimedia projects. Students can express their knowledge in a subject area in an engaging way. Motivation is seldom a factor when students use digital media to learn. Best of all, digital editing software such as Windows Movie Maker or Apple’s iMovie are easy to use, thus keeping the focus on learning the content, not on the tool itself. In fact, teachers say that students learn how to use this type of software in about 15 minutes and it can be used with the youngest of students – even kindergarteners! My sister in law learned how to create a movie using movie maker from his 8 yr old son.

Here is a sample video created by one of my students in Computer Hardware Servicing III class.

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1 comments:

Anonymous April 20, 2012 at 8:31 PM  

A really interesting piece, so much so I would like to quote a bit of it in my essay to justify the use of windows movie maker. If that is okay? If so, what name can I use as the author of the piece, can't find it on your blog, only your twitter name. Please help.

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