Thursday, March 13, 2014

1st Graders Have Been Busy Creating Caldecott iMovies!

First graders have just finished iMovies about this year's Caldecott books. We read each book and students loved them! This year's selections had something for everyone - nonfiction and fiction, girls and boys, wordless and not!

Once we read them, each student imported the images of the books into iMovie. (I chirped the images to their iPads! They loved that too!) They added theme music, made voice recordings for each book, and finally recorded a video of themselves. Students learned about the Ken Burns effect (scrolling images) and changing the transitions between images. Students will be saving their movies into their Google Drive for their future website portfolio.