Sentence Filming and Commentaries with iMovie
One of the things that puts teachers off creating films with their classes is how daunting filming with your pupils can appear to be. One of the things we have designed as an introduction is the concept of sentence filming. The document below explains how to film two clauses in two shots that are based around an aspect of grammar. In this case we’ve used relative clauses.
Many teachers we’ve worked with have used this method to help their classes make a start with using iMovie and to make teaching grammar more engaging. An extension of this is to save the project and make a second copy in which children record a commentary over the top. This can be seen in the video guide below.
Although these techniques are based around English the techniques can be used in other subjects. It’s possible to use iMovie in Science to describe the results and conclusion in an investigation.
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