To get started, I installed the iMovie app on our classroom iPads. Honestly, the process takes a while, so it may not be the best option for a single iPad classroom. I did a lot of begging and borrowing from my co-workers to finish these up.
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Students worked in pairs to create book trailers for their favorite book in their differentiated readers. To ensure that my kiddos were hitting all of the necessary targets, each student created a "notes sheet" on their book to help with the creation of the video. Basically, students were required to write about their story, summarize it, list their favorite part, and create a story outline.
Afterwards, we utilized these awesome printables from Teaching Paradox to plan our trailers:
Here's another FANTASTIC example from two of my third graders....
Now that my students have had some exposure to the app and have used all of the tools in a guided environment, this will become a "free time" option during centers. I'm hoping to save the finished videos as QR codes and paste them inside the cover of a book or as an aura using Aurasma.
Have you created a book trailer in your classroom?
How can you see integrating these into your instruction?
Leave it in the comments!