iMovie + Marzano Engaging learners with video

Whether on Mac or iPad, iMovie is a superior app for engaging learners and deepening understanding in the classroom. But how do we surpass the glitz and glamour of the app and ensure that we are impacting learning? One answer is to use Marzano elements to frame or purpose your digital video projects.

4th Grade NE History at West Holt
4th Grade NE History at West Holt
4th Grade NE History at West Holt
Teaching and learning enhanced with iMovie

Below are eight identified Marzano Elements, each with matched teaching actions, ideas for iMovie, and example products. This is meant to be a starting point, an inspiring nudge, an open door. What can you do with iMovie and match to the best practices of Marzano Instructional Strategies?

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3. Celebrating Success

I celebrate success, and I monitor the extent to which my actions affect students.

What you can do with iMovie…

  • Create a whole-class iMovie project at the end of a unit (lip sync, rap, news broadcast, etc.)
  • Announce class accomplishments via iMovie trailers or short iMovies saved to YouTube
  • Promote your classroom or department with an iMovie documentary or infomercial

5. Formal Assessments of Individual Students

I use formal assessments of individual students to determine students’ proficiency with specific content and I monitor the extent to which students respond to assessment- guided feedback and instruction.

What you can do with iMovie…

  • Ask students to ‘show what they know’ through an iMovie project
  • Provide a list of required elements/rubric for what should be included in an iMovie project to demonstrate mastery

8. Recording and Representing Knowledge

I have students record and represent content, and I monitor the extent to which my actions affect students’ performance.

What you can do with iMovie…

  • Ask students to record and represent what they have learned in an instructional video to other students
  • Allow students to take notes via iMovie, adding text, images, and videos to represent knowledge

15. Previewing

I engage students in learning activities that require them to preview and link new knowledge to what has been addressed, and I monitor the extent to which students are making linkages.

What you can do with iMovie…

  • Create an iMovie trailer to preview upcoming content and highlight key concepts

17. Reviewing Content

I engage students in a brief review of content that highlights the critical information, and I monitor the extent to which students can recall and describe previous content.

What you can do with iMovie…

  • Ask students to create a review video prior to the unit test
  • Jigsaw topics and ask students to create short iMovie videos saved to a class YouTube channel so all can review each others’ topics
  • Ask students to re-enact key scenes from a novel or short story for review

19. Reflecting on Learning

I engage students in reflecting on their own learning and the learning process, and I monitor the extent to which students self-assess their understanding and effort.

What you can do with iMovie…

  • Ask students to capture straight into iMovie a video reflection narrating a ‘behind-the-scenes’ explanation on how they learned key concepts in your class (or how they completed a process)
  • Give iMovie as a reflection option to support students for whom written expression is a challenge

31. Providing Opportunities for Students to Talk About Themselves

I provide opportunities for students to talk about themselves, and I monitor the extent to which my actions affect students’ engagement.

What you can do with iMovie…

  • Allow students to create iMovies about themselves and their individual passions
  • Ask students to interview a family member or friend about a class topic and create an iMovie to document and share

32. Motivating and Inspiring Students

I use activities designed to motivate and inspire students, and I monitor the extent to which my actions affect students.

What you can do with iMovie…

  • By incorporating digital media, creative expression, and student choice you are by default motivating and inspiring reluctant learners.
  • iMovie gives students an additional outlet and opportunity to shine when traditional skills may be lacking
ESU 8 Elementary Science Olympiad 11-1-16
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Katie Morrow
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Created with images by pashminu - "video camera video shooting video" • Joshua_Willson - "clapper board clapper movie"

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