The following video trailer was created using the iMovie app on an iPad.
Creating Video On The iPad from Stephanie Sandifer on Vimeo.
The iPad comes preloaded with a variety of apps and tools that enable you and your students to begin creating video as soon as they have the device in their hands. The following list describes each of the tools.
Capturing Still Photos, Videos, and Still Shots of the iPad Screen
Built-in Camera - Allows user to capture still photos and videos using the iPad camera.
Built-in Screen Capture - Allows user to capture still images of the current screen on the iPad. Useful for creating tutorials and how-to information.
All images will automatically be saved in My Photos and can be accessed through iPhoto for additional editing and importation into iMovie.
Tutorials for capturing photos, videos, and screenshots
Atomic Learning Video Tutorial - Taking Photos in iOS7 - (Atomic Learning, requires district login) - This tutorial highlights how to use the iOS7 camera app to take still photos and videos.
How to Take a Screen Shot on an iPad - A short tutorial on how to capture screen shots on your iPad.
Video Production, Screencasts, & Multimedia
How Can We Use Video to Improve & Enhance Teaching & Learning?
Video can be used in all content areas to enhance the learning experience for students. Students can benefit from viewing videos in class as well as outside of class using a Flipped Learning Model. See the Flip My Classroom/Meeting/Whatever LTP module for more information about how to use video and other media to "flip your classroom."
For more information on the benefits of using video and ideas for using teacher-created videos:
Tips for Creating Your Own Videos
Keep it short. Videos that are about 5 minutes or less are much easier to create and edit, and will also hold the attention of students much more effectively than videos that are longer. If you have to re-record audio or recreate the entire video, it will take much less time to re-record a 5 minute video than a 10 minute or longer video. If you have more than 5 minutes of content, break the content up into shorter segments.
Use a script and share it as a transcript. This serves two purposes. First, a script allows you to be well prepared for planning the shots, images, and audio that you will need for your video. The second purpose is that the script can be shared as a transcript for students who benefit from seeing the information in writing as well as in a visual format.
Create a storyboard to outline what you will do. The storyboard will be developed by following the script that you created for the video. Here are some resources to help you with creating a storyboard:
- Storyboard Basics - a explanation of what storyboards are and what elements are usually included in the development of a storyboard.
- How to Create Storyboards - more detailed explanation with examples.
- Storyboard Templates - a collection of downloadable printable storyboards. You can also create your own in Apple Pages or Google Docs.
- StoryboardThat - an online storyboard creator.
Partner with another teacher. Work with another teacher to create engaging videos that can be used in both of your classrooms. If your video includes a recording of you speaking, write the dialogue so that both of you share in an engaging conversation.