Making a Movie That's Just as Good as the Book
Although this isn't my first experience with iMovie in general, it is my first time creating a trailer as well as using the program on an iPad. After previously only using iMovie on my MacBook Pro, I feared that it would be much more difficult using a different machine. However, it was incredibly easy to do, as the program offers a template for iMovie trailers.
Honestly out of the whole experience, the most difficult part was selecting my subject matter. I decided to incorporate it into my subject area and select the epic poem, Beowulf. Between the multitude of templates the program offered, I decided to choose the "Adventure" option. I was incredibly surprised by how "drag and drop" the creation of the trailer was. This made it very easy to plan when and where I wanted the material I had selected.
What I find very special about iMovie for iPad is it's ability to change the degree of complexity for the user's ability level. This makes the program easy to use from Elementary age students to adults. Another great advantage is it's flexibility across content areas. Just as a Biology student could use the program, one of my future English students could. I plan on having my future students make book trailers similar to mine in order to promote a deeper understanding of the material we're reading, as well as promoting a drive to push their creative boundaries.