Thursday, September 27, 2012

The iPod Touch as a story teller



Creating film in a classroom might fill some educators with nervous anticipation and in some cases fear and blind panic. But it does not need to be like that. All you need is the imagination that a class of children can provide and access to an app on one device - iMovie on the iPod Touch 4th Gen. 

I have recently started the study of film as part of a class topic in Literacy. Film is part of our lives and its effects are found throughout most stories children write. Using film as the inspiration for Literacy work therefore makes a lot of sense as it captivates even the youngest of ages and provides them a platform to unleash their own cinematic ideas onto paper. Well, in my case through the digital medium of the iPod Touch and the iMovie app. I have used iMovie on the iPod Touch before but this is the first occasion that I have decided to outline how I have used it and how my class have benefited from it.