Today I had the opportunity to familiarize myself with some really cool online tools! First, I learned how to trim & split, add transitions, create titles and credits, and adjust audio using iMovie. Next, I learned how to record, import audio, trim & split, and add sound effects using GarageBand. Finally, I learned how to screen capture using Screencastify. All of these tools were straightforward and fun to use!
I think they would be helpful for both students and teachers in and out of the classroom. This article describes 6 ways to enhance students learning using iMovie. Likewise, this article emphasizes why GarageBand shouldn’t be limited to music teachers and shares some other classroom uses, such as reading. Last but not least, this article explains some interactive screencasting activities to be completed using Screencastify. You can find a brief video of my Screencastify experience below (I didn’t add any sound because the computer lab was loud with excitement)!