The Great Inventor iMovie project

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Lesson Plan Details
1 week
Students will learn how to use iMovie to create a video commercial of their own engineered design.
Ipads, imovie app, video assignment rubric, wifi, email, recording stations (optional)

This is a portion of a four week project.  Prior to this lesson the teacher needs to have previously had the students fill out an engineering design template to help them create an invention idea.  Students will also need to build a model of their design and provide a write-up describing all steps to their engineered design based on the Oregon state scoring guide.

Prior to this particular lesson the teacher will need to link two commercials (see examples below) to edmodo for students to view as well as to familiarize themselves with imovie and its functions as well as create a rubric.  


1.  Using ipads, the students will view two commercial videos through edmodo and then post one example of something that caught their attention and one question they had about the product.

2.  Using the promethean board to create a composite list, the students will do a share out of examples from the videos that caught their attention such as: a catchy tune, interesting product name, animals singing, showing how a product works, etc.   Students will also share out about questions they had about a product such as: How much does the food cost?  Will the shamwow clean up any liquid spill? etc.

3.  Students will fill out the top portion of the video rubric and then meet with the teacher for approval.

4.  Upon approval, the students will then write out a dialogue of their commercial and again get approval from the teacher.

5.  Once the dialogue is approved then the students will practice their commercials using their model as a part of their movie.

6.  Students will work together to film/create their commercial movies.

7.  When the movies are completed then the students will send them via email (if the movie is less than 1 minute in length) or via a temporary youtube account (if the movie is more than 1 minute in length).  



see the rubric

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1B. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3A. Plan strategies to guide inquiry.
3B. Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.
3C. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
Digital Citizenship: 
5A. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and digital technology.
5B. Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
5C. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
Technology Operations and Concepts: 
6A. Select, use, and troubleshoot tools efficiently.
6B. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Career Related Learning Standards
Personal Management: 
CR1A. Identify tasks that need to be done and initiate action to complete the tasks.
CR2A. Plan, organize, and complete projects and assigned tasks on time, meeting agreed upon standards of quality.
CR3A. Take responsibility for decisions and actions and anticipate consequences of decisions and actions.