In this lesson, the teacher will...
1. Have students brainstorm a list of activities (hobbies, chores, sports) they do well and would be interested in sharing with the class
2. Once students have chosen a topic, they will brainstorm about how to teach someone their skills using Inspiration. The teacher may need to model how to do this by choosing a skill such as "baking chocolate chip cookes" and modeling how to create the Inspiration web adding bubbles for each main idea if students are not familiar with using this program. Once students have completed their web with the major steps in learning their skill, they will add notes to each bubble explaining each step carefully.
3. Once the web and notes are completed in Inspiration, students will transfer their work into a storyboard. By switching the Inspriation view to "Outline," students can copy and paste each of the sections (main idea bubble and descriptive note) into a part of the storyboard. Once this is done, studnets can add images. Images can be added by conducting a free image search via the web or by taking digital pictures.
4. After the storyboard is complete, students will use it as their plan for their iMovie. Once the main section of their iMovie (the how-to portion) is completed, students can embellish their work by adding a title page, transitions between images, and credits for their pictures. Students can also add background music.
5. After the movie is completed, students should export their movie into iTunes (I usually do this as a mobile movie--this keeps the files manageably small and the processing time as speedy as possible).
6. All movie speeches are shared with the class.