|Name of teaching resource
Windows Movie Maker
Free download to a computer at the following link:
|Who should this digital teaching resource be used with?
Students’ in year five to seven would be most suited to use Movie Maker. It could be used with lower grades however it may require greater tuition and instruction.
Teachers’ could also use Movie Maker as a digital teaching tool.
|How should it be used?
Movie Maker gives students a creative tool to showcase a research assignment. As (Albany.edu, 2012) explains that “students are able to demonstrate their knowledge in a subject area in a fun and creative way”. Movie Maker could be used in the Media Arts of the Australian Curriculum by using this technology to make presentations to shape points of view (ACARA, n.d.).
|Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
The science and arts, in particular media arts, subjects in the Australian Curriculum would be most appropriate area for using Movie Maker.
|Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
“Research has shown students are more likely to be engaged in meaningful learning when they are able produce and share their own learning artifacts” (Albany.edu, 2012). Movie Maker provides an opportunity for the student to present their material in a creative engaging way. It is free and easy to use for both students and teachers. Your presentation is able to be shared through the majority of social media forums.
|Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource
It is difficult to identify a weakness with Movie Maker, although I had some minor challenges with cropping music to suit the timing of the images or video.
|Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
The teacher may use this software to do visual presentations for events such as sports days or camps. Movie Maker is also a versatile product that could be adapted to any form of presentation which may aid those students who are shy or have difficulty with oral presentations.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (n.d.). The Arts/Media Arts. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/the-arts/media-arts/curriculum/f-10?layout=1#level5-6
Albany.edu. (2012). Movie Maker as an instructional tool – Unit 1. Retrieved from http://tccl.rit.albany.edu/knilt/index.php/Movie_Maker_as_an_Instructional_Tool_Unit_1