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iLife & iWork

These are powerful tools that enable us–and students, whether children or adult learners–to quickly publish digital stories created with iMovie (Mac), PhotoStory/Moviemaker (Windows) with others.

As powerful as these tools are, they involve these steps:

  1. Learn to use the software (e.g. iMovie, PhotoStory)
  2. Learn the digital storytelling process
  3. Create the digital story
  4. Convert the digital story into a movie format usable on the web (for example, using the free video converter–Format Factory (http://formatoz.com)–to convert a PhotoStory WMV into an MP4 video format that others can view via the Web regardless of their operating system).
  5. Publish the video of the digital story online
  6. Share the location of the digital story with others.


Podcast Directions.pdf

Handouts from the ice conference:

Carolyn Skibba’s Podcasting using GarageBand and iWeb

GarageBand and iWeb ICE 2010.pdf GarageBand Screen Shots.pdf iWeb screen shots.pdf Coulee Kids Podcast Rubric.pdf

Other Web Based Resources:

Podcasting in Education

Podcasting Examples, Resources, and Handouts

Learn how to use iPhoto to organize your photos

Learn some keyboard shortcuts for iPhoto ’08

• When you are looking through your pics in the thumbnail mode, you can press 0, 1, 2 or 3 to change thumbnail sizes. If you are using an earlier version of iPhoto, 0, 1 and 2 will work (but not 3).

• When you highlight an image, press the space bar to make it fill the whole window and use the left/right arrows to scroll through your pics
(iPhoto ’08 only)

Web Site Tutorials




From Apple Learning Exchange: Teachers teaching Teachers

Lesson Plan ideas
138 lesson plans that use iPhoto in some way


Lesson Plans from Apple that use iPhoto

Apple’s Start off Page for iLife

Free on-line photo resources




10 Reasons for iLife in Education

1. Tools that engage and motivate today’s learners.
With digital movies, music, and photography in the classroom, amazing things can happen. Engaged through the
tools of their generation, students are more motivated to learn, feel a stronger connection to the subject matter, and
spend more time on task. Even hard-to-reach students are inspired to step up and participate when they’re given
the opportunity to demonstrate their strengths through the creation of digital projects.
2. Ideal applications for addressing standards.
iLife provides the ultimate set of applications to support the new ISTE National Educational Technology Standards
for Students. When they produce projects with iLife, students are empowered to be innovative and creative while
building crucial communication, collaboration, and critical-thinking skills. Students also hone important basic skills
such as researching, reading, writing, and speaking.
3. Learning in depth.
Students gain a deeper understanding when they can experience subject matter in more than one mode
and then communicate what they’ve learned through a variety of media. Reading a book of poetry appeals
to certain types of learners. Hearing the poetry read aloud appeals to even more. But a project that inspires learners
to identify images that convey the poetry’s meaning, or create music to set the mood of the poetry, captures their
imaginations and makes the lesson memorable.
4. Students are prepared with 21st-century skills.
With iLife, students can express themselves with images, movies, music, and their own spoken words, which opens
up more opportunities for them to discover their talents, explore options, and build the skills that will prepare them
for higher education or entry into the workforce. Because Apple also provides the tools of choice for creative pro-
fessionals, such as Aperture and Final Cut Studio, using iLife applications helps students build the skills that profes-
sional photographers, graphic designers, videographers, and film editors will need on the job.
5. Powerful tools to facilitate project-based learning.
With so many opportunities for different types of creative expression, iLife provides the perfect way to support
project-based learning in the classroom. Digital projects lend themselves to students working in teams, with roles
divided based on interests and skills. Students can explore real-world problems with an interdisciplinary approach,
and work together to publish their work in a variety of ways.
6. All learning styles are supported.
iLife provides an opportunity for all students to succeed and demonstrate their individual strengths. Students
who sometimes struggle with conventional school projects, such as writing research reports or creating outlines,
find that digital authoring helps them overcome these difficulties. When a project assignment includes writing
scripts, creating storyboards, and integrating images, students jump right in. With iLife, teachers can create a
learning environment where all students can succeed.
7. Motivation to inspire excellence.
iLife projects give students a sense of purpose for their schoolwork. Knowing that their photo books, video
documentaries, and podcasts can be shared easily with peers, parents, and others, students work harder and spend
more time and effort to produce higher quality work. Their confidence soars when they have the tools to realize
their potential and create work that they know will be viewed by a real audience.
8. Easy-to-use applications keep the focus on learning.
Rich with powerful features, iLife applications are highly integrated, intuitive, and very easy to learn. iLife is so
intuitive that students can create and publish podcasts in minutes, import photos or music with one click, and edit
video clips as easily as if they were editing text. And the Mac computer’s built-in support for a wide range of input
devices, such as cameras and MIDI keyboards, requires nothing more than plugging them in to begin using them.
9. Inspiring teaching with new possibilities.
Educators have found that iLife provides them with powerful tools for teaching and communicating. They use
iMovie to create movies to introduce a new topic, iPhoto to produce photo books of class events, and GarageBand
to create podcasts for reinforcement of key concepts. And to keep parents up to date, they create websites to
share images from field trips, podcasts with highlights from the week, and photo slideshows for back-to-school
nights and other events.
10. A wealth of teacher resources is available.
The Apple Learning Interchange is a free resource that provides hundreds of educator-created iLife lesson plans
for all subject areas and grade levels, as well as a vibrant social network to share teaching inspiration with media-
rich learning. Free tutorials are available on the Apple website to make it easy to get started. For more in-depth
learning and classroom integration ideas, Apple Professional Development is available—delivered by education
experts right at your school.

Learn how to create more advanced web pages with iWeb

iWeb introductionn

iWeb Tutorials at apple.com



iWork09-Keynote Slides (.pdf)

Keyboard Shortcuts – Keynote (.pdf)

Keynote09 Basics Handout

iWork09-Pages Slides

Pages09 Basics Handout

iWork09-Numbers Slides

Numbers09 Basics Handout

iMovie HD

I have a great idea for a movie…

iMovie Samples for Teachers 

  • Teacher Movie  http://homepage.mac.com/lesleyu/iMovieTheater.html
  • iLife Educator Award Winners http://www.apple.com/education/ilifeawards/
  • Maine Student iMovies http://www.msad54.k12.me.us/MSAD54Pages/SAMS/cedarsite/commweb/ourmovies.htm
  • Bringing in the Pond with iMovie http://edweb.sdsu.edu/sciencetg/elementary/pond/pond.html
  • Building Bridges & iMovie http://edweb.sdsu.edu/sciencetg/elementary/bridge/bridge.html
  • Boiling Ice http://edweb.sdsu.edu/sciencetg/elementary/ice/ice.html
  • Speed Limits and iMovie http://edweb.sdsu.edu/sciencetg/ie/speed.html
  • Egg Drop and iMovie http://edweb.sdsu.edu/sciencetg/elementary/eggdrop/eggdrop.html
  • iMovie Examples from Springfield Illinois http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/movie/
  • Gresham Middle School iMovies http://www.gresham-ms.knox.k12.tn.us/imovies.html
  • Apple Websites on iMovie HD

  • iMovie HD in the Classroom http://www.apple.com/education/imovie/
  • iMovie HD Support http://www.apple.com/support/imovie/
  • Camera and Shooting Advice

  • Ten Tips for Making Better Videos http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/ten_steps_better_video.htm
  • WALLDO http://fc.mpsvt.org/~brad/iMoviefilmingTechniques
  • Good Video Tips http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/good_video_tips.htm
  • Shooting Good Video http://www.videoccasions-nw.com/voshoot.html
  • Beginner’s Guide – Buying a Digital Video Camera http://www.easycamcorders.com/content/Beginners-Guide.htm
  • Streaming Basics: Shooting Video for Streaming http://smw.internet.com/video/tutor/streambasics1/
  • iMovie Plugins and Add-ons

  • Virtix – 6 free effects http://www.virtix.com/imovie/products/SampleEffects.asp
  • Stupendous Software (some free, some pay)  http://www.stupendous-software.com/
  • More addins http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/visual_effects.html
  • Audio http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/audio_effects.html
  • Planning and StoryBoards

  • What is a Storyboard? http://accad.osu.edu/womenandtech/Storyboard%20Resource/
  • iMovie iRemember http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/movie/remember/index.htm
  • Atomic Learning Video Storboard Software (very cool – and it’s free!) http://www.atomiclearning.com/storyboardpro
  • Storyboard example  http://ali.apple.com/ali_media/Users/1000024/files/others/Listerstorybd.pdf
  • Storyboard template PDF Storyboard template
  • Storyboard – Simple or Detailed
  • Student Video Project Proposal http://edtech.guhsd.net/video/pitch.pdf
  • Resources for Using iMovie in the Classroom

  • Digital Video in Education http://edtech.guhsd.net/video.html
  • Atomic Learning-Free iMovie Tutorials http://stage.atomiclearning.com/imovie3
  • About.com – iMovie Resources http://desktopvideo.about.com/cs/imovie/
  • Dr. Alice Christie’s Digital Media Resources http://www.west.asu.edu/achristie/DMedia/
  • iMovie Tips  http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/hottips/
  • Videography for Educators http://newali.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ALIView.woa/wa/DisplayExhibit?SiteCode=ali&AspectName=INTRODUCTION&ExhibitID=1000019
  • Teacher Process for Digital Video – Plan, Coordinate and Assess http://edtech.guhsd.net/video/videoteacher.html
  • Issues and iMovie http://www.tawa.school.nz/Learning/ICT/ICTiMovie.html
  • Digital Storytelling and Electronic Portfolios

  • Digital Storytelling in the Scott County Schools http://www.scott.k12.ky.us/technology/digitalstorytelling/ds.html
  • Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling http://www.coe.uh.edu/digital-storytelling/
  • Create a Digital Storytelling Artifact Using iMovie  http://electronicportfolios.com/portfolios/howto/stepbystep-iMoviestills.pdf
  • Electronic Portfolios for Assessment  http://ali.apple.com/ali_sites/ali/exhibits/1000936/
  • Students Find Their Voices Through Multimedia http://www.edutopia.org/php/article.php?id=Art_980
  • Resources for Audio, Music and Sound Effects

  • Freeplay Music – http://www.freeplaymusic.com
  • Audio Recorder http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17392
  • Find Sounds.com http://www.findsounds.com/
  • CNET Music Download  http://music.download.com/
  • Converting sound files for iMovie with Quicktime Pro  http://www.macworld.com/2000/09/bc/04imoviesb1/
  • History and Politics Out Loud http://www.hpol.org/
  • Copyright:  Music, Video and Content

  • All Clear? A Music Clearance Primer   http://themusicbridge.com/id38.htm
  • The Educator’s Guide to Copyright and Fair Use http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives/TL/2002/10/copyright.html
  • Copyright Chart for Teachers http://i.cmpnet.com/techlearning/pdf/db_area/archives/TL/2002/10/copyright_chart.pdf
  • Quicktime: Bringing your iMovie to the Web

  • How to:All about Embedding QuickTime Movies
  • iMovie FAQ  http://www.danslagle.com/mac/iMovie/qt_plugins/3001.shtml
  • Copy and paste the EMBED Tag for Your Web Page http://www.usm.maine.edu/~jmckenney/imovie/embed.html
  • Embed info from Apple http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/embed.html
  • Link samples http://css.ait.iastate.edu/Present/IMovie/Intro/HTML/
  • How to Share Your Movies on the Web, CD-ROM, or Videotape http://www.macworld.com/2000/12/bc/howtoimovie/
  • WebMonkey: To Embed or Not To Embed? http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/01/06/index4a_page5.html
  • Exporting iMovies with Expert Settings http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=165258
  • Link to Download Apple’s QuickTime QuickTime JPEG
  • URL Needed to Link http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/index.html
  • Student Information – Making Videos and Films

  • Maine Student Film Festival http://www.msfvf.com/info.html
  • The Young Filmakers Club http://www.youngfilmmakersclub.com/
  • Making Movies – A Guide For Young Filmmakers http://www.scenariosusa.com/educators/makingmovies/
  • Adobe Digital Kids-Digital imaging and video tips http://www.adobe.com/education/digkids/tips/main.html
  • Making Media:Media production tips and techniques http://www.proscenia.net/reelaction/production.htm
  • PC/Windows Movie -Making Software

  • Movie Works http://www.movieworks.com/
  • Windows Movie Maker http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/moviemaker/default.asp
  • ULEAD Video Studio http://www.ulead.com/vs/runme.htm
  • Dazzle – Movie Star http://www.dazzle.com
  • iMovie Project Description Worksheet

  • MS Word
  • PDF
  • Beyond  iMovie?

  • Final Cut Express http://www.apple.com/finalcutexpress/
  • Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Studio http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/finalcutpro/
  • Streaming Media

  • Streaming Audio and Video: Technologies for streaming http://www.cit.cornell.edu/atc/materials/streaming/technologies.shtml
  • Stream QuickTime From Your Web Page http://www.inc.com/articles/2001/07/23376.html
  • Apple’s QuickTime Streaming Documentation http://developer.apple.com/documentation/QuickTime/Streaming-date.html
  • Catalyst How-to: Create Quicktime Streaming Internet Media http://catalyst.washington.edu/how-to/digitalvideo/qtstreaming.html
  • Hint Track Format http://developer.apple.com/documentation/QuickTime/REF/Streaming.29.htm
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