Recently with my class we looked at iMovie in computing. We are launching a new purpose-built planning and assessment for computing that relies on weekly skills sessions that will result in a project-based assessment. There are plenty of video editing apps but none can compare to the child friendly layout of iMovie. The app itself is perfect for the classroom, children learn quickly how to navigate around and use the app confidently.




Possible the best feature for the use in classrooms is the in-built trailers! The app allows you to create 12 different Hollywood style trailers all with different styles. Both storytelling techniques and persuasion can easily be covered using this app.


This is another option which allows users to create videos by combining videos, pictures and music in a more individual way. Users can customise film studio logos, cast names and credits, add and adjust videos and photos and add existing content from your library, or record new footage straight into your trailer.

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We focused on adding pictures and making full use of the Ken Burns feature, as well as adding videos. Afterwards I demonstrated how to split and edit the videos with various features and even by slowing them down. At the end we completed our videos by adding text and a soundtrack to our projects.

Other ways to use iMovie would be:

  • To do an information video about a science topic or history topic.
  • Flipped Learning Maths videos
  • Use a trailer to make a biography about a famous person.
  • Make a set of instructions about a PE game,
  • A recount of a school trip or residential.
  • An evaluation of a D&T topic.

Here is the video to the Post-It Note Challenge:

The Post-It Note Challenge! By Old Hall Primary from Old Hall Primary on Vimeo.
Overall, this is a great app with so many uses across the curriculum.

Thanks for Reading!

Adam Chase