When designing a learning experience for students it is often difficult to decide what ICT's would be the most advantageous to use. What is more, is the product readily available and is it user friendly? I am currently designing a unit plan for a class of Grade 7 students that requires them to make a video clip. I have been researching a vast amount of programs and asking fellow peers, and teachers which products they have previously used and what they think about different technologies. With such a range of responses and different points of view I decided to investigate options that focused on being user friendly and cost effective. Windows Movie Maker is one such option. This software can be downloaded off the Internet and used immediately. The following YouTube clip explains how to use Windows Movie Maker.
This YouTube clip could be a great resource to explain to students how to use Movie Maker.
Microsoft Corporation. (2009). Windows Movie Maker 2.1 Download. Retrieved September 18, 2009, from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx
Movie Maker Video Editing Tutorial (2006). Retrieved September 18, 2009, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZXK68NS7gU&feature=related