Last school year I had a few students who were really into Legos. One student found Lego Movie Maker for his iPod. The App was quickly loaded up onto several other devices in the classroom. My students couldn’t STOP making movies!
Being the sort of teacher that I am, I asked them to show me the App. They happily agreed. And yes, several girls got in on the App Frenzy too! I was amazed at the ease in which they created their stop animation videos. And to be quite honest, they weren’t half bad either. They created videos on various topics including recycling.
The App: Lego Movie Maker (Free, iPod) has several features:
- Onion Skin — allows you to view where the last shot was taken
- Sound Effects
- Add Frames
- Delete Frames
- Adjust Speed
- Voice Over (under Record a New Sound)
- And a variety of other choices
Once you have completed your movie you can upload to YouTube. One thing my students started doing was to further edit their movies in iMovie. The kids are brilliant! I love learning from my students.
While the students didn’t fully use all that the App had to offer, they did get their message across. It was easy, fun, and everyone had a good time. That’s what learning is all about!