Day 1 Apple Teacher Institute

Arrived at Cheltenham. Beautiful location and 76 teachers. This afternoon I worked alongside teachers from Taiwan, Wales and Liverpool to make a movie with the theme “Romantic Architecture” after some basic planning. We got to see all the groups’ efforts this evening and I was amazed at just how much was possible simply using iMovie. Morfo Booth was a popular choice with some of the groups and there was some simple stuff but the most effective movies were the ones that used effective still images with well chosen music or simple photo effects which I had never thought about using with iMovie before.

Julian, our Apple Educator for the session made the point that we often ask students to do things without giving them the necessary guidelines to help them get creative. In our group we went from having no ideas at all to getting a plot together simply by working things through. It was definitely an example of how a group can be greater than the sum of the parts.