Clips app for the Creative Win!
When I first saw the Clips app, I knew that my students were going to love it with all of its cool features and easy to use format. The day I showed my students they couldn't wait to record their own video. It was the beginning of the year, so I thought the Clips app would be the perfect way for the students to get to know each other a bit better. I went over the features of the Clips app like the posters, the effects browser, which is filled with filters, labels, stickers and the emoji selections. My kids were in love...with a learning tool! We were all super excited about creating videos. The students were busy finding pictures to fit their "All about Me" video and collaborating on which emojis to use to describe their likes the best. My iPad Lab was a buzz of excitement and creation. The live titles were a super hit and the students loved sharing their ideas verbally and visually by using it to create captions. Everything they needed for a full video design was right there inside of the Clips app including music you can add in, that automatically adjusts to your recorded video. This teaching tool is literally a teacher's dream for student use and collaboration for basically any subject or content. Within the same day we had completed video recordings of our "All About Me" projects. The students were so pleased with their peers responses that immediately they wanted to make Clips videos for every area of learning. It was what I call Cliptomania!!!! We have used the Clips app to record tutorial videos, American Revolution videos, Famous American's videos, math videos, science videos and creative writing videos. I love watching my students create videos and knowing they have the ability to add to the medium of their generation, which is contributing to their total media literacy experience.
The Clips App Tutorial Version 2. The clips app was updated in November so I created a new Clips tutorial for teachers and students. This tutorial shows how to create a Clips video using the Clips app.
I also have a YouTube channel with more examples of student created Clips apps videos.
Kristen's YouTube Channel
K-5th Technology Teacher in our iPad Lab. I love what I am blessed to do each day!