Rachael Sullivan’s iMovie workshop was fantastic! Although she prepared the workshop for iMovie 09 (per the loaner computer from L&S IT that was supposed to mirror the computers in CRT 108), the room actually has iMovie 08. Details…
In spite of this, we got a great introduction to the general layout and workings of iMovie, learning basic skills that could transfer to all versions of iMovie. Here are the topics we covered:
You can download the iMovie basics handout to see exactly what we covered during the workshop. It includes lots of screen captures that any first-time iMovie users could follow to create their first video—but remember, the handout is written for iMovie 09. Feel free to distribute it to students, or email Rachael for the editable file (sulliv97 [at] uwm.edu). Thanks to everyone who attended the workshop!
And for those who are interested, here are some of the resources and links that Rachael has gathered over the years. (She credits Ken Stone for his excellent iMovie guide, from which she adapted a few screen captures and some instructions for my own handout.)
Material Licensed for Remixing
Free Sound (just sound, no music)
Flickr (go to Search > Advanced Search > Creative Commons)
Possible Assignments, Student Samples, etc.
Know about more resources? Put them in the comments!
We’ve gathered some technology & pedagogy websites, journals and more below. Please feel free to send more (via email or comments).
Blogs, Journals & Websites
gnovis, a peer-reviewed journal and academic blog run by graduate students in the Communication, Culture, and Technology program at Georgetown University
Grand Text Auto, a group blog about computer narrative, games, poetry, and art
Articles & Essays
Matthew Kirschenbaum. “Intellectual Property Online: The Case of Student Writing.” Kairos 3.1
Elizabeth Losh. “Digital Rhetoric: Genres, Disciplines, and Trends.”
Jim Ridolfo. “(C).omprehensive (O).nline (D).ocument (E).valuation.” Kairos 10.2