Thursday, June 28, 2012

Creating Book Trailers with iMovie

Our grade 5 students recently used iMovie to create book trailers to promote their favorite books. From these trailers, we created QR codes and attached them to the front of the book in the school library. Other students can simply scan these QR codes to view these trailers created by other students.

The goal for the next school year is to get students from all grades involved in creating their own book trailers and attaching the QR code to as many books in the library as possible. Students expressed that they really enjoyed watching the book trailers created by their peers more than professional ones created by publishers since they seemed more authentic and honest.

Here are a few examples of the book trailers which the students created.

The tale of Despereaux Book trailer from ipad-tk on Vimeo.

The Hunger Games from ipad-tk on Vimeo.

Hotel For Dogs by: Lois Duncan from ipad-tk on Vimeo.

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies from ipad-tk on Vimeo.