Thanks for reading the blog! While my third grade students are responsible for writing the script, helping film the scenes, designing their costumes, making or bringing their props, and selecting music for their scenes, I do the actual editing on my own computer. It would take a great deal of time out of my instructional day to have my 3rd graders learn to edit the movies. I do think that older students might be able to be more involved in the editing process, but we only have the video editing software on one computer.
There is a Windows software called Microsoft Photo Story which allows students to use digital pictures to easily create their own "movies" with narration. It is great for turning personal narrative stories into multimedia books complete with pictures, music, and sound effects. Here is a link to the Photo Story website: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/PhotoStory/default.mspx
Good luck with your movie-making!
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