Teaching Ideas for Windows Live Movie Maker

TechnoKids Inc. has recently updated several projects with instructions for Windows Live Movie Maker. TechnoDrama and TechnoCommercial are now available for Microsoft’s latest version of movie making software.

IMPORTANT: Windows Live Movie Maker is no longer available. To find other TechnoKids projects for elementary and middle school students, view the Project Matrix or visit the TechnoKids website.

Windows Live Movie Maker is a free download for Windows 8, Windows 7, and Vista users. Although Windows XP and Vista came with Movie Maker, the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system does not include this software. Instead, users must download it from Microsoft.

Windows Live Movie Maker is different from previous versions of the software. Microsoft wanted to create a simpler program for editing photos and video to produce movies and slideshows. The TechnoKids projects take advantage of the new features available in the program.

In TechnoDrama, elementary students give a modern twist to a nursery rhyme. The digital story is filmed using basic equipment and edited using the fun features available in Windows Live Movie Maker.

In TechnoCommercial, middle school students create a commercial. They study sample advertisements to study selling and camera techniques. Later, these methods are applied when making to their own commercial.

TechnoKids customers that own a licensed version of TechnoDrama or TechnoCommercial will qualify for upgrade pricing when ordering the Windows Live Movie Maker version. To learn more email support@technokids.com.


Hella Comat, Curriculum Writer - Hella Comat is a dedicated professional, who has taught in the education system for more than 30 years. As a pioneer of technology integration in Ontario public schools she was one of the first teachers to introduce the internet, video conferencing, web design, and multimedia learning activities to teachers and students in the Halton Board. To inspire teachers to use technology, she has led sessions for the Touch Technology program, ran workshops at education conferences, and sat on numerous advisory committees related to technology-issues. In recent years she taught the Computer in the Classroom course, at York University. Her lifelong commitment to teaching and learning was acknowledged when she was honored as the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Hella's contribution to the blog includes entries about the importance of technology integration. Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom Hella writes about teaching strategies and useful resources that can benefit your practice. In addition, she provides innovative lesson ideas that you can implement into your own curriculum.

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