Standards & Software

Tool-based Software and Sunshine State Standards

Video Software

The software programs listed here are just a few of many available video software programs that are designed to help you create, capture, edit and share digital movies.

Software
Description
License
Platform
iMovie Import, edit & share movies Commercial Mac
Movie Maker2 Create, edit & share home movies Free PC
Quicktime Movie viewer application Free Mac, PC
iDVD DVD authoring program Commercial Mac
Avid Free DV Digital video editing Free Mac, PC
Apple Final Cut Pro Editing, compositing & special effects Commercial Mac
Adobe Premier Capture & edit video for digital filmmaking Commercial/Trial PC

The varied capabilities of a video software tool include, but are not limited to the following: capture or import digital movies, rearrange or delete scenes, create transitions such as cut, dissolve, cross-fade, include titles, special effects, background scenes, drag and drop movie clips and photos, record your own sound or import a sound file, publish video to websites, blogs and DVDs, and create video podcasts (vodcast) with chapter markers. The video software tools can be used across the curriculum and in varied grade levels.

Sample Lesson Plans

The following sample lesson plans provide a general idea on how the video software tool can be integrated in a content area and grade level. Although there may not be an example for every content area or at every grade level, the lessons from one content area or grade level can often be adapted to another due to its open-ended approach.

Grade Level K-2

Arts: Theatre

Arts: Visual

Language Arts

Science

Grade Level 3-5

Arts: Theater

Arts: Visual

Language Arts

Social Studies

Grade Level 6-8

Arts: Music

Arts: Theatre

Arts: Visual

Language Arts

Science

Social Studies

Grade Levels 9-12

Arts: Theatre

Arts: Visual

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Subject