Edmodo has been a wonderful resource for my classroom. As an English teacher, I love that my students can post a paper that they have written and receive feedback from their classmates and teachers, and store their work right on the site.
My students and I do a lot of digital storytelling. Like many teachers, I “trick” my students into writing by having them create scripts and writings for digital projects. For the longest time I could not figure out how to get an iMovie into Edmodo. Here’s the solution and it’s quick!
I blasted a couple of tweets, took some suggestions, made some modifications, and had a solution in minutes. Twitter is full of amazing educators. (Special thanks to @sjunkins and especially
How to get your students’ iMovies into Edmdo:
- Students create an iMovie. (My students created a 2 minute movie review with a partner full of transitions, effects, & text.)
- Proofread. Preview. Peer-edit.
- Select “Share” in the menu bar. (See photo 1)
- Drag down to “Export Using QuickTime” (See photo 1)
- The name of your movie must end in “.mov”. If your students change this (and they will) it WILL NOT WORK. (See photo 2)
- Choose Broadband Medium. We tried other other qualities with poor success. Choose Broadband Medium. (See photo2)
- Save it to the desktop.
- Log into Edmodo and upload it.
That’s it. The students name it in Edmodo and when the link is clicked the movie opens and plays. The quality and speed are good.
Hope this very simple solution helps you and your students out.