It could just be user-error!
I have been thinking and research the way video, multimedia with collaboration can assist us to meet the safety outcomes from within the TAS Mandatory Stage 4 Syllabus. I have used iMovie in the past but never for Year 7 TAS. A problem we face with every class is the completion and evidence of students completing safety demonstrations and then passing tests for us to keep on file.
Teachers end up with boxes of paper tests which have to marked, recorded and stored somewhere. Students who do not achieve satisfactory marks need to re-sit the test. OnGuard is a good program when it works, or when students can log in (for various reasons), or when they have not failed the same test 3 times on the final question and still have 3-5 more tests to complete. From my own experiences, students with learning difficulties struggle with the online or paper based testing and the threat of not being able to complete any practical work until the safety tests are completed becomes very difficult to manage as well.
My research led me to using iPads and the consideration for inclusion of students with special needs and how can we improve this system. I know iPads can be used to make moves but I have never used mine for that , so I decided to trial it.... I'm glad I did. I'm not sure if it was my iPad and the version of the iMovie application, lack of updates, or plain user- error and incompetence. I could not edit the video in iMovie, export it or load it directly to YouTube, via my school Google/Gmail account as per the GUI (Graphical User Interface) instructions and prompts.
I tried several times and resorted to filming my 'Student Sample' with my iPad but having to load it onto my laptop and edit it through the actual iMovie program. I did find with the new Operating System - Yosemite, the program has changed. Menus are different and functions are different. I was looking for menu paths and functions that I previously have used, but couldn't this time. One improve was the ability to Share the Project File directly as a QuickTime file to your desktop or to a social media platform without the need for 'finalising and then exporting' it first.
The filming is quite bad. My head is cut off for most of it. But hopefully it demonstrates how technology can assist in the teaching and learning of an outcome.