In this step you tell Movie Maker the location of the video clips that you will use to make the movie.

  1. Open Windows Movie Maker (start, programs, windows movie maker)
  2. Click “Import Video” under movie tasks to left
  3. Use the drop down menu to browse to location of video clips (this will often be the Y: drive, look for “jontemplates on ‘acsfs2’ (Y:)”
  4. Uncheck the box that says “create clips for video files”
  5. Select clips (you can select several at the same time)
  6. Click import
  7. Wait, then move on to Sequence

In this step you get your video clips in the right order.

  1. Identify location of clips. Change Collections in the toolbar to see all your video clips
  2. Preview clips in play back window to right
  3. Drag and drop clips to storyboard; move to correct order
  4. Save frequently
  5. Preview storyboard in playback window
  6. Once you get all your clips in order move on to effects, transitions and titles

Once your movie is ready you have one more step, Finish the Movie. This is kind of like the publishing step in the writing process; you make a final nice copy to share with other people. In this step Windows Movie Maker is going to collected all your pieces of video and any effects or titles and combine it all into one nice tidy file.

  1. Make sure you have save the project before going on, this step crashes the computer sometimes
  2. Click “Save to my computer” under Finish Movie to left
  3. Type a name for the finished movie file (it does not have to be the complete title, it can be short)
  4. Click browse
  5. Navigate to “My Documents” and put the movie somewhere inside
  6. Click OK
  7. Click next
  8. WAIT, this one may take a while
  9. Done!

NCAECT Session 1 – Comprehension and Fluency with Voicethread

Their wiki at:

Fluency – powerpoint on their wiki

  • Rehearsal opportunities for automaticity
  • get past decoding and to comprehension
  • use single words on ppt with voice and wait time – for automaticity – and then add picture with word for recognition

2nd grade Comprehension and Voicethread

  • the school has voicethread site
  • teacher has her voicethread site
  • only 3 for free – so delete and start over
  • Use Voicethread for comprehension discussion
  • students pick animal image avatar
  • Teacher has avatar that they recognize and use that to get prompt
  • Parents can get there.
  • you can also type your answer – for at home or whatever

3rd grade comprehension and Voicethread

  • literature circle with voicethread
  • all directions are in teacher avatar
  • no name
  • all jobs like in regular lit circle
  • they can answer each other
  • they can doodle on screen

Directions – posted on the site

  • be sure to check the what is a voice thread link on
  • load icon up for the kids. show them how to select. – identity
  • tell the kids “2 re-dos and then you are stuck with it”
  • kids can delete other’s work

Publishing! Let them illustrate and narrate their stories

info at

things to think about

svideo converter
good lighting – studio lighting
headphone splitter
wideangle lens

computer and monitor for script

play video or something at end – reward

use as positive behavior support