Using Green Screen Effects to Create Instructional Videos

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Dr. Dr. Patricia Brown  
Carla Jefferson  

Learn a few easy editing tricks that you can use to make videos that mystify and amaze your audience. You’ll also learn how to use the built-in green-screen feature in iMovie to guide viewers through any place — real or imagined.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: iMovie -
Keynote -
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Performing/visual arts
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

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In this session, you’ll learn a few easy editing tricks that you can use to make videos that mystify and amaze your audience. You’ll also learn how to use the built-in green-screen feature in iMovie to guide viewers through any place—real or imagined.


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Dr. Dr. Patricia Brown, Ladue School District
ISTE Certified Educator

Patricia J. Brown, known as “MsEdtechie,” is an equity-minded, innovative educator with a passionate commitment to student growth and the learning experience through effective technology integration. Brown is a technology specialist in St. Louis, Missouri, and the owner of MsEdtechie Consultants LLC. She’s also a member of the ISTE Board of Directors and the Smithsonian Institution STEM Advisory Committee. As a 19-year veteran educator, she helps break down traditional classroom walls by creating a culture that fosters the 4 C’s and authentic learning. She’s passionate about closing the digital equity divide through access and opportunity, and sharing practical techniques to create meaningful technology interactions and make global connections. Among her many accolades, she was selected as a National School Board Association’s 20 to Watch in EdTech, an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator for Missouri, and, in 2006, she was honored as Teacher of The Year for the St. Louis Public Schools. She has served on the advisory panel for ISTE’s member magazine, Empowered Learner, and currently serves as an ISTE Digital Equity PLN co-chair, and a facilitator. Her work has been featured in several edtech publications, including Tech & Learning Magazine, Scholastic Administrator Magazine, Edtech Magazine and Entrsekt, and she has been a monthly columnist for many other magazines and journals. Brown is a keynote speaker and presenter, and was a featured TED Masterclass speaker at the ISTE 18.

Carla Jefferson, Darlington County School District

Carla Jefferson is an instructional technology coordinator for the Darlington County School District in South Carolina. A 22-year veteran educator, Jefferson has been a classroom teacher, curriculum facilitator and school- and district-level administrator. Her passion for technology and teaching has led her on a journey to assist her district in making a digital transformation. Jefferson works with administrators, teachers and classified staff on effectively integrating technology into their learning spaces. Jefferson and colleague Rhett Hughes co-host the #dcsdtransforms podcast where they spotlight innovative work in their district and share new and creative ways to effectively integrate technology into the classroom. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Certified Apple Learning Specialist, Google Certified Educator/Trainer/Innovator, Google CS First facilitator, Remind Connected Educator and a member of the Remind Advisory Board. Jefferson has been recognized as a 2010-2011 Darlington County School District Honor Roll Teacher and as the 2016 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator for South Carolina. She currently serves as a member of the South Carolina ASCD board, is the chair for the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) Instructional Technology Roundtable and is a member of the ISTE Digital Equity PLN. Jefferson is passionate about digital equity and helping people understand that it’s the blend of equity through access and opportunity that will change the game in our learning spaces.