Providing clarity of learning intentions through Clips

As educators we are faced with the challenge of designing learning experiences that engage our students in creative expression, while ensuring curriculum requirements are met. I am a big fan of digital scaffolds, the apps Keynote and Numbers being two of my favourite tools for this. More recently, I have discovered how ‘Clips’ provides clarity of learning intentions so students can record, synthesise and share learning in deep and personal ways.

Clips is a movie making app with a simple user interface that enables teachers and students to create video content quickly and easily. By providing a Clips project template with the learning intentions built-in at the beginning, followed by posters as instructional placeholders, students have clarity around the required knowledge and skills they need to demonstrate.

Features of this type of Clips project:

  • Reduce cognitive load for students ensuring they can focus on aspects of a task in manageable chunks 
  • Provide multiple opportunities for students to watch and listen to the teacher explaining the requirements of the task
  • Enable students to creatively express what they know and can do through a combination of annotations, video, music, photos, live titles and more
  • Differentiate for the diverse needs of all our students.

More information


Example of a Clips project that can be used as a scaffold (Open this file in Clips)

All Comments

Posted on October 22, 2022

Thanks for sharing. Clips is one of my favourite apps, so many uses!

Posted on October 24, 2022

I love this idea Chantelle, thank you! Sharing Clips project files with students opens up so many possibilities... I'm looking forward to trying this one! 🤩

Posted on October 24, 2022

Such an interactive and engaging way to hook students into their learning, as well as having them reflect on their next steps! Thanks Chantelle! :0)

Posted on October 26, 2022

Amazing Chantelle, such a great way to use Clips 🙌🏻

Posted on October 27, 2022

The clear instructions in this resource will really support learners to create engaging and meaningful Clips projects that allow students to show what they know and understand, in creative and comprehensive ways. Thanks for sharing.

Posted on October 31, 2022

Love the way you did the introduction with the learning intentions!

Posted on February 18, 2023

This looks fabulous Chantelle. I love Clips and will definitely try this out with my teachers.

Posted on February 19, 2023

Thanks for sharing. It’s opened up new ways for me to think about using clips effectively across all ages and stages of learning. 👏

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