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Three Good Apps for Creating Videos on Android Devices. Creating videos is one of my favorite activities to do with students.

Three Good Apps for Creating Videos on Android Devices

I never get tired of seeing what students create and I never tire of their enthusiasm for the creative process. I'm a big fan of letting students choose the video creation tool that they like best rather than prescribing that they all have to use the same app. By letting them choose the app they like the best, they have more flexibility in the format of their final products. That said, some students will look for recommendations from you. These are the Android apps that typically recommend for creating videos on Android devices. Stop Motion Studio Offers a Great Way to Make Videos.

Stop Motion Studio is a great app for creating stop motion videos.

Stop Motion Studio Offers a Great Way to Make Videos

The app is available for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac operating systems. The basic (free) version of Stop Motion Studio lets you take as many pictures as you like and string them together in a sequence that plays back at a frame-per-second rate of your choosing. Each frame can be edited individually before you produce the final video. You can also add narration to your video in the basic version of the app. Completed projects can be saved to your device and from there you can share them on YouTube or on your favorite social network. How to Make Book Trailer Videos. Creating a book trailer video can be a great alternative to writing a book report.

How to Make Book Trailer Videos

TheLearnia Offers a Good Way to Create Video Lessons. TheLearnia is a free service that I reviewed about four years ago when it was primarily a social network built around video lessons.

theLearnia Offers a Good Way to Create Video Lessons

How to Make a Good Explanatory Video - Research, Planning, Editing. Great Tools for Creating Screencasts - A PDF Handout. How to Create an Interactive Series of Videos. Six Alternatives to TechSmith's Snagit, Knowmia, and ScreenChomp. This morning TechSmith announced that they are closing down Knowmia, ScreenChomp, and Snagit for Chrome.

Six Alternatives to TechSmith's Snagit, Knowmia, and ScreenChomp

In other words, half of their free products that teachers loved. Here are some alternatives to those tools. How to Create Recordings of Your iPad's Screen. This week's Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week was about how to create screencast videos on an Android device.

How to Create Recordings of Your iPad's Screen

Shortly after posting that tip I had some people ask how to create a screencast of an iPad screen. There are a couple of ways that you can create a screencast video of your iPad's screen.Method 1 - If you have a Mac computer: Connect your iPad to your Mac by using the Lightning cable (the cable that came with your iPad). Then open QuickTime on your Mac. Next select "new movie recording" from the QuickTime menu.

You can then choose the name of your iPad and click record. Whiteboard videos: If you don't need to record your entire iPad screen and just want to make a whiteboard video there are plenty of options available in the App Store. Learn how to do things like this and many more practical ed tech tips at the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp in July. Three Tips for Planning Video Projects. I love video projects because the entire process of developing project ideas, creating the video, and sharing the video engages almost all students.

Three Tips for Planning Video Projects

Over the years I have helped hundreds (maybe thousands) of students and teachers create videos in their classrooms. If you haven't tried making videos with your students or you have and it didn't go as you hoped it would have, here are three of my favorite tips for planning video projects. 1. Keep it short and sweet. Three Tools Students Can Use to Add Annotations to Videos. When we talk about flipped lessons it often involves a lot of heavy lifting on a teacher's part.

Three Tools Students Can Use to Add Annotations to Videos

From finding a video to adding questions to the video, it is a time-consuming process and in the end we're still not always sure if the students actually watched the video or they just guessed at the answers to the questions. One way to flip the standard flipped classroom model is to have students find and annotate videos that then submit to you. The following three tools can be used by students for that purpose. Using VideoANT anyone can add annotations to any publicly accessible YouTube video. To do this copy the URL of a video and paste it into the VideoANT annotation tool. Tools and Techniques for Creating Screencast Videos. The question that I seem to receive in my email more than any other is, "what software do you use to create your tutorial videos.

Tools and Techniques for Creating Screencast Videos

" I use Screencast-o-matic Pro most of the time. Screencast-o-matic Pro is perfect for my needs. But there are other tools that you might want to consider for your situation. I have used all of the following screencasting tools at one time or another. Screencast recording on a Mac. The Instructional Technology Tool I Recommend in Email More Than Any Other.

The Instructional Technology Tool I Recommend in Email More Than Any Other. A Seven Part Guide to Video Editing Fundamentals. Wistia is a great video hosting tool that I've written about in the past.

A Seven Part Guide to Video Editing Fundamentals

Besides using it to host videos, I've used it to convert video file formats. Wistia's learning center offers a lot of good advice for new and veteran video creators. Recently, they published a new seven part guide to video editing basics. The guide covers choosing your editing software, transferring footage and organizing projects, finding and assembling the best takes from live action video, trimming the head and tail of footage, adding music and B-roll, exporting a proof, and wrapping-up the project.

Each part of the guide includes sample videos to demonstrate the topics discussed. Ten Good Video Sources for Science Teachers and Students. On Sunday evening I shared a list of ten good sources of social studies videos. To keep the video source series going I've created a list of sources for educational science videos. Here are ten good sources of science videos for students and teachers. On his website and YouTube channel Montana's 2011 Teacher of the Year Paul Anderson has uploaded more than 300 quality instructional videos like the ones about biology that are embedded below. Two Ways to Blur Faces in Videos. Whether it's a holiday concert, a science fair, or a sporting event throughout the school year there are plenty of opportunities for creating videos that include images and or raw video of students doing neat things.

Not every student wants to appear in those videos. Likewise, not every parent wants his or her child's image to appear in those videos. Create Interactive Year-in-Review Videos on Wideo. As the end of the year approaches we will start to see a lot of year-in-review news videos. Many of those videos will be simple montages of images set to music. Your students can do the same thing using any number of free video editing tools.

If they use they can make their videos interactive. Show Me What's Wrong - Provide Tech Help to Students and Colleagues. is the service that I use for the screencast videos that appear in my Practical Ed Tech playlist on YouTube. In addition to the screen recording tool Screencast-O-Matic offers a service that can help you help others with their tech problems. Show Me What's Wrong is a free service is designed to help you help others with their computer problems. To use the service enter your name and email address to have a custom URL assigned to you. You then send that url to the person who needs help. They open the link and can start recording their screens and talk about the trouble they're having.

Tools and Techniques for Creating Screencast Videos.

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Free Comedy & Dramas 125 Korean Feature Films – Free – The Korean Film Archive has put on YouTube over 100 Korean feature films, including Im Kwon-taek’s Sopyonje and Hong Sangsoo’s The Day the Pig Fell Into a Well. A bonanza for fans of Korean film.70 Movies in HD from Famed Russian Studio Mosfilm – Free – Includes films by Tarkovsky, Eisenstein and Kurosawa, plus Sergei Bondarchuk’s 1969 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. These all appear on Mosfilm’s official YouTube channel.A Farewell to Arms – Free – Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in a film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)A Hunting Accident – Free – Soviet romantic drama directed by Emil Loteanu, adapted from Anton Chekhov’s “The Shooting Party.”

Collective:unconscious – Free – Five indie filmmakers adapt each other’s dreams for the screen. Free Hitchcock, Noir, Horror & Thriller Films. 20 FREE Online Stock Video Sites! - The Beat: A Blog by PremiumBeat. 1. Free Stock FootageAlthough the site is called Free Stock Footage, it’s somewhat restrictive.

20 Open Source Movies You Can Edit and Redistribute for Free. Open Source Movies, also called Open Content Movies or simply Open Movies are, as the name suggests, movies that enable the end user to view and edit the production materials. Wideo - Make animated online videos free. 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them. Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work.

Using Video to Teach

Video Creation Tools. Video Manipulation Tools. TED Talks. Thumboo! Free Website Thumbnails and PHP Script to Generate Web Screenshots. 6 Questions for EduCrate’s Leyla Akincilar on Using Videos for Education. Click the image to see all the stories in our series Leyla Akincilar is a former administrator, teacher, coach and curriculum director. After 13 years in urban education, both in public and charter schools, Akincilar recently took her skills from the classroom at KIPP Bayview Academy to EduCrate, an ed-tech startup that is curating educational videos to help teachers bring rigor, differentiation and engagement to their lessons. The videos are stored in The Cratrix, an interactive online library organized according to the Common Core standards. EducationShift talked with Akincilar about her experience with video education and how other educators can best incorporate it. What does video do for the learning process that tradition lecturing or textbooks do not?

Leyla Akincilar: The video engages students in multiple ways — auditory, visually — and they can learn on those different levels. How to create a custom thumbnail for your YouTube video. How to download YouTube videos without any software. YouTube is the best available website on internet for watching and downloading videos. An Overview of Important Basic YouTube Settings for Teachers.