Overview Available anywhere, any time, across your devices WeVideo makes video creation accessible to everyone, using cloud-based technologies to make it easier, faster and more convenient. Because it's cloud-based, we make social video editing possible, where people come together online to collaborate on a video project. Choose the interface that's best for you WeVideo has three levels of interface, to grow with you as your video editing experience grows. How to Remove Background Noise From Your Screencast Audio (Tip: For best results you should listen using headphones, earbuds or just turn the volume up on your speakers.) What Can You Do About that Pesky Background Noise? The topic of enhancing the audio in your web video or screencast project came up in a discussion with friends during the last couple of weeks. Of course, your best bet against degraded audio in the final production is to front load your project with decent hardware (e.g., microphone, mixer, etc.), while sanitizing your acoustic environment as much as possible from background noises. But, then again, saying all that is sort of like telling someone that they can save a lot on the cost of multi-vitamins by simply “eating right.” The fact is, we don’t always get it right.
5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos Over the last few days I've featured a couple of free tools for adding interactive elements to your videos. In the last year I've reviewed a few other services and methods for doing the same thing. This is a round-up of the ways that you can add interactive elements to your videos. The first four tools could be used by students to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. These tools could be used by teachers to enhance the short videos that they create for flipped lessons. YouTube has annotation tools built right into the editor that you can use when you upload your own content to the site.
100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code [via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. 10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects “… ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It’s a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending video communication today.” (Stephen Downes) If you follow my Twitter-stream, you know that I spend a lot of time viewing, collecting & sharing videos.
10 Video Projects Every Teacher Should Try Making classroom movies has gotten much easier now that cell phones, tablets and other devices feature video capabilities that are high quality and simple to use. And happily, we’ve found that students love to use video—it’s a format that they understand and that sparks their creativity. Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.
9 Best Free Image Editors Adobe Photoshop may be dominant among industry professionals, but the software can be daunting for beginners and amateurs who just want to touch up the occasional photo. There are many simpler, easier-to-use alternatives to Photoshop, some of which offer features the latter does not. Plus, many image editors don't have the hefty sticker price of Adobe products. We rounded up nine free image editors that range from basic programs with plenty of filters to near professional-grade software for pixel-to-pixel editing. Check out the gallery and let us know if we missed any of your favorites in the comments below. Image: Flickr, Marty.fm. 5 Best Video Editing tools : Free Video editing software are for creating quality videos. You can cut and edit videos. These software are easy to learn and use. They can do complex editing of video like scene transition, loops, audio overlays, splices, trim and join video contents. The supported output formats include AVI, WMV, MP4, 3GP, SWF, MKV, MPEG MP3 and DVD which can run on iPods, iPad, PSP, Mobiles and other devices. There are many video editing software available for free.
CodeSpells: Express Yourself With Magic by ThoughtSTEM When we were young, wizards like Gandalf and Dumbledore struck a chord in our minds. We spent hours pretending to be wizards and casting epic imaginary spells. Now, we want to bring that kind of creative freedom to video games. Instead of giving the player pre-packaged spells, CodeSpells allows you to craft your own magical spells. Education in a technological world) During this half term, I've been busy working with our three lower school classes on a rather special project in their ICT lessons. It all began back in April when I blogged about an app I discovered in the app store that would allow a user to create an aged movie. My brain began to think just how I could incorporate this technology into our planned topic of 'Movie Making'.
Digital Video in the Classroom Students are exposed to basics in video project composition. Activities include learning how to build visually effective shots, how to use music to enhance the feel of the presentation, and how to create a movie project that is designed to keep a student’s attention in the context of teaching standards-based material. Review materials, get links from class, and view the syllabus. 10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom Thanks to the folks over at Khan Academy, alternative modes of delivering classroom instruction are all the rage. We’ve got face to face models, labs, rotations, online-only, self-blend, and of course, flipped. While there are numerous ways to implement a flipped classroom, the basic components include some form of prerecorded lectures that are then followed by in-class work. Flipped classrooms are heralded for many reasons.
Five free video editors that deliver impressive results To be competitive, businesses need to promote themselves in multiple ways. And as modern society has developed a short attention span and become highly social-centric, many businesses are developing a video strategy to aid in marketing. Most small companies don't have the budget for the industry standard video editors (nor the time to learn their complex processes). Fortunately, smaller houses can turn to free solutions that offer enough features to create quality video.