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11 Great Video Tools for Teachers

Over the last couple of years Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been posting dozens and dozens of video web tools; but as you probably know, one of the common characteristics of almost all the web 2.0 tools is that they have a limited life span. Some of them live longer than others. That is why once a year and when our time permits, we do a massive hunt for those dead links in our blog, we try to omit those web tools that are no longer working and update our readers with the new releases. But this is a really hard work and takes a lot of time so if ever you are reading one of our oldest pages here and come across a link that does not work, please let us know .

As we were going through the video tools we have previously posted , we found some tools are no longer working such as Masher, which is really a good service and just last month we  featured it in one of our posts but today when you try it all you get is an error page , We don't know if it is just down for some time or it is gone forever. However, we have curated for you a list of some great video tools that will allow you to : create videos, edit them, add subtitles to videos, share them, and many more. Have a look at the list below and let us know what you think of it.

1- Animoto

Animoto is a great website. It allows users to create stunning videos using a simple process and without the need for advanced  video editing knowledge. It also has app for both Android and iOS.


Stupeflix is another website you should consider when creating videos. It actually allows you to mix photos, videos and music to create awesome videos .It has a user friendly interface and is as simple as Animoto.

3- Vimeo

This is more of a video community than a creation tool. You can use it to host and upload your videos to share with others.

4- Xtranormal

This is a great website for making animated movies. It is one of my favorite and all you need to do is type your words and Xtranormal turns them into animated clips.

5- Microsoft Cliplets

Microsoft Research Cliplets is an interactive app that gives users the power to create "Cliplets" -- a type of imagery that sits between stills and video, including imagery such as video textures and "cinemagraphs". The app provides a simple, yet expressive way to mix static and dynamic elements from a video clip.

6- vReal

This is a video software that you can download into your computer. It lets you manage your videos,  edit them and add effects before sharing them with others.

7- Pixorial

Pixorial allows users to create videos, add titles, transitions, overlay text and music. It also has a unique feature which is that of storing videos in Google Drive.

8- Viewbix

Viewbix lets you add interactive apps to your videos that engage viewers and drive calls to action.

9- Overstream

Overstream makes it easy to for you to  add subtitles for online videos. Watch the tutorial it featured on its homepage to learn how to add subtitles to videos

10- WeVideo

WeVideo is another popular video website. It basically provides different editing features and it syncs with Google Drive as well.

11- Magisto

Magisto is a video editing web tool that you can use to turn plain videos into beautifully produced movies.

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