November 21, 2014
We have reviewed and shared over 200 educational apps during this year. Based on your interactions with these posts together with the popularity of these apps among teachers and educators from around the world, we decided to compile a series of lists featuring the best iPad apps to use for doing a variety of digital tasks with students. We will start with the video apps category and share with what we think are the top 10 iPad apps that you can use to create educational videos and instructional tutorials for your class.
WeVideo is an awesome video editor that allows you to both capture and edit videos on the go. Using weVideo will also enable you to create amazing photo-stories and slideshows using the images you have in your gallery or the ones you have captured by the app. WeVideo provides a slew of interesting tools to edit your creations including : adding effects to movies, a set of pre-made themes, add titles and captions, add music and audio. The finished product can be shared through popular social media websites.
Knowmia Teach is a new free lesson planning and recording tool for teachers and their students. It helps you create short video lessons on any subject and publish them on Knowmia.com so students, other teachers and the public can find them. Knowmia Teach makes it easy to bring in visual aids from multiple sources, organize them in steps (like slides in a presentation) and use your own voice and fingers to bring your lesson to life. You can design each step in the lesson, record illustrations as you draw them, and create sophisticated animation sequences with a simple stroke of a finger. We also give you the ability to describe your lesson in a way that makes it simple for anyone who is interested in the subject to find your video.
3- YouTube Capture
YouTube Capture is definitely a must have iPad app for teachers and students. This app is developed by Google and, unlike the basic YouTube app, YouTube Capture allows users to record videos and upload them instantly and right from their iPad or phones and Instagram.
4- Explain Everything
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Using Explain Everything, you will be able to create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.
30hands Mobile focuses on the power of storytelling and ITERATIVE CREATIVITY. Drag photos, images or video clips around the desktop into the order of the story. Next, record audio over each image. Easy editing allows students to take learning to a higher level and creates a better final video whether created by a student or teacher. Finally, the story or presentation can be published to the device’s photo area or uploaded to a 30hands Cloud collaborative learning site.
Animoto allows you to create simple and beautiful videos that combine text, soundtrack and images. Animoto provides more than 1000 soundtracks from different musical genres which you can access in their music library and use in your videos. You can also use your iPad camera to take photos or use the ones already stored in your camera roll. Other features that Animoto provides to users include over 50 different video styles to choose from, the ability to add captions to your photos, trim video clips and create title cards.
Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated message called a Gami. A Gami can be an exciting tweet or status update. It can be a fun way to tell a story. It can be a thank you message or a vacation postcard. It can be a birthday greeting, party invite or cool way to share photos. Create a Gami in 3 easy steps.
- Customize a character and choose your background.
- Record your voice or type a message for your character to say.
- Share your Gami on Facebook, Twitter or send via text or email.
iMovie lets you enjoy your videos and tell stories like never before. Browse your video library, share favorite moments, create beautiful movies, and watch them on all your devices in iMovie Theater. And with the iMovie extension, it’s fast and fun to make every video more memorable — right in the Photos app.