March 19, 2016
For those of you using Android in their instruction, here are some good apps to try out with students. These are particularly useful for creating short animated videos. Students can use them in different multimedia activities to both enhance their understanding and to display their learning in multimodal forms. They can for instance use them to create tutorials, step-by-step guides, explanatory videos and many more.
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. 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.
2- Lensoo Create
" Lensoo Create turns your Android tablet into a virtual whiteboard with voice recording, video and smooth digital writing. Using Lensoo Create you can quickly share your ideas through email, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn from virtually anywhere. You can also download recordings on the website. Whether you are a teacher looking to instill knowledge, a student wishing to present your ideas or simply a person with an impressive skill to share, Lensoo Create is for you."
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.
4- Animoto Video Maker
This is another good Android app to create video animations. Animoto allows you to creat videos from photos and video clips from your camera Roll. It provides you with over 50 video styles to choose from, you can add songs from built-in music library, and when you are done you can share your production through social media, email or Messages.