5 iPad Apps to Create Animated Video Stories

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October 27, 2016
After writing about the best iPad apps to engage students creative writing activities, we are sharing with you today another collection of iPad apps but this time for creating animated digital stories.  Students can use the apps to animate their stories and narrate them in a movie-like style. Video stories can include photos, shapes, text, recorded audio and several other audiovisual materials. Also, the apps are very easy to use with no learning curve and are students friendly. Enjoy

1- Adobe Spark Video

‘Spark Video helps anyone create stunning animated videos in minutes. No filming required — just record your voice in short increments to tell your story. Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images or add your own photos to highlight what you have to say. Select the soundtrack that works best. Then Video automatically adds striking cinematic motion to your story — no design experience needed.’

2-  30hands Starter: Create & Show What You Know

‘30hands Storyteller is the easiest way to tell a story, explain a concept or flip a classroom. Create a multimedia presentation in minutes and publish it as a video to share. We designed the tool to be simple and fast, so it takes backseat to learning and expression. In a single class period, students can complete a video activity. Mapping these activities to a longer project helps students make PBL projects authentic and fun.’

3- Educreations

‘Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that's simple, powerful, and fun to use. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new.’

4- Magisto Video Editor & Movie Maker

‘Express your creativity - make a movie and tell your story by working with Magisto’s automatic movie editor. You don’t need to be an expert photo or video editor, Magisto’s magic will create a professional looking video story from as little as a few photos or a video. It’s that easy…Magisto Video Maker automatically turns your photos and videos into magical video stories that you’ll want to share with friends and family.’

5- Animoto

‘Make fun videos wherever you are, with photos and video clips from your Camera Roll. Choose from one of our sleek video styles, add a song, and you’re done! Share via Messages, email, Twitter, and Facebook and impress the socks off your friends and family.’