AI technology has taken the field of education by storm and although technological skeptics are already pointing out the potential threats it poses to students and teachers, given the alarming pace with which it is transforming the world around us we can only embrace it and do our best to leverage its educational potential to enhance students learning. After having covered AI writers and AI content detectors, in this post I share with you some of the best AI video generators to use in your teaching.
What is an AI video generator?
An AI video generator is a video tool that draws on the computing power of artificial intelligence and natural language processing to instantly generate professional looking videos. AI video creators can help in automating the entire process of creating videos from start to finish without requiring specialized technical skills.
How to use AI video creators in your teaching?
There are various ways to leverage the power of AI video tools in your own teaching. You can use them to create step by step tutorials, training videos, explainers, and guides quickly and more efficiently. You can also use them to turn written content on your class website or a lesson you taught in class into an engaging video. Additionally, you can use them to create video slides and slideshows with stunning images and sound to use in your class or in your PD workshops, and many more.
Best AI video creators for teachers and students
Invideo is a powerful AI video creator and text-to-video generator. I have been tinkering with it for some time and I found it very interesting. Invideo offers a wide variety of professionally designed video templates to use. You can customize these templates the way you want. Once you have chosen your video template, add in your text, edit your video, then click to generate your final product.
FlexClip is another great tool to easily generate artificial intelligence videos. You can start with a pre-designed video template and add your own elements such as dynamic texts, intro and outro, images, voice-overs, music, etc. Once your artificial video video is complete you can download and share it in various ratios. The free version of Flexclip is very limited, for more features you need to upgrade to one of its premium versions starting with the basic plan that costs $5.99/month.
Lumen5 lets you instantly convert blog posts, papers, or any other written content into videos. Simply paste in the URL of a webpage and Lumen5 fetches the content from the link including text and images. You can always edit text and media the way you want. If your text is offline, you can copy and paste it into Lumen5.
Synthesia is another good AI text to video generator. It supports over 120 languages and offers over 40 avatar options to choose from with the ability to create your own custom avatar. It also includes pre-made templates, a screen recorder, a media library, and more. The way Synthesia works is simple and easy: Login to your account, choose an AI avatar, type in or paste your script, and click to download your generated AI video.
Pictory is another AI video generator to try out. The tool is especially designed to help businesses and marketers create high quality videos with the least resources and time possible. But we can also use it in education to create instructional and step by step videos. Some of the features provided by Pictory include: turn web content into engaging content, add captions automatically, extract short video snippets from long videos, auto transcribe videos, and many more.