Pixorial - video creation
Pixorial is an online video creation tool with an intuitive user interface.
To create a video in Pixorial users can upload pictures and raw video footage then organize that media into the sequence in which users want it to appear. They can insert transitions between elements by selecting them from the transitions gallery. If they would like to add a soundtrack to your production they can select one from the Pixorial gallery or upload your own audio files. Pixorial also makes it easy to add text to each picture or video that users upload.
All basic accounts include 7 GB of free storage, enough room for about 150 average-length videos
Pixorial offers a free plan to educators (http://www.pixorial.com/educators/). The educators' plan provides 30GB of free storage. Pixorial offers Android and iOS apps too.
Wideo is an online platform providing the users with a way to create, edit and share their videos for free. The service is web-based so the only requirement is a browser. Users can choose (or upload) the images, fonts, animations, videos and audios. By uploading one’s own audio it is possible to make videos with voiceover explanations.
The system is currently in Beta version.
The Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a vast non-profit digital library, founded in 1996 to build an Internet library. Its aim is to offer permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Now the portal’s collection includes a huge number of texts, audio, moving images, live music, software as well as archived web pages, and provides specialised services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other people with disabilities.
Currently the Archive contains
- Over 1.1 million videos
- Over 1.5 million audio recordings
- Over 4.4 million texts
- Over 114000 live music concerts
Animation & Cartoons | Arts & Music | Community Video | Computers & Technology | Cultural & Academic Films | Ephemeral Films | Movies | News & Public Affairs | Prelinger Archives | Spirituality & Religion | Sports Videos | Television | Videogame Videos | Vlogs | Youth Media
American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Audio Books & Poetry | Community Audio | Computers & Technology | Grateful Dead | Live Music Archive | Music & Arts | Netlabels | News & Public Affairs | Non-English Audio | Podcasts | Radio Programs | Spirituality & Religion
OpenLibrary | Software | Wayback Machine | Archive-It | Scanning Services | BookServer | NASA Images | Open Content Alliance | Education | BookMobile | SFLan | Petabox | 301Works.org
This is an open platform for teaching and learning online. It contains live classes, videos, forums, quizzes and other resources on topics including language learning, business classes, tech, test prep, and more.
NB.: some resources are free, for accessing others you may need to pay a fee.
Wonder How To
On this web portal users can find more than 170,000 how-to videos & articles from more than 17,000 specialised creators. They are organized in 35 vertical categories and 424 sub-categories. The how-to videos are specially categorised into four main categories: Lifestyle, Science and Tech, Arts, and Gaming.
The access to the contents does not require any subscription or login. Nevertheless, by making an account (signing up is free) users are able to "follow" various subcategories of DIY topics they may want to learn more about.
There is an evaluation system in place, based on user-generated feedback: users can give "kudos" to videos that they find helpful.
- Arts & Crafts
- Beauty & Style
- Fine Art
- Music & Instruments
• Science & Tech
- Autos, Motorcycles & Planes
- Computers & Programming
- Disaster Preparation
- Film & Theater
- Business & Money
- Dating & Relationships
- Diet & Health
- Home & Garden
- Hosting & Entertaining
- Motivation & Self Help
- Outdoor Recreation
- Pets & Animals
- Pranks & Cons
- Hobbies & Toys
- Magic & Parlor Tricks
- Video Games
MEDEAnet webinar "Videos for teaching"
This is the recording of a one-hour webinar about integrating videos in teaching. The main topic is the influence of video on the learning behaviour and learning effects, with a special focus on flipping the classroom. The webinar was held by MEDEAnet on 21 March 2013 and 40 people from 15 different countries, mainly teachers and trainers, took part in it.
Speakers for the webinar: Olaf de Groot (De Verdieping at stichting Kennisnet, the Netherlands) and Bram Faems (Jonatan Berkenboom and KlasCement, Belgium).
After the presentations, participants could ask questions in an open discussion and are free to still ask questions in our online forum discussion on this webinar.
Story Builder - build stories on Google Docs
Google Docs can be used in a collaborative setting, so that multiple users edit and add on to each others' comments. Story Builder allows students to create a narrative around those changes by animating the discourse between fictional writers on a Google Doc. The app provide an easy way to create and edit lines of dialogue, set them to music The result is a story in the form of a sharable film.
Sample Applications for the Reading/Language Arts Classroom:
- Two of a book's characters can describe a shared event, told from their unique perspectives. For example, two fairy tale or fable characters can each explain their side of a story, contradicting and correcting each other as they go.
- Given a quote from a novel, two or three of the novel's main characters can begin discussing it, and possibly modifying it, to express their individual world views.
- In the book Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen, we hear dual first person narratives of the book's events. Google Docs Story Builder would be the perfect tool for telling both protagonists' point of view in a novel such as this. You might even consider having students work in pairs, with each taking on the role of one of the book's characters.
Screencast-o-matic is a versatile Java-based web application used to create screencasts on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. It captures screen and webcam video and saves it or posts it online on YouTube or the program's website. The system is easy to use and offers great high-definition recording.
It is possible to drag the recording frame and adjust its size to the appropriate recording area before recording. If you have a built-in camera, you can include video of yourself or something else in a “picture-in-picture” manner. It is also possible to add text files for captions. Videos can be saved in MP4, AVI, or FLV formats and then uploaded to Screencast-o-matic’s web space or YouTube.
Screencasts are very useful for demonstrating software use and other computer functions, presentation of lectures or short lessons, or providing rich feedback on students’ work.
Knovio - create video presentations
Knovio is an innovative tool for turning PowerPoint slides into rich video presentations with a web browser and webcam. The newly generated video and audio presentations can be accessed anytime on-demand and shared with others through email and social media. With this tool, users can take your existing PowerPoint slides and quickly and easily add their own video to synchronise with the slide content. They can then share this new presentation out to their intended audience by email or social media.
Currently Knovio is being offered free to any individual who wants to create and share video presentations with others. It is compatible with any of the leading Internet browsers you currently use to access the web (e.g., Firefox, IE, Chrome, and Safari).
Slidemotion - create a video from your photos
Slidemotion is an automated web service enabling users to create videos with music from users’ photos, with no skills and in a few clicks. The service has many features and offers various possibilities to personalise the videos. Users can make unlimited number of free videos during the 30-days trial period. This free temporary version comes with a limit, so videos can be created with 15 visuals. After 30 day trial finishes users will still be able to play and share all of their videos but will not be able to create new ones. It is also possible to try the premium version by spending free credits, so users can decide if they like premium features and continue by purchasing a plan.