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Book Trailers - for HS students: Video-Like Projects

Contains links, examples and instructions for creating student-made book trailers.

Other Video-like Programs & Ideas

Creating a video slide show with Animoto

Screencasting a trip through a city or important landmarks using Google Earth!

The rest of this list is from: http://eduhowto.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/fun-and-creative-ways-for-students-to-make-online-video-projects/

Voki allow users to create “talking heads” with custom messages. (Example: create avatars of some historical characters and speak for them. Students can create them as responses to something learned. Teachers have left substitute teacher lesson plans with Vokis, too.)

Go!Animate: http://goanimate.com This site allows you to create animated stories to present information or quick stories.  They have many different options and objects to choose from and are constantly adding new material.

Xtranormal: http://www.xtranormal.com This is a Text-To-Movie site that takes a typed script and animates the voices for you.  Then you add expressions and movement to the characters and create unique videos.  My students love to use this website to create videos. However,      there can be questionable material on this site at times.

Dvolver http://www.dvolver.com This site allows the user to pick a scene and characters then type in the dialogue to create your videos.  Simple site with limited scenes and characters,      but with some creativity students can create some great videos.

Zimmertwins http://www.zimmertwins.com/ Like devolver this site allows students to create animated cartoons with written dialogue.  Again, it has limited scenes and characters just like devolver.  The quality of the final movies is quite good.

Digital Films http://www.digitalfilms.com/ Like the two sites above, this site also creates animated cartoon movies with written text. I have not had any students use this one yet, but it seemed fairly simple to use when I took a quick look at it.

Aniboom http://www.aniboom.com Aniboom allows users to create animated characters and create aniumated stories.  This site is a little more complex than others listed here, but it can be used by Jr. High and High School students.

Fluxtime http://www.fluxtime.com/animate.php Like Aniboom, this site creates animated cartoons and scenes; however, it does have a bit of a learning curve and may take students some time to learn how to use it.

Animasher http://www.animasher.com/ This is a fun site that allows you to create a variety of different types of animated movies with real video and 2 dimensional pictures.  This is lots of fun, and students can really get creative with this website. Students can even load their own video and images.

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