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Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user friendly tools and features that make it more fun than ever before to get kids’ productions edited and polished.

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Easy Studio - Animate with Shapes! Publisher: Les Trois Elles Interactive
Ideal, easy-to-use way to help kids learn basic animation
Grades K-2
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
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ABCya Animate Publisher: ABCya.com
Easy-to-learn tool empowers beginning animators
Grades K-3
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
3.
Toontastic Publisher: Launchpad Toys
Writer, actor, director: Kids play all parts in riveting storytelling tool
Grades K-5
Type App
Price Free - $9.99
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
4.
VoiceThread URL: https://www.voicethread.com
Easily collaborate and create with voice, video, or image
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free - $79/year
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
5.
Creaza Cartoonist URL: http://www.creazaeducation.com/this-is-creaza/Cartoonist
Versatile cartoon creator for silly or serious storytelling
Grades 3-9
Type Website
Price Pricing available upon request.
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
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Domo Animate URL: http://www.domo.goanimate.com
Versatile animation platform stars delightful fuzzy monster
Grades 4-10
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
7.
Pixorial URL: http://www.pixorial.com/
Storage site has simple, innovative tools to help you get creative
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free - $8.99/month
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
8.
GoAnimate for Schools URL: http://goanimate4schools.com/
Make professional-looking animations with easy-to-use tool
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price $99/year and up
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
9.
Mozilla Popcorn Maker URL: https://popcorn.webmaker.org/
Impressive free tool for teaching video editing, remix, and fair use
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
10.
WeVideo URL: http://www.wevideo.com
Solid editing site makes video creation simple and social
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free to $199/year
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
11.
iMovie Publisher: Apple
Powerful, pro-quality HD movie maker is easy enough for beginners
Grades 5-12
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
12.
Educreations Interactive Whiteboard Publisher: Educreations, Inc
Enliven lessons and presentations with this easy-to-use tool
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
13.
Generator URL: http://generator.acmi.net.au/
Well-rounded, hands-on intro to filmmaking
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
14.
Green Screen by Do Ink Publisher: DK Pictures, Inc.
Versatile, easy-to-use movie maker with great results
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
15.
Animoto Video Maker Publisher: Animoto Inc.
Slick video-slideshow tool lets kids tell stories and share them
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
16.
Animoto URL: http://animoto.com/
Snazzy video slideshows a snap to create
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
17.
Explain Everything Publisher: MorrisCooke
Powerhouse tool for creating stellar multimedia presentations
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
18.
TouchCast Publisher: TouchCast
Cool tool takes videos to next level, but some privacy concerns
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
19.
Capzles URL: http://www.capzles.com/
Dynamic slideshows combine photos, videos, text, and music
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4