Category Archives: Video and animation tools

Tools used to create and host videos and animations

02 – YouTube

youtube

A key learning resource and a place for anyone to share their own video content.

Cost: Free
Available: Hosted
Websitehttps://www.youtube.com/
Categories: video/animation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 2  2014: 3  2013: 3  2012: 2  2011: 2  2010: 2  2009: 3  2008: 18  2007: 22=

Comments from some of those that selected YouTube as one of their Top 10 Tools

 “Classroom, further education and personal usage. Who doesn’t use Youtube. I love it and find many wonderful sources on this tool. It is also easy to post video with and everyone has access.” Virginia Goen, 2015

“best “how to” training tool ever” 2015

“YouTube – you can learn how to do just about anything on YouTube. From my experience many people don’t think to go to YouTube to find out how to do something in the workplace e.g. Excel. It’s great for just in time performance support, however sometimes it takes a while to find quality learning videos”  Fleur Mouchemore, 2015

“I find myself drifting to YouTube when I need to see how to do something specific, but also for the general hunt-and-peck drifting to see what I might find.” Ben Carmel, 2015

19 – PowToon

powtoon

PowToon is an online software tool that allows you to create animated video explainers – for business or education.

Cost: Free and premium versions
Available: Hosted
Website:www.powtoon.com
Categories: course authoring, video

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 19  2014: 46  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: – 2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected PowToon as one of their top tools

“I was slow to warm to this little tool, which helps you create short cartoons in a relatively short period of time. But the spirit eventually grabbed me and now I have a lot of fun with this tool – whether to promote a new learning module or just goofing around. Looking for something that’s a little different – not quite a full-on elearning module but much more fun that a plain old email announcing the roll-out of a new training offering? Give it a try!” Brian Washburn, 2015

“A different nice way to create educational content,” Despina, Kalilali, 2014

35 – TEDTalks & TEDEd

tedlogo

TED is a non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading – annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events. TED Ed is a tool to create lessons around TED Talks and other videos.

Cost: Free.
Available: Hosted.
Websitewww.ted.com and ed.ted.com
Categories: course authoring, video/animation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 35  2014: 26  2013: 25  2012: 25  2011: 30  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected TED as one of their top tools

“influential videos used in personal life, in the classroom, and further learning in various areas of life. Who doesn’t love TED. I have learned so much from TED and find that many are applicable to the classroom and for those days that I just need a pick me up.” Virginia Goen, 2015

“I find TED Talks to be an extremely valuable subset of online videos. Not only are some of the talks exciting and thought-provoking and idea-inducing, but I also refer people to TED in order to study how to begin a presentation, how to grab the audience’s attention, how to hold the audience’s attention, and how to wrap up a presentation with punch.” Brian Washburn, 2015

“influential videos used in personal life, in the classroom, and further learning in various areas of life”  2015

48 – Videoscribe

videoscribelogo

Videoscribe lets you create your own whiteboard-style animations with no design or technical know-how

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available: Download
Websitewww.videoscribe.co
Categories: courseauthoringvideo/animation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 48  2014: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Videoscribe as one of their Top 10 Tools

“An easy to use tool for developing animations” 2015

“Videoscribe for developing animations” Ellen Schuurink, 2015

51 – Office Mix

logoofficemix75

From Microsoft, a free PowerPoint app to create interactive videos.

Cost: Free
Available: Download for PCs only
Website: https://mix.office.com/
Categories: presentationsvideo

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 51  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Office Mix as one of their Top Tools 

“my “new kid on the block” this year. Why would you invest in expensive and complicated authoring tools if you just want to “convert your PowerPoint to e-learning” (even if that is not always a good idea)? Although this is certainly not a full blown, finished product, I think Microsoft deserves to be in the list because they seem to take this very seriously (SCORM export, LTI compatibility…) Certainly a tool to watch closely in the coming year!.” Jan Van Belle 2015

63 – GoAnimate

goanimatelogoc

GoAnimate is an easy-to-use tool to create professional animated videos.

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available: Download
Website: https://goanimate.com/
Categories: course authoringvideo/animation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 63  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected GoAnimate as one of their top tools

“GoAnimate provides an easy way to build animated videos. You choose a background, add characters and other objects, and include text and/or audio.” Bonnie Stachowiak, 2015

71 – Vimeo

vimeo

Vimeo is a video-sharing website where users can upload, view and share videos.

Cost: Free and premium versions
Available: Hosted
Websitehttps://vimeo.com/
Categories: video/animation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 71  2014: 80  2013: 89  2012: 78  2011: 49  2010: 90=  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Vimeo as one of their top tools

“user friendly video platform” Paul van Helmond, 2015

“upload videos here to be accessible within corporate firewall”  Helen Blunden 2013

73 – Instagram

instag

Instagram lets you take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, and then post it. You can also share it on Facebook, Twitter and other places.

Cost: Free
Available: Hosted
Websiteww.instagram.com
Categories: clipart/photo sharing, video/animation, socialnetworks

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 73  2014: 85  2013: – 2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Instagram as one of their Top 10 Tools

“It’s like Twitter with followers. But instead of posting text updates, you post photos.” 2015

76 – iMovie

imovie-logo

iMovie  makes viewing and working with video as easy as enjoying your photos. A built-in library automatically organizes all the clips you’ve captured and movies you’ve created

Cost: Free
Available: Download (for Macs)
Website: http://www.apple.com/mac/imovie/
Categories: video/animation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 76  2014: –  2013: 68  2012: 100  2011: 74=  2010: 95=  2009: 88=  2008: 66=  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected iMovie as one of their Top Tools 

“As movie editors go, this one’s simple as can be. It has its limitations, especially if you want to edit multiple tracks, but the output is excellent and it’s free on Macs. Jay Cross, 2015 (Honorable Mention)

“a great tool for students to easily create media projects” Diane Lowery 2014

“a possibility to make easy educational videos” Natalie Raeber 2013

78 – MovieMaker

moviemakerlogl

Windows Movie Maker makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker  you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer.

Cost: Free and premium versions
Available: Hosted
Website: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/movie-maker
Categories: video

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 78   2014: –  2013: –  2012: 68  2011: –  2010: –  2009: 88=  2008: 83=  2007: –

Comments from those who selected MovieMaker as one of their Top  Tools 

“with my foray into vlogging, this has been critical” Helen Blunden,2015

“Microsoft Movie Maker to create videos from slides to demo course and use in content.” Linda Willis, 2014″This free, PC-based moving editing software allows for the quick cutting and export of video footage which I use to include in presentations or when authoring content for YouTube.” Rob Wiltbank, 2014

“Foolproof way of producing videos, just add imagination”  Neil Prior