This free app post was inspired by Mrs. Bachman at Kennedy. I noticed an email alert informing the staff that the first grades were going on a field trip to the Minnesota Zoo this Thursday. Immediately I thought about how she could capture that experience and share it with her students and families. Enter Replay.
Replay is a free app that takes your photos and videos and automatically creates stunning and professional-looking edited videos complete with animation and music. The results are quite amazing and it requires no video editing skills or experience. It really is that simple. View this description: http://youtu.be/f9qp70MjTMU
All you need to do is shoot video and take pictures with your iPhone or iPad camera. Once you have a collection of media from the experience, open the app. You will create a new video, select the photos and video you want to use, and press preview. In less that ten seconds you will be watching what could be your video. If you like it as is, you can save it and share it (Facebook, twitter, YouTube, email, Instagram…). If you want to tweak it, you may. You can choose different video styles, change text, graphics, fonts, and filters. You can customize as much or as little as you would like. View this live demo: http://youtu.be/gZLdhcC8BW0?list=UUR4EK6kp7qjOB06UBnbyT_g
Some of you know that I am a huge fan of a similar app, Magisto. Magisto does something similar but with greater restrictions. Replay offers a better experience with an end result that is much more rich and complete. Magisto is available on LearnPad, but I am working on getting something similar to Replay on there, too. Both services would be great for student created videos (read demonstrations of knowledge/concept).
The parents of my students loved receiving occasional videos documenting the cool things we were up to (the kids loved it, too). I would take a couple minutes as my students were working to capture some video and images. After selecting what I wanted to use, the app did the rest and I could share the link with families immediately keeping them in tune to what we were doing. They absolutely loved it! Give one or both of these apps a try! Want a personal tutorial? Just ask me! :)
Replay Website: http://replayapp.com/
Replay App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/replay-video-editor/id694164275?mt=8
Magisto Website: http://magisto.com/
Andrew G. Leiser