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Apple Clips iOS App

The Technology: Apple Clips iOS App

Clips is a free iOS app that allows you to combine video with animated text, graphics, emojis and music. It’s an easy-to-use app that has enough bells and whistles to keep it interesting, but not enough complexity to make it frustrating for new users. It’s very intuitive and students should have no problem mastering it.

To create a video, you can either shoot new, live video or select an existing video or photos from your phone’s camera. Then, you can choose to add add text, graphics, voiceovers and music to create your final product. Once the videos are complete, you and your students can save your videos to your phone’s camera roll. It can also be easily shared via email, text-message or a variety of social media services.

To use Clips, download and install the app.

In Your Classroom

  • Use Clips to create a “How-To” video. For example, if you will be doing a challah cover project with your students or other type of art project, you can use Clips to demonstrate exactly what to do, step-by-step.
  • Next time you visit a food pantry or soup kitchen, video the different steps of the event: boarding the bus, arrival, and serving food. Then assemble your shots into a montage documenting the trip.

This is a “Technology Tuesday” post via Behrman House, edited by Ann D. Koffsky . You can find more Behrman House Technology Tuesdays here.

January 9, 2018 Posted by | Behrman House Technology Tuesday, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

E-book app for iPhone and iPod Touch

One more reason why I may have to spring for an iPhone…

You can now download a free app for the iPhone or iPod Touch that will allow you to read E-Books from Amazon. Now, the screen isn’t exactly a competitor for the Kindle, but it would be a great way to have some reading available for those moments when you’re waiting in line or at the doctor’s office. Interesting that Apple isn’t getting into the E-Book business, though. And it’s interesting that Amazon seems to be following Apple’s model that it’s not about the media device – it’s all about the media.

March 5, 2009 Posted by | Technology | , | Leave a comment


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