California Educator

April/May 2020

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Adobe Premiere Rush (iOS/Android – FREE ) Arrange video, audio, graphics and photos by dragging and dropping. Intuitive tools let you adjust audio, enhance color, and add titles, transitions, voiceovers and more. Splice (iOS/Android – FREE ) Automatically sync your video to the beat of the music with Splice. With just a few taps you'll be able to adjust transitions, add slow motion effects and more to create beautiful videos you'll love to share. iMovie (iOS – FREE ) Apple designed the iMovie app to be simple to use, so anyone can create a beautiful video in just a few easy steps. Included are 14 different Hollywood-style trailers, templates to match a variety of genres, and 10 creative video filters to add a cinematic touch. LumaFusion (iOS – $29.99 ) LumaFusion wins for serious projects. This robust video editor features multitrack editing and a modular user interface reminiscent of professional desktop app Final Cut Pro. Features include a generous selection of effects, transitions, titles, color correction, and even the ability to key out footage shot against a green screen. E V E R Y D A Y P E O P L E watch over a billion hours of videos on YouTube. Did you know that YouTube has over 2 billion users? at's almost one-third of the internet! In the United States alone, a whop- ping 73 percent of adults use YouTube. The social media platform is an incredible s ourc e of ent er t ainm ent, but it 's al s o a ri ch resource for learning through educational videos. While watching videos is great, consider making your own. Educators across California are creat- ing video lessons for their students to enhance learning and have fun while doing so. Starting a YouTube channel offers the benefits of: • Providing lessons and instructions for stu- dents to watch at their own pace. • Personalizing feedback to students by send- ing them private, customized videos. • Helping students review for upcoming exams. • Helping showcase 3-D images, animations and other unique concepts. • Engaging visual learners and immersing stu- dents in the production. YouTube includes basic video editing features, such as trimming the start and end points of your video or clipping out a section from the middle. For more advanced edits, you' ll need additional tools. Here's a list of the top video editing apps to get you started. Don't Just Watch, Create! Tips to start your own channel for students By Terry Ng YouTube: mobile apps – A channel that highlights the highest-quality educational content on YouTube. – A channel dedicated to help teachers leverage video to educate, engage and inspire their students. – Curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators. Channels for inspiration 42 Teaching & Learning T E C H T I P S

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