Chalk-Talk StoryTelling or Explainer Videos

Note: Consider these modern day "chalk talks" - sometimes catagorized as interactive whiteboards or . . . screencasts because what you draw and record is captured into a video generally in ONE take. To elevate "explainer" videos into higher order thinking, encourage metaphors and analogies . . . or challenge students to create personification-based [objects as people] storytelling to achieve thinking-tasks not just fact-telling!

Special Resource Information: Scribe-type [animated chalk talk] videos not only increase your audience's engagement and recall – research finds animation to be three times more likely to be shared than talking head videos.[Click Here] How to make one with your class [Click Here]

Video Scribe APP Icon.jpgVideoScribe by Sparkol [$5.99]
VideoScribe delivers a RSA animated whiteboard animation storytelling that usually take hours of work, a full production studio and a talented artist to make. Have a quick look at RSA StoryTelling [Click Here]. Now you can make animated sketches out of the images you choose. Place text and drawings onto a canvas, add a voiceover or soundtrack – then sit back and watch your story unfold. Add original artwork, voiceovers and branding to make completely unique videos.


Sago Mini Doodlecast [FREE or $4.99 PRO]

Doodlecast is a drawing app that records your voice as you draw. Kids can choose from prompts or start a drawing from scratch. The app records the drawing process along with audio to create videos up to three minutes long. The videos are as fun to watch as they are to create.

Educreations InterActive WhiteBoards.jpgEducreations InterActive White Board / Screen Casting [FREE and PRO]
Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that's simple, powerful, and fun to use. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students [snycing automatically between devices], or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new. Students without iPads can access classes and lessons on the Educreations website.

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Explain EveryThing [$2.99]

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Note: Sometimes this APP will have a special offer of FREE! But presently it has a cost! However IF you use this APP frequently, purchasing will payoff.


ScreenChomp (FREE]

Create video "snacks" with a simple doodling board using markers, and one-click recording of touch interactions and audio instructions on a plain background, or an image from your iPad camera roll. sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun! Easy for all ages to record it - sketch it and then share it creating a visible, sharable, replay-able video that tells your story clearly. Let ScreenChomps' "cloud" generate a simple web link you can paste anywhere - tweet or - post it to Facebook with one-click!