To provide a concrete example we kicked the session off with Tech's a Maybe, a rewritten version of the popular song. If I get a chance to finalize it, I'll post a recording here.
I put together a few tutorials and examples based on iPad apps and other processes I use to create narrated video slideshows. They're posted on the site I created for the district PD, but here are the links by page:
- Examples free apps for video slideshows* - One example was created with Pixntell and the other was with Videolicious.
- iPad tutorials for free apps for video slideshows - How to make a quick narrated slideshow with Pixntell and Videolicious. There are also tutorials for transferring files using Google Drive and one for Educreations (a good free app for flipped teaching video lessons).
- Tutorials for creating narrated slideshows on a PC - These tutorials are for older versions of PowerPoint and Photo Story, but that's what most lab computers still use in our district.
*A couple notes about pros and cons of these free apps from the tutorial page:
Pixntell is limited to five slides and there are no bells and whistles, but it is a very simple app for making a narrated slideshow.
Videolicious makes a nice looking slideshow that includes pictures, narration and music. You can even add video clips, though it is not addressed in this tutorial.
The potential negatives are your video will be limited to one minute and you give up some control on the panning and zooming.