It is clear that in the era of digital civilization, multimedia resources have burst onto the scene, provoking an authentic revolution. These resources are increasingly becoming prominence not only because of their attractiveness and enormous communication power but also because they facilitate new learning scenarios. They serve to complement our traditional classes, reinforcing motivation. Above all, they favour the involvement of students in the development of materials, achieving more meaningful learning.
In this sense, tools such as the one I present in this article can be very useful. FlexClip is a web-based application with which we can create animations and videos in an easy and fun way without any great technological knowledge. You can then download and upload them to your YouTube or share them on social networks. FlexClip presents a free version that allows us to edit the unlimited number of videos of a maximum duration of five minutes, enough to reach students in a motivating way.
FlexClip offers a straightforward and user-friendly interface, and a large set of text animations, to create animated videos and infographics.
You have to register with your email address or login directly with your Facebook or Google+ accounts. As soon as you access the tool, you will find simple guidance if you are the first time to access it. It’s fairly easy to use, even though there is no guidance, I believe you can fully control it. Here is a sample video made by FlexClip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL-KL9l8tLE.
FlexClip allows you to add video clips, photos, backgrounds to complete a video. To make a sideshow for class, you can use only photos or backgrounds to finish the work. Then type some important idea you want to show to your class. Finally, record an explanation voice by clicking the recording icon under the video and above the storyboard.
Here you can see some of its key features:
* Completely free.
* Easy to use and clean storyboard.
* Support many photo and video formats.
* Flexible editing features like trim, split, add text(animations), music, watermark, etc.
* Export videos with high resolutions.
And if you still have doubts about the use of the tool, we recommend this step by step tutorial: https://www.flexclip.com/tutorial/get-started.html.