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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wideo Offers Nice Templates for Creating Animated Videos

Wideo is a neat video creation service that I've shared a few times since I started using it 18 months ago. Wideo is a service that allows anyone to create animated videos and Common Craft-style videos online through a simple drag-and-drop process. Recently, I learned that Wideo is now offering templates to help users start their video projects.

Wideo templates provide a basic framework for a video's theme. A couple of the templates that might be of interest to teachers are the slideshow template and the curriculum template. A demonstration of the curriculum template is embedded below.



Applications for Education
Wideo can be a great tool for students to use to bring their creative short stories to life. Wideo could also be used by students to create animated explanations of historical events, to animate biographies, or to teach other short lessons.

The free version of Wideo limits video length to 45 seconds. 45 seconds is long enough for a lot of video projects.