Pixorial is an excellent online video creation tool that got a little better this week through the addition of new media import and sharing options.
Pixorial now lets you import media from Facebook, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Instagram, Gmail, Picasa, Dropbox, and Flickr. Of course, you can still upload media directly from your computer, tablet, or phone. All of the media that you import and upload can be arranged into albums that you can keep private or share with collaborators who can then use the media in their own video projects.
Creating videos in Pixorial is an easy process. To create a video in Pixorial you can upload pictures and raw video footage then organize that media into the sequence in which you want it to appear. You can insert transitions between elements by selecting them from the transitions gallery. If you would like to add a soundtrack to your production you can select one from the Pixorial gallery or upload your own audio files. Pixorial also makes it easy to add text to each picture or video that you upload. Just click on "overlay text" in the video editor when you're viewing the element to which you want to add text.
Applications for Education
Pixorial offers a free plan for consumers. That plan is limited to 7GB of storage. Educators can register for a free education account and get 30GB of storage along with all of Pixorial's premium features for free.
If you're looking for some video project ideas, take a look at these five video projects to try with your students.