Friday, April 15, 2022

Create Audio Slideshow Videos With Phideo - No Registration Required

Phideo is a new online tool for creating audio slideshow videos. As the title of this post states, registration is not required in order to use Phideo to create and save your video. Using Phideo to make your own audio slideshow video is quick and easy. 

To create a video on Phideo simply head to the site then click the create button. You'll then upload the pictures that you want to use in your video. Once your pictures are uploaded you can drag and drop to put them into the order in which you want them to appear in your video. Phideo provides tools for editing each image that you upload. Those tools include cropping your images and writing on your images. 

Phideo provides a library of audio tracks that you can use as background music in your videos. Alternatively, you can upload your own audio files (just remember to be mindful of copyright restrictions). When you're happy with your image and audio selections, you can preview your video before downloading it in MPF format. 

All of the Phideo video creation options that I mentioned above are demonstrated in my tutorial video included below. 



Applications for Education
If you're looking for a free and easy way to create an audio slideshow video to show highlights of your school year, Phideo could be the tool for you. It could also be a good option for introducing students to some basic video creation and editing functions.

Phideo was created by the same person who developed ToonyTool and WordClouds.com. Here's my review of ToonyTool and here's my review of WordClouds.com.

We've Got Worms! And More Questions from My Daughters

Earlier this week we had some relatively warm days and were able to do a little spring yard work. My daughters like to try to help with some of it. But like most four and five year old kids, they quickly get distracted. Such was the case when they discovered some worms under some leaves in our yard. 

One of the worms my daughters found this week was picked up by my five year old who put it in bucket. Her younger sister then named the worm Suzy. Now for the last few days they've been adding dirt, water, and grass into the bucket to take care of Suzy every morning and afternoon. 

Suzy has been the inspiration for a bunch of questions about worms this week. I've had to try to explain answers to the following:

  • What do worms eat?
  • Do worms have babies?
  • Do worms hibernate?
For a general overview of the answers to these questions, SciShow Kids has a good video lesson about worms.  

For a more specific answer about worm reproduction, take a look at this short video from the Natural History Museum

And for more about what worms eat, watch this Reactions video titled How Do Worms Turn Garbage Into Compost?