A. Instruction - 7.2
B. Design - 9
C. Engagement - 8.7
Splice: A Best App for Movie Making
Summary : Splice & Dice Your Photos into a Movie!
Splice allows users to import, edit, produce, and share videos. To do so, users must launch the app and tap either the “Start New Project” button or the “+” button and then give the app access to their camera roll. Next, users must tap the different content from the camera roll and add it to their video. If users wish to add content stored elsewhere, they can tap the dropdown menu at the top, which should currently be set to the “Camera Roll” option, and choose different file storing programs (e.g., Dropbox, Facebook, Google Drive, Stock, Instagram, and GoPro Plus). At this point, users can further peruse their content for both images and videos they wish to insert into their video. When they find a piece of content, users can simply tap it, and the app will automatically copy the content to the video’s sequence on the bottom of the screen. Users can adjust the order of that content by tapping the content and dragging it. When finished selecting content, users must tap the “Add (#)” button on the top right of the screen. The app will then load a new screen where users can select background music for their video. (If users do not want music for their video, they can tap the “Skip” button on the top right of the screen.) Once music is selected, the app loads the “Project Settings” screen, which allows users to adjust different features in the video that includes the project’s name, format (landscape or portrait), background color, transitions, and more! When set, users are to click the “Done” button in the top right of the screen. The app then loads a draft of the video that users can view by tapping the “Play” button. If users wish to edit the content at this point, they can tap the individual content on the video line, which loads a new screen. The “Effects” button (1st button on the bottom of the screen) lets users change the tone of the picture. The “Duration” button (2nd button on the bottom of the screen) lets users adjust how long the content will appear in the movie. The “Text” button (3rd button on the bottom of the screen) lets users add and position text onto their video. The “Effects” button (4th button on the bottom of the screen) lets users adjust how close-up and faded-out the content will appear in the video. When satisfied with these options, users can tap the “<” button on the top left of the screen to return to the main movie-making page. Here, they can again view their video with the new settings and effects by tapping the “Play” button. If users wish to add music or narration, they can do so by tapping the “Audio” button on the right. To add audio, users must adjust the timeline in the video to where they wish for the audio to begin and then select either of the “+” buttons. Users can then choose to add prerecorded music by genre by tapping the “Music” option, different sounds using the “Effects” option, or link to music they downloaded to their device with the “iTunes” option. When ready to finalize their video, users can click the “Upload” button on the top right of the screen. They can then share their video via copying a link, messages, and email or over YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. In addition, their video is automatically saved and stored in the app. (Please note, the app does take a few minutes to upload a video.)
- Teachers can have students create multimedia presentations by recording videos with their iPad, taking pictures with their iPad, and saving images they found online. All of this content can be saved to their iPad’s camera roll. Students can then download the different types of content into a movie, edit it, and share it using this app.
- Teachers can create extended learning projects for students using this app. For example, a group of 3-5 students can work together to record a debate. To do so, two of the group members will be the debaters and another will be a moderator. A fourth student can work the camera, while the fifth student tends to any “odds and ends” that may arise during the recording. In preparing, the students can work together to create questions, form responses, and agree to a debate format. When ready, three students can debate (two students debate while one student moderates), and the fourth and fifth students can record the debate. When finished, students can edit the debate using this app and post a link to the debate video to a class website for other students to view.
- When doing a readers’ theater project or acting out a historical event or scene, students can capture it with video and then enhance it using this app by adding text, audio, and other special effects. Students can then post a link to their video on a class website.
- Instead or in addition to a traditional research project, students can create movies about their research project. The movies can either be an overview of the entire project or they can go in-depth about one component of the project. The videos can then be posted to a class website.
- Teachers can assign students a topic, such as a person, place, event, and have them create a movie about it. Next, teachers can have students compose a rationale that explains how their movie represents its subject. Students can then email the work to their teacher or post it to a class website.
|A2. 21st Century Skills
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning
|A4. Value of Errors
|A5. Feedback to Teacher
|A6. Level of Material
|A7. Cooperative Learning
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
|B1. Ability to Save Progress
|B2. Platform Integration
|B3. Screen Design
|B4. Ease of Use
|B6. Goal Orientation
|B7. Information Presentation
|B8. Media Integration
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity
|C1. Learner Control