A. Instruction - 9.1
B. Design - 10
C. Engagement - 9.7
Making Slideshow Videos Has Never Been Easier!
Stupeflix is a website for making slideshow videos. To begin, users must first register with the website by creating a free account. Once registered, users must click the “Make a Video” button on the top right of the screen. At this point, Stupeflix will guide users through the process of creating a video.
First, users will need to select a theme for their video, preview it, and then click the “Make Video” button if they like it. (If they do not like the theme, users can select a different one.) Once a theme is selected, Stupeflix will load a new screen, and users are prompted to click the “+” button to add a title slide, map, images, text, videos, and transitions to their video. For each different piece of content, Stupeflix walks users through the process of selecting and uploading it. If users wish to include a music or narration to their video, they can do so by clicking the “Add a Soundtrack” option on the top of the screen and choosing a soundtrack provided by Stupeflix or uploading one from their computer. During and after loading content, users can click the “Preview” button to view their slideshow.
When finished, users can complete their slideshow by tapping the “Produce & Save” button. When doing so, users can choose the quality of video. After making the choice, Stupeflix will finish rendering the video. When complete, the finished video will appear and users can choose how they wish to save and share it.
Instructional Ideas for Stupeflix
- After reading a story, students can make a storyboard of it using this website. To do so, students can first download a series of images that represent different points in the story. Next, students can upload them into the slideshow video and arrange them by order of events in the story. For each image, students can add text, as either an overlay or title slide, to explain the significance of the image to the story. When finished, students can share their work by playing it for classmates in small groups, posting it to class website so other students can view it, or playing it for the entire class.
- As a getting-to-know-you activity at the beginning of the year, teachers can have students create a slideshow video about themselves and then post it to a class website. The slideshow can include information about their family, friends, hobbies, interests, and places they visited over the summer.
- In addition to or in replacement of a traditional research paper, teachers can have students create a slideshow video using this website. That way, students can share the information they found using text and images. To do so, students can first create their slideshow and then play it for class. Next, the student who is presenting can discuss the key information in the slideshow before fielding any questions their classmates may have. Finally, students can post their finished slideshow videos to a class website.
- When studying a historical person, series of events, or a process, students can make a slideshow video using this website that depicts key events in the person’s life, each significant happening attributed to the event, or part of the process. For each piece of content added, students can include text as an overlay or title slide that explains its significance. When finished, students can share their work by playing it for classmates in small groups, posting it to class website so other students can view it, or playing it for the entire class.
- When gathering materials for their slideshow video, students can visit Pixabay to access royalty free images.
|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|
Screenshots of Stupeflix