Kizoa is a cloud-based online video editor. It is relatively versatile and easy-to-use. User guide.
Use YouTube to edit video clips together and add photos, music, titles, credits, and transitions. The source clips need to be uploaded to YouTube first and the finished product will be exported there as well. See the help guide for the YouTube editor for more information.
Stupeflix is an easy-to-use online video editor. Choose from a variety of themes and add your own videos, photos, and title slides. Clips can be trimmed to length and the finished videos downloaded or exported to social media services like Facebook or YouTube.
Windows guide to Getting Started with Moviemaker.
Apple iMovie is an easy-to-use video editing program. It's a great choice for student-produced presentations. It's desktop software, which means it's more powerful and versatile than some cloud-based programs but students will need to use the same computer the entire time they're working on their projects.
Exporting iMovie projects
iMovie projects are editable and viewable only by iMovie. To share them with others, including users of other operating systems, students will need to export their projects into another viewable format. These steps are for iMovie 09 and will produce a high-resolution .mov file, playable by the Quicktime player:
- Inside iMovie, click 'Share' and choose 'Export Using Quicktime'.
- In the dialog box, choose a file name and a location to save. The desktop is a good choice. In the 'Export' field, choose 'Movie to Quicktime Movie' and in the 'Use' field, choose 'Default Settings'.
- Click 'Save'. The export process may take several minutes or longer, depending on the project length.
Exporting iMovie projects to YouTube
District student email accounts are powered by Google and include a YouTube account. Students wishing to export their video projects to YouTube can click here for instructions. Please make sure that you have secured all needed permissions and are not in violation of copyright for any words, images, or sounds (including music) in your project.