As I am working creating my how-to videos for my libraries, I have stumbled upon many screen capturing applications and sites. I have posted about them on this blog and I would like to add another one to ever-growing list.
Screeny is a MAC based application that works on your computer and allows you to capture not only the whole screen but smaller sections of it. Use the built-in camera or an external one to capture video and pictures at any size. This is also supported by the Cloud where you can upload the images or videos directly to your cloud account. It allows for easy compression of videos for uploading to the cloud. The application uses Quicktime and is always saved at the highest possible quality. You also have the option to capture audio as well, or add audio to your video.
This is a great app to help in your quest to create a more vibrant flipped classroom.
SCREENY iOS only $14.99
Another day and another way to express yourself. So this time I would like to introduce some apps that provide the opportunity to get creative. Similar to my post about the app Paper these apps allow you to create amazing images and videos. Now remember all of these apps can be used for school based projects. Some might work for the educator while some might be more fun for the student. But don’t forget, all are fun for everyone!
TYPE DRAWING for the web and iOS $1.99
This app is amazing for typography. All you do is type the sentence you would like to use and then by using your finger or mouse to draw an image and the words from your sentence becomes the body of the image or use the text to go over current images.
OVER for iOS
Everyone knows a picture is worth 1,000 words, but sometimes only a few will do. Now a great way to enhance your images is with the app Over. Over allows you choose from different fonts and type what you would like to say anywhere over the image.
STEP for iOS $1.99
I can not tell you how much I am in love with this app! I can devote a all blog post to just this but I would simply keep repeating myself with this one phrase: THIS APP IS AWESOME!!! This app makes it easy to create amazing animated GIFs and Quicktime movies. You get full control of everything from the frame rate, to deletion of images, to exposure and timer settings. This is a great app for students to use to create amazing stop motion videos.
iSTOPMOTION for iPAD $9.99
Another create stop motion app that was the winner for the Macworld Best in Show 2013. This app is used in hundreds of classrooms and allows you to create your own animated movies.
WHAT THE FONT for the web iOS and coming soon for the Android Free
Did you ever see a font used in media, like say a magazine, a website, and ad or even a poster, and did you ever say wow I really like that I wonder what font that is? Well wonder no more. Simply take a picture of the font in question, and by uploading it from your photos What the Font will give you the details. Like many barcode scanners for your phones, the technology can read the image and provide you with the information about the font in question. This is perfect for designers who might see a particularly interesting font and wonder how they can get that.
LUME for iOS $1.99
The first light only drawing app out there. Instead of using paint or pencil, use light to draw images, text or enhance already taken photos. A great way to make a photo stand out. Just think what one can do with this app if you want to enhance an image of Thomas Edison?
CINEMAGRAM for iOS and Android Free
So lets say you have picture saved as a GIF, and you want to add a little animation to it. Well how about picking and choosing which part of the image you animate. Similar to instragram but you are using video instead. Buy using the different features you can freeze certain parts of the image while the rest stays animated. Its definitely worth a look.