Tech Tip Tuesday ... Magisto!

Do you have a video camera? I'm not talking about a big fancy-schmancy professional camera. I'm talking about a "Flip" style camera, or a digital camera that takes stills AND video, or even a video camera on your smart phone or iPod! Chances are, you have access to some sort of video camera and you may even have hours (or at least minutes) of video just sitting on the device itself or transferred over to your computer. What are you going to do with it? How will you share it with others?

Magisto is a fun and easy way to create and share videos. You will need to register for a {free} account, then begin your first project. Just upload your video files, create a title, and select a soundtrack (they provide some music or you can select your own). Magisto somehow magically analyzes your video and selects the most important portions, adds professional transitions, effects, and highlights and ..... voilĂ  ... you've got a professional looking video ready to share with your students, their parents, and the community!

Guess what? Last week, Magisto released a free iPhone app that allows you to create these professional videos right from your phone!

How can you think of ways to use Magisto with your students? I can't wait to hear some of the ideas and see some of the video projects! If you're an EM-S ISD teacher, don't forget that we have several small video cameras that can be checked out to teachers for classroom use. (Just contact your IT!)


Cathy Garcia said...

My first thought about Magisto is that it would be a great addition to any electronic portfolio. This could be your own professional portfolio or students’ work portfolio. I hope I can find the time to try it out soon!

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