Teacher Review for Videolicious

Simple Video Creator

Laura B.
Technology Integration Specialist
Spring Mills Middle School (Martinsburg, WV)
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this app in my 6th grade social studies class when we were studying World War 1. The students found images (after a lesson on copyright) and added the images to the camera roll. The students had to explain the image. The images may have been from a battle, a weapon, a cause or the War. The students had a rubric to follow to meet the activity objectives. A few students were apprehensive at first hearing their voice on the video. I also used this app with a group do 6th grade students to create a video for the upcoming 5th graders to our middle school. The students worked in groups to and took pictures from various places around the school and then created a visual tour of the school that was shared on the school webpage for the 5th graders or new students to our school. What I liked about the app was that the students couldn't get side tracked with fonts or backgrounds that sometimes takes away from the content of the project. The free version of Videolicous allows for 10 images and up to a minute of recording time which can limit the creativity of the student. It would be nice if the company offered an education version of the app. The business subscription isn't very expensive and allows for more images and recording time.
My Take
This is a nice app for introducing student to the creative side of the app. The students are able to chose background music from a selection on the app and the student is able to set the audio mix level and create a title for the video. The video can be emailed, added to YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook. If the students created music with a different app, it appears that the music could be added to the video as well.