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Best Interactive Video Apps and Websites

Whether you and your students are making interactive videos, or you just want to create interactive video lessons, there's no shortage of apps and Web-based tools to help you. A host of video-creation apps offer everything from cartoon and stop-motion animation to video slide shows and even video creation combined with coding skills. Beyond creation, why not repurpose some of the great video content that's already out there? A handful of these apps and sites give you the power to annotate and remix others' creations.

Once you've found a great interactive video tool, head over to our Teaching Strategies page which will help you to Get Students Thinking Critically About Video.

Video Annotation and Remix

Zaption
This product is no longer available.
Visit Website: http://www.zaption.com/
Interactive video tours, especially in Presenter mode, boost engagement
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
PlayPosit Visit Website: http://www.playposit.com/
Simple design makes it easy to jump into interactive video
Grades 2-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
EdPuzzle Visit Website: https://edpuzzle.com/
Crop, customize, and remix online videos for your classroom
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
MixBit Publisher: MixBit, Inc.
Video-sharing tool lets kids combine original and web-based clips
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Vialogues Visit Website: https://vialogues.com/
Targeted discussions can help make video content more interactive
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Comment Bubble Visit Website: http://commentbubble.com/
Customizable video-response tool allows easy, if limited, student feedback
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
MediaBreaker/Studios Visit Website: https://mbstudios.thelamp.org/
Free video-remix tool boosts media literacy, presents some challenges
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5

Tools for Video Creation

Toontastic 3D Publisher: Google Inc
Flexible tool hands kids the reins for creative animated storytelling
Grades K-5
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
TeleStory Publisher: Launchpad Toys
Direct and star in zany TV shows with fun, easy-to-use movie maker
Grades 1-5
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
ToonCamera Publisher: Code Organa
Photo- and video-editing tool captures the world with a cartoon lens
Grades 1-12
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Shadow Puppet Edu Publisher: Shadow Puppet Inc.
Resource-rich video slide-show creator a gem for a variety of classrooms
Grades 2-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Green Screen by Do Ink Publisher: DK Pictures, Inc.
Versatile, easy-to-use movie maker yields great results
Grades 3-12
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Stop Motion Studio Publisher: CATEATER LLC
Simple, straightforward approach to quickly creating basic animation
Grades 3-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
WeVideo Visit Website: http://www.wevideo.com
Solid editing site makes video creation simple and social
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
AndroVid Video Editor Publisher: zeoxy
Versatile must-have creation tool for classrooms using Android devices
Grades 5-12
Type App
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Platforms Android, Kindle Fire
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
iMovie Publisher: Apple
Pro-quality HD movie maker is easy enough for beginners
Grades 5-12
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Videolicious Publisher: The Talk Market Inc
Basic video-slideshow creator introduces kids to digital-design concepts, techniques
Grades 6-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Generator Visit Website: http://generator.acmi.net.au/
Well-rounded, hands-on intro to filmmaking
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Animoto Visit Website: http://animoto.com/
Create snazzy video slide shows with simple, flexible features
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Adobe Voice
This product is no longer available.
Publisher: Adobe
Easy-to-use tool for creating high-quality voice-narrated slideshows
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Flipagram Publisher: Cheerful Inc.
Easy-to-use video slideshow creator has potential for classroom use
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
TouchCast Studio Publisher: TouchCast
Cool tool takes videos to next level, but some privacy concerns
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Vidcode Visit Website: http://www.vidcode.io/
Cool coding tool tuned to teen girls' passions aids creativity
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated