I love it when a tool makes me look talented and Explee.com is one of those amazing tools! Explee is a video-scribing tool that creates an animated video in the style of a hand-drawn, marker illustration on a whiteboard. Here is an example that I created in Explee that took me about 15 minutes to create:
The build tools are straightforward and simple. The library comes with 6,000 images for your use, but you can also upload your own images and the software will also animate those as well. You can completely customize the text and choose from a good variety of fonts. The program also comes with a nice selection of background audio from which you can choose.
The bottom line, yes it does cost for all this goodness, but there is a 14 day free trial to see if you like it AND an educator's discount! I think that my 4th and 5th graders could easily master this program and this is a fun and unique way for students to present information. Plus, if you give professional development workshops or present at conferences, you can wow your audience by giving them something new to see.
Like I said...I love it when a tool makes me look talented!