XtraNormal

 

 

Price: Free (Limited use*)
Subjects: All
Grade levels: All
Features:
Create animated videos, Embed videos on other sites
Voice recording, Text-to-voice, Camera angles, Actors and actions

Description: XtraNormal lets users create an animated video. Users can select a set and actors and manipulate camera angles and actors’ actions. Users can record their own voices or just type text and convert it to voice. Once published, videos can be shared on Facebook or by embedding them on other sites. 
*A free account gives you 300 XP that you can use to purchase actors and sets. This may be enough for creating one XtraNormal video. For premium plans, see http://www.xtranormal.com/pricing/. A discount for educators is available.

Animated video creating tools introduced here are only ones of high quality, easy usability, and no cost -- to be most beneficial to our survey participants and other learner-centered educators. The descriptions of the tools are current as of December 10, 2012.

Creating Artifacts > Animated Video

GoAnimate

 

 

Price: Free (Limited use*)
Subjects: All

Grade levels: All
Features:
Create animated videos, Embed videos on other sites,
Voice recording, Text-to-voice, Actors and actions

Description: GoAnimate lets users create an animated video like XtraNormal. Users can select a set and actors and manipulate actors’ actions. Users can record their own voices or just type text and convert it to voice. Once published, videos can be shared on Facebook or by embedding them on other sites. GoAnimate is more flexible and allows more personalization of characters than XtraNormal. 
*A free plan gives you 2 videos limited to 2 minutes each, limited video makers, no file download and limited sharing. For premium plans, see http://goanimate.com/plusfeatures

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​Please note that advertisements below are not related to our research group.

Voki

 

 

Price: Free (Limited use*)
Subjects: All

Grade levels: All
Features:
Create customized avatars that only talk, Add voice to Voki avatars, Embed your Voki to other sites

Description: Voki allows users to create their own customized avatars and add voice to Voki avatars. Once created, Vokis can be embedded on other sites such as blog, website, or profile. Under Lesson Plans, educators can share how they used their Vokis  in their classrooms.
* Voki has a 60 sec/ 600 character limit and Voki Classroom will have a 90 sec/ 900 character limit. See Voki Classroom:
https://voki.com/classroom/login_status.php

Blabberize

 

 

Price: Free
Subjects: All

Grade levels: All
Features:
Make a character in images talk, Embed the talking character to other sites

Description: Blabberize allows users to make a character in images talk. Users upload an image, select a character to talk, and make it talk. Once created, the talking image can be embedded on other sites such as blog, website, or profile.

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