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5 Best Video Editing Apps for Kids

These video editing apps engage kids to write narratives, create storyboards, organize productions, and collaborate with peers, all of these being concepts that kids are encouraged to learn in school.

It's not uncommon for kids to use tablets or phones to create videos, creating stunning videos that are compelling, well-produced, innovative, truly social, and/or something worth sharing with the world isn’t so easy.

Making videos is a natural medium for this generation of students. Using video creation apps can really spice up the classroom and take the pressure off as a teacher. Having students make their own videos helps them to be in charge of their own learning. As an added bonus, using videos in the classroom helps school get just a little closer to a kid's real life.

Magisto - Magical Video Editor

( Android - Free , iPhone, iPad - Free )

Magisto Video Editor allows you to easily create a video of your family that can be a great way to capture memories, from birthday parties to trips to the park. Magisto smart online video editor is the fastest way to turn your everyday videos and photos into inspired video stories and the easiest way to share them everywhere. 

Magistro – Video Editor & Maker is a fun and easy way to automatically edit videos and photos and share them with your friends and family. Magisto will turn your video and photos into beautiful edited movies, complete with music and effects, in minutes. (iOS and Android)


Animoto Video Maker

( Android - Free , iPhone, iPad - Free )

Animoto lets you quickly and easily combine text, images, and videos into beautiful videos. The app functions very similar to the website as students can use their iPhone to select from various multimedia (music, photos, and clips) and share their creations with teachers and classmates. Students learn how to create video slideshows by organizing multimedia into creative digital storytelling.  The app offers over 50 different video styles, hundreds of songs in a built-in music library and the ability to share via popular social media platforms.

Animoto’s slideshow maker with music makes it easy to create videos that impress. Just add your own photos and video clips, choose your music, add your own words, and produce. Users doesn't require video editing or design skills. You can quickly create video slideshow to say Happy Birthday or personalize with your favorite photos and add a festive soundtrack.



Movavi Video Editor is a simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-learn video editing software for casual users who want to create quick videos for the web or for sharing with friends and family. 
 
Whether you're a teacher or a student, software from Movavi is just what you need. You can edit video and photos, create your own video projects, convert media files, and much more. If you're looking for video-editing software for schools and other educational institutions, try Movavi Academic – the program lets you create professional videos for any type of use.
 
Create cool classroom projects by adding speech bubbles, humorous stickers and built-in content, change video background, and more. Record your screen, highlight keyboard and mouse actions, add callouts, captions, and arrows, use pan and zoom effects, use recording and editing tools to create videos of your family trips and school projects.


Filmora is one of the best video editing app that your child can grow to love and enjoy using. Filmora allows you to add multiple layers of videos, audio and effects to your project as opposed to iMovie and Windows movie maker which we will get to shortly.
 
Filmora is a simple yet powerful video editor also available for Mac and PC, aimed at the families and professionals. It’s perfect for a range of basic uses, from creating great memories to family vacation to editing videos for YouTube to editing action camera footage to making viral videos for social media sites. It has an easy-to-use interface and professional features make it good value for beginners.

Toontastic

( Android - Free , iPhone, iPad - Free )

Toontastic 3D is a powerful and engaging tool for digital storytelling and provides kids with a set of digital tools to create their own cartoons. It's visually appealing, has great in-app support and sharing features, and relies on self-created animation and narration to tell stories. Toontastic 3D provides a stunningly easy way by how it makes the complicated process of creating an animated short movie so simple. 
 
The app allows kids to choose the characters and setting for each scene and animate their characters by simply shuffling them around with their fingertips as they naturally would when playing with, say, paper dolls. The app walks kids through the creative process with a plot/story arc template and concisely explains the fundamentals of storytelling (setup, conflict, challenge, climax, and resolution).
 
Toontastic 3D allows students to manipulate characters as they provide voice and narration for the story.  Toontastic 3Dmakes use of standard story templates that help guide students through the basic elements of plot (story arc) as they create their animated story.


iMovie

( iPhone, iPad - Free )

iMovie app helps you to make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app that puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Browse and play projects in the Marquee view. Create Hollywood-style trailers or sophisticated home movies in minutes.* And share your finished projects with the world — straight from iMovie. 


Shadow Puppet Edu

( iPhone, iPad - Free )

Shadow Puppet Edu is a utility app which allows students and teachers to make engaging presentations and slideshows out of photos, videos, sound clips and voiceovers. Users can start a new presentation, select their library of visual content, add animated text and background music and then record themselves going through the presentation, commenting on the images in front of them and using a range of annotative tools to give more visual feedback and a sense of interaction. 


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