Moovly is a free online tool that lets you create interesting presentations and animations. You can incorporate both the hand-drawn style of apps such as VideoScribe and the hand-moved objects style that you’ll have seen in videos such as CommonCraft.
Moovly lets you add voice, sound and music and synchronize everything using the simple timeline interface. Animations such as “hand drawn”, “drag on” and “drag off” can be added via the timeline. Some of the clips from the library also have their own animations attached to them, such as globes which spin or chickens which feed.
Videos can be published via YouTube or Facebook, or can be downloaded for offline use as Flash or Movie files. Free videos are watermarked with a Moovly Logo. There doesn’t seem to be a way to embed them directly from the Moovly website. Downloading may well be the best option for schools – but you might have a class YouTube account which could be used for sharing presentations.
Moovly is another interesting tool to have in the box when looking at creative ways to present children’s work. They could use it to tell stories, explain findings of practical work, present work they have researched and much more. The timeline feature may make it a little complicated for very young users, but older children should pick it up quite quickly and have a lot of fun with it.
The site is free to register with and use, with more advanced features and options being available for an annual fee. You can check out Moovly at : www.moovly.com