Below is a collection of what I think are some of the best Android video making apps for teachers and students. The apps provide a wide variety of features that enable you to design professional educational videos and teaching clips. And yes, you do not even need prior videography knowledge to use them.
Depending of the Android video making app you choose, some key features you will have access to include the ability to trim or cut out unwanted scenes from your videos, add audio clips and music to your videos, use voice overs (some apps let you record your voice over the video), merge various clips into one, animate clips with different transitions and animation styles, rescale and adjust the speed of your videos, create slow motion clips, playback videos in reverse, add green screen effect, insert titles and overlays, and many more.
All of these apps are free to install and use they do offer in-app purchases. I invite you to check them out and, as always, share with us your feedback in our Facebook page. If anyone has already tried any of these apps in their class, please share with us your experience.
6 Best Android video making apps for teachers and students
WeVideo is a powerful educational video maker app. Teachers can use it to edit and make various types of teaching videos. You can start with pre-made video templates and build your video from scratch. Some of the main features WeVideo offer includes the ability to easily trim and arrange video clips, add text elements, insert titles and captions, preview and trim music clips, apply video enhancing filters, add voiceover recording, use blurred background effect, and more.
WeVideo also offers advanced features for premium users including ‘unlimited use of over 1M licensed video clips, images and music’. Videos created in WeVideo can be integrated with Google Drive, uploaded directly to social media websites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc), and or be published to video hosting platforms such as YouTube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo.
Adobe Premiere Rush: Video is a good video making app for making educational videos and all types of videos for that matter. The free offers a wide range of features including unlimited exports. Advanced features are available for premium users and these include tons of soundtracks sound effects, animated titles, overlays, loops, graphics, and many more.
The app’s integrated camera enables you to capture high quality videos and start editing them right away. You can add music and annotations, apply video effects, insert various elements (e.g., images, stickers and overlays), access built-in animated graphics, crop unwanted parts, and when you are done click to so share with others.
PowerDirector is another good video maker app for teachers and students. It offers numerous editing features that enable you to create professional looking videos without the need for advanced videography knowledge. Some of these features include the ability to add transition and motion titles, apply different filters and effects, green screen effect, video stabilizer, customizable video templates, add music and sound effects, and more.
Premium users have access to extra features including color filters, titles, transitions and video effects, stock media content (e.g., music, stickers, stock video footage, sounds, etc), unlimited access to royalty-free stock library, and more. Videos created in PowerDirector can be directly uploaded to YouTube and shared with friends.
VivaVideo is an Android video maker and video editor app that enables you to create amazing educational videos to use in your teaching. It offers tons of editing features including access to high quality video templates, beautiful transitions and effects, cut and merge clips, add featured music to videos, record and add your audio as voice over, add text and photos to video, insert different editing effects, and many more. Videos created in VivaVideo can be saved to your phone and be shared on YouTube or on social media websites such as Instagram and Tik Tok.
Inshot offers video making and video editing features that are ideal for creating educational videos. Music teachers will especially find it helpful. Inshot embeds a powerful music video maker that allows you to extract audio from video, add sound effects and voice-overs, insert your own music and more.
Inshot’ s video editing features include the ability to trim and cut videos, merge videos, crop unwanted parts, adjust speed, make photo slideshows, add video and photo layers above the clip, voice changer, add animations to text, add various video filters, insert textual elements and stickers and many more. Inshot’s sharing options include custom video export, direct sharing to social media websites, etc.
Magisto is another practical video making Android app. It allows you to create music slideshows, video collages, and movies using a set of features accessible to anyone with the least graphics knowledge. The way it works is simple: select video clips or photos your gallery, Google Photos, or iStock library. Next, select a theme of your choice, then add music from Magisto’ s licensed library.
Magisto’ s editing features include stabilization, filters, object detection, effects, add text and colors, trim and merge clips, and many more. Magisto’ s premium plan offers extra features including premium styles, no watermark, 10 minutes movie length and many more.