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10 How -To - Videos for Students

Creation tools on this list are worth exploring to connect students to authentic audiences.


Explain Everything

Explain Everything: This amazing screencasting tool is tablet and Chromebook friendly. Students can draw on their screen and create their own animation to show off the steps of a procedure. (



iMovie: Perfect for iPad and Mac classrooms, iMovie lets students create movies with all sorts of options. Students can combine still images, video and narration for a fantastic how-to video. Teachers can also earn an Apple Teacher badge for iMovie – learn more. (


Spark Video

Spark Video ( One of my favorite iPad and web-browser friendly tools is Spark Video. They’ve recently added a video clip feature to this movie-making tool so students can demonstrate their understanding of lots of topics.



30hands: This slideshow tool can be used by students who capture steps of a procedure. Students can record their voice over each step to explain how-to do something.

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Buncee: It is a terrific creation tool for students. You can use Buncee with students to have them show off how-to tackle a math problem or how-to get along with others.


My Simpleshow

mySimpleshow: mySimpleshow can be used by students to create explainer videos. With this tool students can create a shareable video that explains how to do something.



ShowMe: This screencasting tool designed for iPads lets students draw on their screen to show off their thinking. Students can use this tool to bring a concept to life.



Shadow Puppet EDU

Shadow Puppet EDU: This slideshow creator is definitely a favorite. Students can search for images within the app, add text or stickers to their image, and record their voice to show off how-to do something.



Powtoon: Create free animated videos and presentations.



Biteable: Use the world's simplest video and animation maker in only minutes.