Vuvox Rocks (what a great tool for creating student reports and teacher presentations)

by Kelly Walsh on August 25, 2010

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This free, easy app for creating scrolling timeline-style content is a fun way for students or teachers to create presentations.

[SADLY, VUVOX IS NO MORE ... THEY SHUT DOWN SERVICES IN 2013 - Ed.]

With Vuvox you can easily create scrolling presentations that include pictures, text, video, and music. I’d come across it some time ago, and thought it would be a lot of fun for students or teachers to use to create reports or presentation materials.

I decided I’d take it for a spin by using it to create a video for a song I recorded with some help from my family (a version of the old folk/country classic, “The Streets of Laredo”). I was able to do so, with one limitation I had to overcome. Overall I enjoyed the process, and think Vuvox is a wonderful tool. The final product is presented below.

NOTE: The issue I had was overcome by capturing the playback with Camtasia and editing it to create a final product that consistently synched the music and the visuals. This was necessary because I was trying to accomplish something that was really beyond the intended capabilities of Vuvox. The tool is excellent for creating scrolling visual presentations and generally works well with background music, it’s just not intended to be used for tightly synchronized playback of music and video at the same time.

I’m a big fan of Vuvox, and I think it is a great example of the way Web 2.0 tools can be engaging and fun and can enable students to have a blast while learning and creating. To create presentations, you simply upload files and drag and drop them in to the presentation area. Images are easy to move around, resize, rotate, etc. Text is added or edited using a simple tool.

Click here to explore various Vuvox presentations that are currently being featured on the site. I encourage you to stop by and check Vuvox out today!

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About 

Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer and a faculty member at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of EmergingEdTech.com. As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or Amazon.com or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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