This post is in partnership with simpleshow. All opinions are my own.
Are you looking for a simple video maker for your students? If you are using Microsoft Teams, you’ll definitely want to explore simpleshow and their new integration for the MS Teams app! Regular readers of the blog might remember that I’ve featured simpleshow in the past. In today’s blog post, we’ll dive into the new update and this special integration with MS Teams.
Thanks to simpleshow’s free classroom plans for educators, MS Teams users can now easily integrate simpleshow video maker into their everyday instruction. There are collaborative learning opportunities with the video maker app and MS Teams users can get started with their explainer video tool right away!
Let’s take a look at the MS Teams integration and why you might want to start using explainer videos this school year.
Explainer Video Maker
An explainer video shares a new idea or concept or helps students review something they’ve already learned. Teachers can make explainer videos to teach or review a concept, and students can create explainer videos, too. When students take on the “creator” role, they can make a video that shows off what they learned. And that video is one they can share with an audience, too.
Why would teachers make an explainer video?
- To introduce a new unit of study
- When sharing a new concept with students
- As a way to kick off a new lesson
- To help students get excited about a new topic
- When they want to breakdown a big idea into chunks
Why would students make an explainer video?
- To summarize what they’ve learned
- When working with a partner to synthesize information
- As a culminating, collaborative project
- To share the steps they took to solve a problem
- When they want to share their learning with the world
Using simpleshow Video Maker in MS Teams
If you are using Microsoft Teams this year, you’ll certainly want to take a look at simpleshow video maker. It’s a great creation tool that has so many ways to use it in a classroom setting.
The video below shows how easy it is to integrate simpleshow video maker into the Microsoft Teams environment. It takes you through the quick steps to make it happen, including how to add the simpleshow app to Teams. Once you’ve added the app to your account, you’ll be able to start creating videos. The video even gives you a quick tip on how to pin the simpleshow app within Teams to your sidebar for easy access.
After adding the app to your Teams dashboard, you can sign in using your Microsoft account or a login you’ve already set up for their platform. If you haven’t used simpleshow before, you’ll see in the video just how quickly it sets you up for success. All you have to do is follow the steps that pop up on the screen. The video mentions the business plan for simpleshow, but educators can access the free classroom plan right here.
Getting started with simpleshow
As I mentioned at the top of the post, this isn’t the first time I’ve featured simpleshow on my blog. There are many ways to use this tool, from back-to-school videos to your goals around collaboration in the classroom. Whether you are new to this open-ended creation tool, or a pro at creating explainer videos with students, this is the perfect time to dive into simpleshow.
You can now access simpleshow Video Maker for free! Sign up for free at videomaker.simpleshow.com/ to learn more about using this explainer video creation tool in your classroom with MS Teams!