Ready to take your video creation to the next level? If you’re looking for a way to add your voice to videos you create for students, it might be easier than you think. You can quickly create narrated videos to share with students, colleagues, and families using Narakeet.
From flipped classrooms, blended learning station rotation, or asynchronous learning, there are lots of reasons why you may want to create narrated videos. In today’s blog post, I’ll share why narrated videos can benefit your audience (students, colleagues, or families). Then we’ll look at a tool called Narakeet that can help you put these ideas into action.
Let’s jump into three reasons to create narrated videos and how to do it with Narakeet!
3 Reasons to Create Narrated Videos
Educational videos can help communicate information, explain ideas, and take students through a step-by-step process to replicate on their own. Your students might have a lot of experience consuming videos outside of the classroom – from tutorials for their favorite games to short viral videos with new dance moves.
Creating your own narrated videos puts the power in your hands. You can decide what to share when and create a video that addresses the needs of your students. In a moment, we’ll take a look at Narakeet, a tool for creating narrated videos. But first, here are just three reasons you might want to create narrated videos this year.
Take existing content to the next level. Do you have lots of slide-based presentations from past lessons? You can take the content you’ve already made and add your voice. With slideshow narration, you don’t have to start from scratch when you dive into the content you’ve already created.
Save time creating content. If you are looking to create differentiated content for students, are creating content for multiple class sections, or have a very full schedule this year, saving time where you can is essential. For example, you can use a narrated video can repeatedly and even share it with colleagues who might want to pass along the resource to their class.
Share more than what’s on the screen. A slide-based presentation is a great start, but it isn’t all you have to share. By adding narration to a video, you can include an extra story, unpack a bullet point, and go deeper into content beyond what you have seen on the screen.
Making Narrated Videos with Narakeet
Narakeet is a video-making tool designed for users with little to no experience creating videos. It’s for users who aren’t video professionals and people who don’t have the time or the equipment to record professional audio or worry about editing. With this tool, you can make educational videos directly from MS PowerPoint presentations. It provides users with access to realistic text-to-speech in dozens of languages with hundreds of voices to choose from.
How does Narakeet work? All you have to do is add the narration voiceover into presenter notes in a MS PowerPoint slide deck. Then you’ll upload it to Narakeet, and in a few minutes, you’ll get a video ready to share with students. Narakeet records the voice for you while synchronizing the pictures and slides with sound and adding subtitles, too. The video above shows you exactly what this tool can do.
Try out Narakeet for Free
Ready to get started? Narakeet helps you turn your PPT into a video. It also allows you to edit your videos if you want a bit more customization and control. And if you are most interested in their text-to-speech voice feature, there is also a simple way to turn MS Word documents into audio.
Narakeet is free for anyone to use to create up to 20 media files. If you love the tool and want to make more, you can purchase more capacity. The team at Narakket shared a unique coupon code for my readers. Use the code CLASSTECHTIPS to get a 20% discount – it’s eligible only for card payments for top-up accounts through the end of May 2022).