Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – How to Make Book Trailer Videos

Creating a book trailer video can be a great alternative to writing a book report. One of the benefits of creating a book trailer instead of a written book report is that students are more likely to watch each other’s videos than they are to read each other’s book reports. A good book trailer video will get viewers interested in reading a new book. To create a good book trailer video students will have to make a list of highlights of a book and arrange them into proper sequence. Students should also include commentary on why they liked a book and why someone else should read it. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to create a book trailer video using a small collection of free web tools. Those tools are Stupeflix, Photos for Class, Bitly, and Vocaroo.

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