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An easy-to-use tool for creating high-quality voice-narrated slide shows with clip art or personal images. Kids can express their ideas, developing and presenting them. If they choose a topic, they'll get prompts to help organize it and can add backgrounds and music.

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Teens can make video slide shows by organizing media for creative digital storytelling. This solid tool can help teens sharpen their decision-making skills and hone the art of brevity (text fields have character limits). Slide shows of summer fun can be downloaded or shared.

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The Australian Center for the Moving Image offers this free resource for kids to make short films. They'll enjoy behind-the-scenes tips and professional insight; the Storyboard tool makes it easy to add shots and angles, and the payoff is huge: It looks like the real thing.

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Advancing through a wizard-like process, kids choose a theme, music, and duration to create MP4 videos. The app then automatically edits the footage and assembles the final product, helping kids see how the software compiles clips into a complete and whimsical whole.

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Kids can shoot video and use their creative skills to sequence scenes with a wide variety of special effects to make fun movies. VideoFX Live encourages the use of social media; if kids are 13 and older, they have the opportunity to practice smart and safe online sharing.


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Older kids might like to see what an actual screenplay looks like; many are available to peruse online, including classics such as The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.