Slidely is a free, easy-to-use creative suite of cloud-based web and mobile apps, empowering artistic
expression with images, video and music. Start with your favorite personal images and video, mix in media from friends’ social accounts and the broader web, and add music from YouTube and SoundCloud to unlock the emotional essence of any story – then, share it with friends or the whole world. Projects move seamlessly from one Slidely app to the next and are forever editable, allowing your artistic voice to come through loud and clear. For more information, visit www.slide.ly.
Social media savvy readers will want to know about a new, free tool from Slidely (http://slide.ly) that turbocharges their online slideshows – allowing them not just to use their own images from Facebook, Instagram, FLICKR, Picasa or their PC, but also surprise friends & family with images from Facebook friends’ albums, public Instagrams (via hashtag search), and shots from Google Images.
Unlike other services, Slidely lets you import images from your friends FB accounts or the broader web directly to your slideshows in one simple step, keeping you in the creative flow. There’s no need to download them to your PC first, then do a 2nd step of importing them. Music can be added in one-step via YouTube, SoundCloud or by PC upload. Here are some examples how Slidely can help capture the moment this season:
· Elementary school teachers could make moving end-of-the-term recap video slideshows to show on the last day of class, capping the year with emotional affection – like this: http://slides.ly/14N6kMg; Middle school teachers could make a “restless student lesson plan” for the last week of classes – putting a twist on the What I Did Last Summer report by having kids make & present What I’m Gonna Do This Summer slideshows.
· Groups of best friends could immortalize their Besties in slideshows before going their separate ways for the summer – like this: http://slides.ly/10Mb2Kg. Or, if you’re graduating after having gone to school together with someone since kindergarten, a touching keepsake video idea for a friend would be to use all their yearbook photos from Kà12 in a slideshow.
· BONUS: we made a fun “Top Celebrity Yearbook Photos” Slidely (http://slides.ly/10LLlte) – in case you’re looking for some sidebar multimedia content for graduation themed stories.
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