I’m taking the week off to do a bunch of fun things with my kids. While I’m away the most popular posts of the year so far will reappear.

ChatGPT might be the first thing you think of when you read AI today, but there have been plenty of other AI tools before it. One such tool is Lumen5. Lumen5 is a tool that will produce a video for you based upon your written work.

To create a video with Lumen5 you can enter the URL of your published work or submit the text of an article you’ve written. Lumen5 will then select highlights from your writing to feature in a video. The video will always begin with the title of your article. From there it will use any subheadings or section headings that you have in your article to create sections of your video. If you don’t have subheadings or section headings in your article, Lumen5 will attempt to pull the keywords or phrases from each paragraph. Watch my demo below to see how easy it is to use Lumen5. 

Video – How to Quickly Turn Written Articles Into Videos

Applications for Education

Using a tool like Lumen5 can be a good way for students to create a visual summary of reports they’ve written. Tools like Lumen5 are also good for quickly creating a video of morning announcements for your school. Anyone who has a written list of the announcements could use Lumen5 to quickly create a video summary that is then shared on your school website or projected on screens in common areas like cafeterias in your school.

By the way, the article that I used in demo video above can be read here.