Teacher Review for Animoto: Slideshow Maker

Fantastic and easy, it only takes a few minutes to show the students how to use it to create short videos.

Pamela V.
Media specialist/librarian
Port Aransas Independent School District
Port Aransas, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
The high school English students used Animoto to create two minute public service announcements on a topic of their choice. The students created the videos and then shared them with the class. The students first created a graphic organizer on their topic and were given a rubric with the required content for the video. The students really enjoyed creating their videos and took great pride in sharing them with their classmates.
My Take
The students had to figure out how to convey a message in two minutes. They had to research their topic and cite their sources before they were able to create the public service announcement video. Project based learning works and the use of Animoto helped the students create a student generated product.