Teacher Review for Animoto: Slideshow Maker

Animoto is great way for students to publish personal narrative essays!

Rachelle W.
Digital Learning Specialist
Fort Settlement Middle School
Sugar Land, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
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
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I liked that I could introduce students to a topic by creating an Animoto video. For instance, at the beginning of our Interview unit I created a video sample to show students why interviewing is important in a short 30 second video. It's just one extra tool in your toolkit! It has a limited number of themes to choose from so I don't recommend you use it a lot. Still, it's a great way to grab students' interest and introduce them to a topic.
My Take
Students in our college readiness course drafted and revised personal narrative essays and then published them as a video using Animoto. Students appreciated the ability to personalize their videos with original text and a music track. I appreciated viewing the variety of projects, they were as unique as my students!