Teacher Review for Animoto Video Slideshow Maker

I used this video creator to present a short video of my students working on a specific project.

Jaki D.
Instructional Technology Specialist
Floyd County Schools
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I have plans to show this to my 5th grade students in the future as they create their own videos of their learning. However, I used it to create a teacher-made video of my students demonstrating a glimpse of their learning on a particular day in class. This is a video that I created of my student's researching for a class project: http://youtu.be/AYNlkBgLaHM
My Take
I found this video creator very user friendly and gave me ability to be creative with backgrounds and music. It also allows for slides with informational writing to be edited in between videos.