Teacher Review For Animoto Video Maker

Easy, Quick and fun. A great way to make your pictures come alive.

Kinshasa M.
Technology coordinator
St. Martins Episcopal School
Atlanta, GA
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My Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
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
Great with General
How I Use It
The Graphite information says this is for grades 7-12 but my 4th-5th grade classes use it often. My last project was having them find pictures that represent digital citizenship to the them. Then they created their slide show using animoto and annotated over it. This project was fun and exciting. I didn't think the students would get into it as mush as they did. They use their iPad to take pics of Digital Citizenship around the school and even inserted self made videos.
My Take
I love this app and the recent project we created. I have done many more with students and even use the app when creating slideshows for their parents, a personal project or marketing for the school. There are paid subscriptions that allow to make longer movies, have access to more templates and be able to download our movie in different formats. There is also an Education license for teachers and educational discounts.