Teacher Review For Animoto Video Maker

Simple app for making videos

Mara G.
Classroom teacher
Greenbush-Middle River Senior High School
Greenbush, MN
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects World Languages
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Animoto could easily be used to make a quick photo video of projects, photos, or a visual story. Although the app and product are simple, having students choose the right photos, text, and music to convey a message is a challenging activity.
My Take
The Animoto app allows a student to use photos and turn them into an animated video and graphics and music. Text can also be added. It is very easy to use, but that also means that there is only a limited amount of choices and creativity involved. The app is intuitive and simple. Videos can be shared via Facebook or the Animoto website with an account. Younger children without accounts would not be able to save the videos.