Teacher Review for Animoto: Slideshow Maker

Engaged students, happy teacher!

My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this in health class as the project for our dating violence unit. After students have explored the topic, they create a PSA (public service announcement) about dating violence -- what it is, signs, what do to if you experience it. The final products are amazing. Students can't wait to share their PSAs.
My Take
Animoto is a great app for the culmination of a unit or lesson. Students create their own mini videos with images and music. Students search for or upload images ( a great time to teach students about copyright and fair use), add words and music and, viola - a personal, creative statement that reflects their learning and understanding of a concept.