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Easy to use and great for visualizations

The product is amazing, as it is extremely easy for students to use. The results are those of professional videos without the extensive need for software and video editing skills.
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Good app that is beginner friendly as well!

In my opinion, this app is very good! and beginner friendly as well! For someone who is just being introduced to video making, or just wants a quick way to make a nice video, this is the app for you.
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Simple Platform with various customization

The pricing is a bit steep for the limited features offered in the free version. The lack of customization options for fonts and layouts is another drawback but the ability to upload videos to various platforms like YouTube and Vimeo and share them to students or colleagues is dynamic
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Animoto: Video Maker & Editor

Animoto is a versatile and easy-to-use tool for creating professional-looking videos without the need for extensive video editing skills or software.
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This is a great introductory app for students who are interested and film and video production!

I personally love the variety that this website includes! I also really appreciate how they offer templates for each genre of film, allow beginner users to understand the concept that they are looking for and how to dive into digital media. There are many great resources in this app!
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Not Impressed.

I didn't like this product as a teaching tool. I understand that some classes use it as an introduction to video editing, but I didn't find that it worked as a presentation tool for classes not editing-focused. For an ELA teacher, I didn't understand how I could incorporate this software into my classroom.
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Good tool for presentations and an introduction to video editing

The students enjoy working with Animoto because it is easy to use, and it provides a quick sense of accomplishment with little effort. I'm using Animoto as an introduction to video editing. Animoto gives students a general overview of the elements needed to create good video content.
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With a little practice students can create gorgeous and creative videos

It will take some time to set this resource up and additional time to teach your students how to use it- but once you've done these two tasks, this is an amazing resource for students to synthesize and demonstrate their learning. Great tool to play around with during the summer break to familiarize yourself before the school year starts! :)
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Free, student-friendly tool for creating movies!

Overall, I would definitely use this product again in my classroom. Animoto is a fun alternative to a traditional powerpoint. Animoto fueled my students' curiosity and passion for this particular project. My students thoroughly enjoyed this tool and were extremely proud of their final product and couldn't wait to share it with their parents and our school community. The only downfall is that if you use the free version, your final video will have an Animoto watermark on it. Aside from that, the free version is the way to go! Also, if I were to do this project again, I would probably use no more than four students per group.
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Easy to use and great visual for student presentations!

I really like Animoto. The only downfall is that they used to be completely free for classrooms and now there is some cost to have classes set up. Teachers like free, so I'm hoping they will go back to that. I like that students can easily drag in video and pictures, put them in order, add in their text, and don't have to worry about breaking copyright rules with music since they have some within the site to choose from. I also like how proud of students are when they click on publish and see their work. They have something to show and are proud of the way it looks!
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