Teacher Review for Animoto

A powerful freemium slideshow / photo sharing tool. Highly recommended

Michael G.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Whole class
Great with General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used this with a group of Grade 4 students who wanted to share their photos from a class excursion to a local art/sculpture exhibition. I also used this to create a slideshow to share photos of the school Swimming Carnival with parents.
My Take
I was impressed with Animoto's simplicity and ease of use. It's availability on desktops and mobile devices (particularly iOS), and easy access to free-use music sound tracks are big pluses. I was a little disappointed that the Education plan doesn't open up additional slideshow options, although I was glad that the 1 minute restrictions on video length were removed. I do understand the need to do this though - and I highly recommend Animoto as a top quality creation tool.