Teacher Review For Animoto

Great website for telling a photostory!

Trisha S.
Classroom teacher
Central Middle School
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
One of my students favorite projects is a photostory that represents a country. Students find high quality photos that represent various aspects of a country & then they place them into animoto. They then work to find music that also is representative of the country. These videos are then used as either an introduction or a conclusion to a presentation about their country. Students love showing off their work & do a really good job of developing quality projects. I often have students who then ask to create individual projects throughout the year, often on their own time.
My Take
Animoto is a website that can be a very powerful way to help develop an understanding of a topic. Students enjoy the fast paced, action-like movement. They also enjoy the various styles of music. After completing a project, students are excited to share what they created.