Teacher Review For Animoto

Snazzy, quick to learn, excellent way to showcase lots of pictures!

Stephanie F.
Technology coordinator
Hill Top Preparatory School
Rosemont, PA
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My Grades 10, 11
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I've been using Animoto for years with students. It can be a great way for students to introduce themselves to the class by using actual digital photos from home (via dropbox, email, or flash drive) - titled "About Me". Or you can use it for themed units in photography class. Students generated a mini commercial to a country and had to include country facts and pictures. For a history project, students picked a type of government and outlined their facts in text title pages, inserted pictures, maps, images of political cartoons, and even utilized the video option!
My Take
I think Animoto is easy to use for anyone. I really love the uploading your own music and video - it lets the students really "owe" their videos because they get to decide how to tailor the video to their needs. I do wish the video uploads allowed for longer than 10 seconds, though - this is the only downfall.