Teacher Review For Animoto

Great introduction into making short and concise videos.

Tyler O.
Classroom teacher
Danville CCSD #118
Danville, IL
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
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
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have used this website to create several short videos over different time periods in history. It is very user friendly so the students were able to pick it up fairly quickly. You are limited in how long the videos are and how much text you can enter into the video. It also does not allow narration, but since it is a very short and concise video this can be made up in other ways. The only challenge is getting students set up with accounts after signing up with the promo code given to teachers for free.
My Take
Great learning tool that helps students create concise summaries of events. Also the flashy graphics, music, and video editing material add a professional feel to the video that make the students truly proud of what they have created.