Teacher Review For Animoto

Wonderfully easy presentation tool

Joshua S.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
This product really takes the laborious steps out of creating an engaging visual presentation. I often use this for projects in which it may be too difficult or time consuming for the students to film and edit themselves. Animoto allows them to quickly find images and set it to music and takes the guesswork out of transitions, timing, and other considerations that can be challenging for younger students.
My Take
This tool is terrific for students who need additional scaffolding in video creation as most of the options are drag and drop. It allows anyone to create an interesting and engaging presentation in a matter of minutes. It might become a bit repetitive for more advanced students as they learn to use other more sophisticated video editing tools.