Teacher Review For Animoto

Get to know your students with a 30 second video

Steven M.
Classroom teacher
Gateway Middle School
Monroeville, PA
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Math
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this online program to have students create a 30 second commercial that highlighted who they are and what they like to do. This included favorite places to eat, favorite movies, friends, etc. It is a great way to get to know my students and his/her interests. You are able to request a free education license that lasts for 181 calendar days.
My Take
The students loved using this video creation site. It was really easy to use and creating the videos took only two 42 minute periods. You could always have the students create the project from home, especially if you want them to use videos or pictures that are personal. In my case, my students e-mailed the pictures to him or herself and downloaded them to his/her school account while on a district computer. You could have students create commercials about a topic in your classroom. One thought that I had for a social studies classroom would be to create a 30 second political commercial for one of our founding fathers. Since this type of technology wasn't available 200 years ago it might be fun to think about what type of political ad may have ran during that time period.