Teacher Review For Animoto

Creative way to add visuals and captions to student work.

Debbie B.
Language Arts Coordinator
San Diego County Office Of Education
San Diego, CA
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My Subjects English Language Arts
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 More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This is a very interactive tool to add spice and creativity to a lesson or lesson sequence. I use it at the end of learning sequence to capture the key points that students were to take away. They add pictures, words, and music appropriate to the task. As a teacher, you know if the student "got it" by what they produce. Good for all learners!
My Take
I love this product as a tool. It gets students motivated and interested in demonstrating their knowledge. It can be used in groups at first, then individually. It is especially helpful for the divergent learner who is creative and show what they know in another way. Careful not to overuse or it becomes boring and redundant. I would introduce it, then come back to it periodically to keep the freshness alive. I would use it even for elementary grades.