How I Use It
We use animoto to make many projects throughout the school year. The program is easy to use and easy for students to manipulate. Students take photos, draw pictures, etc, during their classroom activities. Students can then use Animoto to upload pictures and write brief descriptions or commentary on each picture. Students can also upload videos! Students have used amimoto in my class to do lesson reviews, app reviews, and as authentic assessments of their learning. We will sometimes use the program to create student portfolios for parents to see and to share with family members. It is easy to publish your final product and embed/upload student videos to youtube/web pages, etc.
I love Animoto! I love that the program is super easy and user friendly for young students. I do wish the program had longer text input options as sometimes it cuts kids creative writing skills short. It is important to let your students know that they will need to be succinct in their writing and description of their pictures and videos.