Teacher Review for Animoto

Very easy to use, but distracting water marks mean I won't be using it again.

Sara S.
Media specialist/librarian
Sanger High School
Sanger, United States
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I asked student assistants to create Book Trailers using the large photo and music library available. It was a great, creative tool, but the final product on the free version has a ridiculously distracting watermark that really detracted from all the hard work she did with her trailer. Unfortunately, she was too far into the creation process to switch to a different app.
My Take
The watermark used to be in the corner and not as distracting. Now, not only have they raised the prices for the subscription service to a point where no school or student would be able to afford it, we are stuck staring at ANIMOTO in the middle of anything creative a student could have produced.