Teacher Review for Animoto

Professional Video Making Tool

Donna S.
Classroom teacher
Bayshore Middle School
Leonardo, NJ
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
Students used Animoto with the CSM lesson "My Digital Life". I have also given this as a choice activity any time students need to create a video project. I have not had any issues with the website working or saving the students' work. Students found this website easy to work with-it was very intuitive. It was easy to work with and the students learned about storyboarding and design elements. They presented their projects so practiced public speaking. Animoto embeds easily into their e-portolios.
My Take
Animoto will give classroom codes so that students can create videos longer than 30 seconds. These codes do expire and you can only get 50 of them. For teachers that have multiple classes 50 is not enough codes. Thirty seconds is enough if you are doing a book trailer or a brief project.