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.
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.