Teacher Review For Animoto

Video Fun Across the Curriculum

Cathy P.
Media specialist/librarian
Pope John XXIII School, Evanston
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Great video tool that can be used by students with teacher created individual accounts that can be linked a teacher's account. which is easy to set up and you can request a Teacher Free Account that can be renewed. Students upload their own pictures, text and captions to a video themed template that includes music (which can be changed) and transitions. The finished product is professional and can be shared.
My Take
Great tool that supports the creation of a video that allows the student to focus on the material/information that they want to share while relying on the chosen template to produce the transitions and background of the video. The students need to be precise in their wording and can upload pictures. I have used this product across the curriculum: biographies, biomes, class projects, student created Words of Wisdom, and even language reviews. The students love the template choices, music and independence they have in putting together their video--adding captions to their pictures and text to support their ideas. The finished product is a wonderful professional video and can be shared by a link. This is an engaging and creative tool for students and adults.