Teacher Review For GoAnimate for Schools

Fun creation & synthesizing tool to share information in a narrative style

Chris D.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I gave my students the option of using GoAnimate! for their book reports on men or women of history. A few of them took up my offer and made fabulous, fun videos that demonstrated their understanding of a scene or scenes in the book. Then we showed the whole class their videos, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed watching.
My Take
My students LOVED making their own talking cartoons! And as a teacher, I loved to hear how they were spending hours on it for a school presentation project at home because they wanted to, not because they had to. It does take a bit of time to learn how to use the online software, and isn't completely intuitive, but provides enough for teachers and students alike to create impressive animations for free!