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 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!