Teacher Review For GoAnimate for Schools

Can be useful but with so many options it can slow down the learning process.

Brian S.
Classroom teacher
Grosse Pointe North High School
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this product as a foundation for learning who to create Audio/Visual style scripts and put the written scripts into a visual form. I had students work in pairs or individually. Students were really excited in the beginning but it fizzled as students became frustrated with some options. Some students were able to move through the app very quickly and enjoyed their experience.
My Take
I still like the tool as a way to demonstrate visually what the stories that students come up with. It was difficult to manage time as some students wanted to spend several class periods on minute details and were frustrated with the amount of time given. In the future, I plan on using the app as an option for students. It did serve a wide variety of users as some high level and lower level students really enjoyed it but some felt there were to many options.