What is it? And how to sign up for it? It’s an easy, fun, and free online tool that lets you create animated cartoons. To create an account, just go to http://goanimate.com/ and sign up for one. All you need is a valid email address. After signing up, take the quick tutorial and create your first Go!Animate video.
Go!Animate – interface screenshot
Advantages: It’s free and it only takes a few minutes to create. It’s easy to use. It provides script ideas. There’s no need to draw. There’s no need to download any software. Animations can be customized by adding backgrounds, characters, voices, actions, gestures, add music, sound effects, etc. All work can be previewed before publishing. You can have different backgrounds for each scene. Videos can be shared in social pages and YouTube,and user can have his/her own video channel to share with other users.
Go!Animate interface – cartoon types
Disadvantages: Free accounts are limited to two minute video animations. Need an upgraded account to download video file to your computer. Some animations, backgrounds, and characters require an upgraded account, or are available for purchase. Special characters from the language keyboard are not recognized by the tool.
Go!Animate & e-learning Can be used to create real life scenarios to be embedded in e-learning courses. For educators: this tool can be used as a review tool before a test. For language learners: can be used to practice grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills.