Engaging 21st Century LearnersThrough The Use Of AnimotoA Presentation ByMary Wollmeringwollmeringm@holy-spirit.org
What is Animoto? Animoto is a Web application that automaticallygenerates professionally produced videos. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Animoto videos have the visual energy of a musicvideo and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.
Animoto Educator Accounts Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus accountfor use in the classroom. Its powerful features can beused to create stunning presentations incorporatingimages, video clips, music and text. Educator Accountsare valid for six months. Upon expiration you may applyfor another account.
Connect To Animoto at this urlhttp://animoto.com/education/classroom
Educator Benefits Applying for an Educator’s Account allows you to add50 students under you. Free Accounts allow you to create 30 second videos. By applying for the Educator’s Account you are able tocreate 10 minute videos for free.
Getting Started Create a gmail account for yourself @ google.com Use this gmail account to sign up for an AnimotoAccount Follow their easy to understand instructions to addstudent accounts You are now ready to create one of a kind digitalprojects Engage your students as they learn tocreate, collaborate, and critically think
Sources For Copyright FreeImages Freerange Stockvault FreeDigitalPhotos Flickr Pics4Learning Animoto has its own copyright free image library that isalso useful
Here is a timeline to use creatingDigital Book Trailers using Animotohttp://dborck.wordpress.com/?s=digital+book+trailers 30 minute session the week before project – talk aboutproject, begin thinking about book choice, show sampletrailers, show rubric Day One – work on Storyboard DayTwo – begin searching online for images, review copyrightand source citing, show how to save images to networkfolders, and begin creating bibliography Day Three - uploadpictures into Animoto, arrange storyboard, add caption textto slides and edit the text, add separate text slides DayFour – choose and add music, add credit slide Day Five – present movies, peer evaluations, selfevaluations Created by Denise Borck, William James Middle SchoolMedia Specialist Modified by Mary Wollmering 5/6/13