What is Animoto1. It is a web based tool to create videos without a camera.2. Teachers can combine photos, videos and music to create videos.3. Animoto is free to create short 30 second videos.4. Or it can be upgraded for a fee to get more features.
Animoto in the classroomCan be used1. To create videos of field trips, class projects, science experiments, vocabulary flash cards,2. To create videos about math concepts, biography timelines & all about me3. To create news clips, interviews, story boarding, weather reports.4. To capture classroom events like parties, sports, contests, author’s tea, end of the year and share with parents.
Benefits of Animoto1. Fun and engaging for students2. Animoto is intuitive and easy to use3. Supports learning for all types of students ESOL, special education and general education students.4. It is free5. It is quick and easy to redo videos6. Easy to upload and share videos
Drawbacks of Animoto1. Free version only allows 30 seconds videos2. Can add limited text to the video3. Can only select one song4. Can’t preview the song before selecting and creating the video5. Need to create a user account6. May be difficult to use with students below 13.
Create an AccountCreate afreeAnimotoaccount tostartcreatingclassroomvideos.
Then……1. Upload your pictures2. Add text3. Add music (select from Animoto files or use your own)4. Create a video5. Embed it, email it or share the link.