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"Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique
video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy."
Animoto

THE BASICS

  • Animoto - home page
  • Animoto for Education - sign up here for an educator account. It will take several days for Animoto to verify that you are a teacher.

  • Animoto in 60 seconds!


  • Discovery Education Network video

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EXAMPLES

  • Click below to go to the Animoto Educator site. You can watch this example and others.
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  • An example of a student book trailer using Animoto
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ANIMOTO IN THE CLASSROOM


These 12 ideas for using Animoto in the classroom come from the Teach Web 2.0 wiki:
  • Create a 30 second commercial or public service announcement about…
  • Summarize the main idea of this passage in images and words in 30 seconds or less
  • Create video flashcards for vocabulary keywords
  • Great for brainstorming and storyboarding
  • Create a simulated field trip
  • Great way to market your program to your school and local community
  • Present wonderful end of the year videos
  • Have students create a 30 second video about themselves at the beginning of the year so that everyone can get to know each other.
  • Great way to introduce a new learning concept to students.
  • Great way to evoke student interest. I am using it for Antigone.
  • Have students create a short photo brochure of a country you are studying.
  • Allow students to showcase their pictures taken on a particular topic as part of a larger project. (C.Caves)


TUTORIALS

  • Animoto Help pages - very comprehensive FAQs.
  • Animoto Help pages for Educators- includes information about setting up student accounts
  • Animoto Directions -- written PDF file that could be helpful as student directions (ignore the last few steps).
  • Video demonstrating how to sign up for an Educator account, emphasizing the important elements of the email you will receive.


  • Short, basic well-done tutorial on how to create an Animoto video:


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


YOUR TURN!

Share your own creations and ideas below. Just click the Edit_image.png button at the top of this page!