Animoto - Digital Presentations Made Easy
I have been using Animoto with my classes well before my school's 1:1 laptop initiative began. I feel in love with Animoto when I started teaching 8th grade language arts during the 2012-2013 school year. It was perfect for literature-related projects, and is so user-friendly. I like that Animoto lets students create such a cohesive, put-together video montage without having to be as technically demanding as a program like MovieMaker. When the project is suppose to focus on the content, such as a novel or character, I want technology to enhance the project, not take over the project. Animoto is perfect because it has a low learning curve. To help students become proficient with Animoto, I do like to assign a short About Me project that allows them to focus on learning the ins and outs of the site, so that they are able to focus on the content of their literature projects later in the year.