Monday, October 3, 2011

BP_4 Web 2.0 Tool: Animoto

For my second Web 2.0 Tool I will be reviewing Animoto! With Animoto you can turn your photos, video clips and music into video presentations.  For my first Animoto presentation I took the photos from my Popplet lesson and inserted them into the project photo frames.  I was able to control the order of the flow and the timing of the video.  I was able to add text and a title for the video.  Then I added an appropriate music loop from the free music provided on the Animoto site.  The whole process was unbelievably easy! When I finished adding the photos, I hit done and Animoto notified me by email when my video was ready to view.

This would be a wonderful tool for my students to use in class to present a project or collaborate on a problem. They also have the ability to add short video clips to their presentation. This tool doesn't require any technical ability beyond click and drag! Exactly the kind of quick and easy program I need in my classroom.

You can sign up for a free Animoto account, your videos will be limited to 30 seconds.  An upgrade will cost you $5 per month or $30 per year.

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1 comment:

  1. Amanda,

    I have only minimal experience with Animoto in that I viewed other people's work. I have not used it to create anything yet but based on the nice example that you provided I am going to have to try it out and see how things go. I am hoping that it is as easy as you say it is. The only downside that I can see as of right now is the cost.

    As I try it out, I may be in contact with you to see about getting some pointers. I do not just want to rely on the video tutorials online but on the experience and sharing from you and other classmates.