Animoto is an online video creation tool. It is an excellent tool for teachers to use to create both hooks and reviews for lessons. In addition, teachers can have students create their own videos to demonstrate their knowledge of a topic or to showcase their work.
In this tutorial, students will learn the basics of Animoto and then apply what they have learned to the creation of two videos. Each video will be at least 60s in length and contain student created photos and videos in addition to Animoto provided music.
Videos will be embedded on the student's Google Site Wiki for presentation and will be accompanied by a detailed reflection on the tool and how it works, how the student could use Animoto in his or her classroom, and a description of the two embedded videos created for this project.
In this project, you will create two Animoto videos.
The first video will be one that you create on your own to serve as a hook for a lesson in the grade and subject you plan to teach. The second is one that you will create with a partner to demonstrate mastery (like you would want a student to demonstrate) on a lesson in the grade and subject you plan to teach. The rubric for the videos can be found at the end of the assignment.
Before coming to class on the first day Animoto is listed on the schedule, you should complete the following:
This video provides a brief tutorial on how to use Animoto to create your own video for the classroom. Refer to it as needed throughout the project.
Source: Bowser, Jane (Producer). (2013). Animoto Tutorial. Available from YouTube
The attached file contains the rubric for the Animoto project.