Monday, November 12, 2012

Using Animoto

     Using Animoto was much easier than I had anticipated. It is a great way to creatively tell a story, teach vocabulary, etc.; the choices are endless.
     I chose to use Animoto to talk about color vocabulary. It is a very basic concept but one that my students always understood better with pictures. Seeing an image helps them associate the color with something. I could use Animoto to introduce new topics, to reinforce topics we are working on or to even review material already learned. It is a fun way to get the students involved and they always love when technology is used!
     I would love to have my students create their own Animoto to show me what they have learned. For example, they could use pictures of weather conditions and insert text of what each picture is describing. They can present these little presentations to their classmates. In a higher level class, the students can choose pictures of cultural significance in Spain and write a little description about it.
    Animoto is a great way to assess students' learning, to promote technology in the classroom and to have them work cooperatively with one another.

Try our slideshow creator at Animoto.

1 comment:

  1. I like your ideas for having the students create their own video clips. I think Animoto or similar sites can be very motivational tools.