I have used Animoto with my students to learn about everything from spiders to doing a picto-biography story about themselves. Animoto gets students engaged and excited about doing their projects and it’s not just a nifty movie making program, it’s also a great tool to teach students about copyright and fair-use laws when you have students use pictures from a source other than their own personal gallery. You are also able to use your own music clips from a downloaded source which again, lends itself to copyright issues. Of course that’s another beauty; it also comes with a fun variety of copyright free music that even the teens find acceptable!
Sharing the final project is a snap, with either an embed code or a link that you can either place on your school’s webpage or email to parents. Animoto is definitely a favorite choice of teachers and students to create memorable projects. It’s fun, easy, and the end product will give your audience a dazzling show!