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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Animoto , Me and My Kids and You

I’ve been a fan of Animoto ever since a friend of mine from New Zealand, Irene Dowdle introduced it to me about 2 years ago for the purpose of connecting our students together. Since then, I’ve used it to make fun videos for personal collections , family and of course in my classroom with the kids. I have even succeded in getting kids to make their own Animoto videos. They just love it ! But of course, some will manage to get it done beautifully and some will get frustrated half way but the good thing is, they are talking about it and helping each other to do the task.
And Wow! I realized some of them are doing some really “cool” things with Animoto. I read somewhere that I could now upload and add video into my Animoto files, but I haven’t gotten around to actually trying it. I’m not sure that I would have thought to be as creative as these , though.
Anyway, take a look at the video which was created by Wan Muhammad Aiman , from Year 5 Amir and see if you aren’t inspired. I’m hoping more students will begin using this to complete some of their assignments, too.
Kids need to know what choices they have and I believe it’s our job to show them and guide them.

Create your own video slideshow at

Below is a video tutorial on how to go about with Animoto. Check it out, teachers and have fun with your students :-)

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