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Animoto is a very simple tool used to create presentations. It provides the alternative to view and listen to slideshows, or one can choose to either view or listen only. It can be a useful tool in the classroom, which can be used both by students and teachers. Due to its simplicity, the teacher avoids spending a lot of time to teach the students how to use this tool.
Educators can start using this tool by signing up in the main Animoto for Educators site (https://animoto.com/pro/education). After that, one can start creating videos by clicking on the “Create Video” from the set of buttons. Students can acceess these videos by either downloading them or by having the teacher embedding them in VLE’s.
Animoto can make the lesson more engaging by grabbing students’ attention with the videos. Moreover, one could ask the students to do their own videos and then show it to the rest of the class. By this, students can experiment on their own and use their creativity. As it is completely web based, students can start creating videos at school and continue working on them at home, or it can be vice versa. Furthermore, Animoto is ideal for introducing new content and storytelling in classroom.
In the link listed below, there are some examples of how Animoto can be used in the classroom.
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