Creative Projects in Animoto utilizes the free Web 2.0 tool www.animoto.com which allows students to create and edit videos online and then share their finished product. No download is required to use the product, making it easy for teachers who are not able to download software on classroom computers to still give their students a choice in learning.
In these lessons, students are provided with a quick tutorial, as well as links to other resources to help them with their projects. The tutorial is intended to help students get started with the program and then use the resources within the program to refine their creations.
Also included is a list of 12 easy project ideas to allow the teacher and student a choice in how to demonstrate knowledge of Animoto and the lesson content. Use one or let students choose from several! General project instructions and expectations, along with a grading rubric are also included.
This lesson is great for distance learning/remote learning. You can upload it to your school’s learning management system (Google Classroom, Edmodo, Canvas, etc.) or share with students via Google Drive.
Files Included with this Lesson
• Teacher Notes and Resources
• Quick Getting Started Tutorial for Students
• Student Expectations, Project Instructions and Rubric
• List of 12 easy project ideas to choose from
Middle schoolers love this activity and many of my students have gone on to create other videos at home!