The educational potential may not immediately jump out at you, but Animoto is a great technology to explore, and anything that can put an end to PowerPoint presentations is thumbs up in my book! But seriously, any visually-heavy educational content fits perfectly into the Animoto model.
Teach an art history course? Imagine the impact of your presentations.
Teach about music composition? Show the music as you play it.
Photography course? That’s a no-brainer!
How about architecture, drama, social networking technologies or film making?
Tons of educational value in this tool!
Here are some case studies available on their site. Take a look at examples of what fourth graders can do with a little imagination and some accessible technology, or how a language course can benefit from a multimedia injection.
Interested in knowing more about how to get setup and give your students access? Click here. It’s not totally free (although there is a free basic account that allows you to create an unlimited number of videos up to 30 secs in length), but this won’t be as gutting as other pricing schemes 😉
Have you used this technology with your students? Share your experiences 🙂