Welcome to my blog! I have always had a love for technology integration and fascination with Web 2.0 tools. Technology enhances every aspect of education and I have been fortunate enough to apply my skills in every role as an educator. I enjoy collaborating and connecting with fellow educators to learn about new, exciting technology tools.
Need an idea for putting together an end of the year slide show or presentation? Animoto is the way to go. I absolutely love using this site. All you would need to do is gather your favorite pictures or video clips and Animoto will do the rest. It gives you a professional looking slide show and you can set it to music by choosing from their own collection. Educators can also apply for a free Animoto Plus account (http://animoto.com/education) and create videos up to ten minutes in length. The free version account only allows you to create 30 second videos so I would highly recommend applying for an educator account.
You can choose a theme for your video style. Check out their sample videos for inspiration.
You also have the option to choose your music, upload photos or video clips, add text, and arrange them in any order you would like. It really is such a simple, easy process.
Once the video is created, you can share with students and parents my email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or upload it to YouTube. The videos look so professional and is such a great way to share memories of the past year. Also, be sure to check out the Animoto mobile app to create videos on the go.
I know a lot of you have already discovered the awesomeness of Animoto but for those few who still haven't yet, it's a must for checking out.