If you aren't familiar with Animoto, it is a very user-friendly site where you can choose awesome templates to share photos and create short videos using the templates. You can also add music and/or text to your video. I was SO impressed with our students' savvy abilities and quick learning on making these videos. The students were super excited about their products and also navigating the process independently. First, I taught them how to create an Animoto by modeling the process on the SMARTBoard in our classroom. Students took their own notes on each step of the process. Then, they brought their notes to the computer lab and went to it on their own! It made my heart happy to watch students eagerly signaling to each other to watch the video they made and begging me to share them all on the SMARTBoard back in class. We will share them with our preschool partners, and now I want to share them with you. Please view these with your student and feel free to ask them questions about the process!
*On a mac, if you hover your mouse over the student names, a little box underneath should appear that you can click on and it will take you to the video. Not sure what this looks like on a PC but these links should work!