Friday, November 19, 2010

Animoto in the Social Studies classroom

I've been playing around with animoto again in preparation for using it with a teacher in a Social Studies class. It's really fun and easy to use: I just took some images that were already saved from my digital story and threw them in to create my animoto in a matter of minutes. It doesn't involve much critical thinking, but could be a good way to get student to use images to introduce a unit topic. Or maybe as a way of looking at images related to a topic at the end of a unit. What might be frustrating is finding the right music. I had a specific song I wanted to use, but it wasn't licensed under Creative Commons or from a free site like jamendo, so my music didn't match my images the way I wanted it to. I'm thinking this would be an issue for students as well. A Year in Morocco