Site URL: Animoto.com
Content: Animoto is a video creation service that makes it easy and fun for anyone to create and share extraordinary videos using their own pictures, video clips, words and music.
Design: The site itself is well produced. It looks and acts like a professional site, with all the links and navigation working as they should. A demo video plays fluidly and efficiently displays what is possible on the site.
Review: Given that a large part of teaching involves presenting, educators can use the type of pizzazz that Animoto provides. The site’s technology turns the user’s raw materials into an attention-grabbing narrative.
The interface is incredibly easy to use. Users simply upload pictures and video clips, choose their style, add words and music, and click "produce video." That is when Animoto works its magic. In minutes, the site produces a beautifully orchestrated production that teachers can share with students, or that students can even produce themselves.
Because the user provides all the production’s material, the site can be used to create cinematic presentations on literally any topic.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking to add some Hollywood-style punch to your lessons, give Animoto a try.