Animoto

[kml_flashembed movie="http://widgets.clearspring.com/o/46928cc51133af17/470b184b3196363f" width="432" height="250" wmode="transparent" /]A pretty cool web based presentation program that will put together music and pictures into a slideshow for you. The benefit of this program as I see it is that it can take out the fiddly part of having students prepare a presentation where they spend all their time going for the bells and whistles and forget about the message they are trying to get across.

This does all the fancy stuff for them and lets then focus on the message they would like to get across. Would be particularly useful where students were creating a song as part of an activity or they had to find images as a focus for a certain activity. My animoto was made in about 5 minutes putting up pictures of the family and I just used one of the songs animoto has on its site. Not too difficult at all and for the right activity could be a very useful little program. I could see this one being used at the beginning of year 7 for a ‘who I am’ type activity.

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