Third grade students have been reviewing the importance of internet safety and giving proper credit for utilizing another’s work. This past week, they combined these tools and created public service announcement videos to educate others about being safe online. We used Animoto (www.animoto.com), a web based tool that incorporates pictures, text and music to create short videos. The students did an outstanding job and had a lot of fun with this project. In addition to sharing links to the produced videos on the teacher web pages for students to view each other’s and share with their parents, we will be sharing them to educate other students in our school via our morning news program over the next several weeks. This was a great experience, and based on conversations with teachers since the project, it was a success I look forward to my teachers coming up with other uses for this tool in the near future.
Here are some samples of the completed videos below. Enjoy! Feel free to share comments below and any other ideas for incorporating Animoto into the classroom.
The Tech Integrator