Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Have you ever heard of Animoto?  Animoto.com is a Web 2.0 tool that allows you to create a video from your personal photographs and video clips.  You get to choose a background theme and a song (over 600 song choices), then you upload your photos and/or video clips, and Animoto does all of the editing and producing for you. 

This is a free tool, and educators even have free access to the Plus version which typically costs $30 per year.  The free upgrade allows you to create videos that are as long as the background song, instead of only 30-second videos.  It also allows you to download your videos to your computer and burn them to a DVD. 

Feel free to explore Animoto on your own.  I will be back soon to post a sample video that I have created. 



  1. Molly- thanks for pointing out that as an educator we can get the upgraded version of Animoto. I could see this being helpful for a fieldtrip video putting photos and music together, or end of year video montage.

  2. Mollie! Thanks for showing me Animoto. I have never really heard of it. I looked through the site and created my own 30 minute video. I can definitely use this for my physical education class. I have so many idea. Check out my video:

  3. http://animoto.com/play/vSq0dd69odAjKU5ijJYzJw

    1. Shayna, I'm happy you were able to use Animoto. I like your video! Just FYI, Animoto is blocked in Anne Arundel County. Hopefully, it is not blocked in Howard, so you can use it with your students.