I found a couple of resources that will help make using Animoto even easier in your classroom.
First, I found a webinar about Animoto. It gives background information, directions on making videos, and examples of how to use Animoto in the classroom.
Another great resource is the blog on Animoto's website. It is updated regularly with ideas, tips, and tricks to using Animoto. It covers many different purposes for Animoto, including business, weddings, and photography. However, many of the ideas can be used in an educational setting as well. If you plan on using Animoto, the blog is definitely worth checking out.
Have fun exploring Animoto!