I had Mr. Dugger/Ms. Soriento/Ms. Smythe's class create their presentations in Animoto. I created accounts for them and then let them fly. The computer lab was rocking with the sounds of excited kids having a blast while learning something that is so important in today's world. These kids also had the challenge of editing their text to fit the text limits in Animoto.
See the rest of their Animotos by going to Fourth Grade Student Work page.
So, what exactly did all of these students accomplish? Here's a short list, drawn from the CCSS (ELA, Grade 4), AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, and ISTE Technology standards--
- Determining the main idea of a text; summarizing the text; using precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about a topic.
- Interpreting information from interactive elements on a web page (eBooks).
- Using digital tools to gather, organize, synthesize and ethically use.
- Collaborate and publish with peers in a digital environment.