Monday, August 27th, 2012...4:35 am
I have had a brief look at Animoto today, and I must admit I am not a huge fan. It only allows 30 seconds of video (for free) and the quality of my images were not very good at all. There is a lot of promotion to upgrade all over the site, which gets old quickly. I understand however that as a teacher the school will most likely purchase these upgrades – so the quality will be much better.
Here is the video I made (about cake – I was lacking inspiration and perhaps a little hungry).
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I began researching more about Animoto, and stumbled upon this article.
It speaks about a new moving making app – “Ptch“. However I have been unable to download this application as it is so far only available in the US. Watch the video – it looks like a great movie making tool of the future! Only available on iPhones however, I am sure that sooner or later they will make it for iPads as well. One great feature about this app is that you can edit other people’s videos as well – so it could be a very interactive way for the class to make movies together! What are your thoughts on ptch and animoto? Which one do you think would be a better learning tool for our students?
PS – I have seen a class of prep/1/2 use toontastic to make a class video (on an iPad). Each student had their own character with a line or a noise that they recorded. As a class they then added the images together and finalised the movie. I was invited into the classroom to watch the movie and the kids were so excited and clearly very proud of their work! A wonderful way to include technology in the classroom!