After viewing different ways that Animoto can be used in the classroom, I came across the idea of using it as a method for students to introduce themselves at the beginning of the year.
In years past, I have had a celebrity of the week, which featured a new student every week. We would spend time learning about them and writing letters to them. This year I am only teaching STEM, which is twice as many students and does not allow for the time of a weekly celebration.
Personal Animoto videos will allow the students to be able to share information about themselves. It will take up less time and allow for community to be built, which is essential in Elementary school. Additionally by starting the year off with this, it will allow me to teach the students essential technology procedures and rules.