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Animoto

Animoto is a video slideshow maker. Unlike Photo Story, Animoto allows you to create really cool looking slideshows. All you need to do is to select the style that you want, upload your photos or videos, select your music and Animoto will take care of the rest for you. Animoto has evolved over the years and has added a lot more styles and customization to allow users better control of how the videos will turn out. You can even add text to narrate your movies. This doesn’t come free though, the free account only allows you to create a 30 sec video. However, to do a full video, it only costs $5 per month. I like the videos that Animoto produce because the videos look really stunning and professional.

Application to Education
With a $5 price tag, it is difficult to get pupils to do a full video but pupils can use Animoto to tell a short 30 sec story photos and music. Alternatively, pupils can do a sales pitch to “sell” a product using Animoto.