Great Student Examples of Animoto and Primary Sources:
Nov 22 the Assination of JFK using LOC.gov Primary Sources: Here is a link to an Animoto created by a student about what happened on November 22 in History!
Primary Sources Animoto Using MIT's Visualizing Cultures Website of Primary Sources:
Ways to Use This Tool With Primary Sources:
- Have students collect a series of primary sources which highlight an important day in history ( Today in History is a good example from the LOC.gov site. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/today.html ) and create a short Animoto using the primary and secondary sources to share with their audience to let them know what is important about a particular day. If this was done with planning, these videos could be shared throughout the school year as part of announcements etc.
- Have students collect a series of primary sources on a historic site and create a PSA for that historic site using those sources that the site could then use to attract visitors.
- Using a series of primary sources, create a multimedia presentation about that series. Animoto allows students to input pictures, video and small amounts of data into a storyboard template. Students can arrange and rearrange their storyboard. Students must communicate about their sources in a succinct way.
- Create a public service announcement about a local agency or community resource using primary sources to showcase their work and persuade people to get involved.
- Use Animoto to document teacher professional development activities for your portfolio. Primary sources that show your learning in action as an educator.
- Use Animoto to collect primary sources and then use them as a video writing prompt for classroom reflection or background context on a subject of study.
- Use a collection of text an annotate them in Animoto for a visual record of research using primary sources.