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How many of your emails and handouts have gone unread and unremembered? Probably more than you’d like to admit.

Well, I’ve got a new resource for you that will make every message memorable. Say hello to Animoto.


Take a look at this animoto slideshow video I made for my teachers. I wanted to let my teachers know about using Library of Congress online for primary documents.

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That video only took me 20 minutes to create, start to finish!  Believe it. In the same times it would take to write an email, you could create a wow-worthy multimedia presentation with your same message.

Using animoto, you can create a message that you audience will remember and maybe even pass along. This online tool will become a staple for you in your presentations, review and reflections, classroom projects and also as an option for your student presentations.

Why use animoto?


It’s free!

Free account and online access, so you don’t have to download or learn software
Warning: Educator accounts are reviewed and may take a few days, so register early


It’s easy to use

- Just choose photo, music (your own or a provided selection) and text and animoto automatically creates custom videos

- All the directions are given step by step. Foolproof.

- You can use the video as it, edit it yourself OR hit remix to see a new custom video

It works with different technology
- Works with all computer platforms.

- Works with dial up as well as high speed DSL.

Great for student projects

- A free substitute for expensive software programs like Powerpoint, Moviemaker, etc.

- Students can access your account without worrying about online safety or privacy issues

The music animoto provides is safe, free to use and follows copyright rules.

- Select from animoto's decent selection of music OR
- Upload your own music

You can share it easily

With one click you can

  • - Publish to a blog, facebook, youtube, or classroom website
  • - Email
  • - Download to your computer
  • - Burn in DVD quality

Getting Started:
Register at

The registration is a simple form, but you may want to sign up a few days in advance because Education accounts are reviewed for approval. With a free educator account, you will get more space for your projects and different options for saving and size of project. If you want to upgrade, member is $30.00 per year.

Once you’re set up, simply choose your topic, photos and music and give animoto a whirl!


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