Video was created using Animoto - very cool free tool available for educators!
Science and Technology Day Video
Teachers may register at Animoto and create their own accounts. Educators are also given a promo code to use that will enable them to use Animoto with full access rights for a year, AND they can let their students create their own accounts for free (after one year, free accounts are still available but with limited picture uploads and video lengths). Please see me for a generic educator's code if interested.
Can animoto videos be used for instruction? Absolutely! This can be utilized to promote events and highlight student achievement, but they also can be created to review key concepts or to introduce essential information in a unique, appealing visual format.
You can create powerpoint slides, open them with Microsoft paint, and resave them as jpg files. These can also be uploaded and created into a video.
Imagine students creating their own videos for vocabulary review!
The site is very user-friendly and has a music library ready for users to select the song they want.
Here are a few teachers' examples from other subject content areas:
Students Created Science Flash Cards
Space and Planets
Magnets and Magnetism
Free at Last - Civil Rights
Bill of Rights
Intro to the Roman Empire
Student created video on Hungary