Monday, March 4, 2013

Women's History Month #1

Each week of Women's History Month we will present a topic in women's history using a different online tool.  First up:

The Violence Against Women Act presented using Animoto

Animoto creates videos from pictures, text, and video clips. It has free and paid versions.  You can apply for an Educator account and get an expanded version for free. 

Pros:  Animoto is easy to use.  Just pick a theme, upload your photos, and type in some text.  The videos look polished and bring a lot of movement to still images. 

Cons: Little flexiblity.  You choose the order of images but have no control over timing or transitions. You have to pay to upgrade to HD.

Use it: for brief presentations, for trip photos, to spark a conversation.

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