I’m a little slow putting this up, sorry. I made one in class and thought I’d just mess around with it a little more before posting it to my blog. This is obviously a bit of a goof, but I think this application has some really fun classroom uses. As an English teacher I think it could be useful in inspiring kids to do self-presentations. They could make the video, play with the format, and then present it to the class and tell us a bit about what they are showing us. That alone hits about 10-20 of the ELA outcomes. I think Animoto would be seen as something fun to do by the kids, and they could really get into it.
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.
I also have gotten into Blip.fm quite a bit. I’m not yet sure how I’d apply it to my classroom, but I have been blipping songs all week and sending them out through my facebook page and twitter.