On the theme of teaching and learning, I chose to compose a short Animoto film on National History Day. I wanted to capture the experience of young students researching and collaborating with classmates on a history project. My approach was similar to my approach for the ‘story in 5 photos’ – in fact, this is really more of a story in 10 photos. Perhaps I should have made more use of the text frames as my classmates have. However, I just hoped that the photos would do the talking for me.
I wasn’t pleased with the Animoto interface. It seems rather limiting. That by itself might not be a problem, but it is also rather slow. Each time I tried to change my video, it would take around 15 minutes to reload.
Without further ado, here is National History Day 2009.