Saturday, September 11, 2010


GoAnimate is a fun Web 2.0 tool for students and even for adults. During my exploration of this site I discovered how to create a character, apply different background setting, add music, text, movements, and many other applications to create an animation.
This Web 2.0 tool can be used in the classroom in several ways. I thought a good idea was to use it for researching a subject or just having the students create an animation as a review of what has been taught. You can even use it for teaching. For example, a student may do research on a famous historian and create an animation with facts about that person. It can be used to teach verbs, nouns, even poetry. You just have to be creative. This is a great way to keep students engaged in learning. They can even work with a partner to create an animation on any subject and then present it to the class. I really enjoyed exploring this Web 2.0 tool.
The animation can be publicly or privately shared. There is even a channel that shows other peoples creation. If you are interested in Go Bucks you can purchase extra special effects to use for your animation.
Really great Web 2.0 tool!


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  2. Hi Angela,

    I’ve never heard of the job description of “virtual teacher” or even a “virtual school” before. Sounds like you have a enriching and fun subject to teach. What do you teach virtual? Do you teach students how to use virtual tools? How did you get the "Reactions" survey at the bottom of your blog? I like it! My blog post 4 is also on Go!Animate. I’m excited that Go!Animate allows you to upload your own photos to include in the animations. In addition to making your own characters, you can also choose characters and scenes from Street Fighter, Star Trek, Saturday morning TV, stick figures, politics and celebrities. For starters, I’m going to create a humorous short clip on how to clean-up and line-up in my art classroom using Go! Animate. Go!Animate would be a wonderful Web 2.0 tool to share at teacher in-service. It’s sure to be an icebreaker in any instructing situation.