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!