Using GoAnimate To Help Fight Bullying In The Classroom

In the classroom, student engagement is essential to learning. Without this component, students are merely going through the motions. When I discovered GoAnimate, I realized immediately that it was a great product that my students and I would love. In just under 10 minutes, I was able to quickly create a professional-looking video to jumpstart one of the many professional development trainings I provide to other teachers at my site. Soon, I was also using it to teach new concepts in my classroom. Naturally, the next step was to introduce it to my students.

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Engaging Online Learners With GoAnimate

Carla Miller is a hybrid/online graduate writing support specialist for the School of Public Health at Drexel University. On a quest to develop engaging teaching methodologies, you can follow @Carla_Miller on Twitter.

Online educators are on a perpetual quest to spice up content delivery methods to engage learners with a multimedia-rich learning experience. GoAnimate.com makes it a breeze to create original, animated videos that will even impress your tech-savvy students.

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Sixth Graders Use GoAnimate!

Sixth graders love to learn new things. They are smart, curious and technologically inclined. A few weeks ago, I whipped a quick GoAnimate video together for my students on a couple of topics we were learning in Social Studies. We are big Edmodo fans so many of my students viewed it before class, and to my surprise many of them had watched it several times. By the time we watched it in class, I had students asking if they could also make videos. Their enthusiasm was contagious! Not only did they want to make videos on things we were currently learning, they decided they should make review videos on previous learning. They volunteered to make their videos during lunch, evenings and weekends. We now have student-made videos on the three branches of government, a field trip to our capitol building, religions and much more.

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Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Using GoAnimate for Schools

As a technology coach, I am always trying to find tools that will help teachers feel comfortable using technology in their classrooms. I have found that once they are comfortable with a tool, they are less afraid of using technology on their own with their students and in their lessons. When I came upon Go Animate for Schools, I knew this would be the perfect tool to help teachers see how easy and intuitive using technology can be! Here are my top 5 reasons why I love GoAnimate!

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How Teachers Can Keep Up With Changes in Education

In a generation, kindergarteners may no longer know what a physical book is.

With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, how can teachers hope to keep up? There’s so much out there and so many different ways to use it. And to top it off, education itself is changing as new school models open their doors and politicians hoping to make headlines chase after every success story to show that they’re on board with “reform.”

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Mrs. Eaton’s Class Is Attracted To GoAnimate For Schools

One part of our county’s Design for Excellence plan has teachers incorporating blended learning into their curriculum. The goal of blended learning is to join face to face learning with on-line instruction. Working with second graders and technology can be difficult but they have been excited to use Edmodo and the Apps that I purchased for our class. Last year I created a video using the FREE version of GoAnimate and I was hooked, so GoAnimate for Schools was the first App that I purchased when they were made available to us in the Edmodo App store.

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Magnificent or Mundane? How Would You Describe Your Instruction?

Use of technology is increasing exponentially in classrooms throughout the world. What appears to be modern technology today will likely be outdated tomorrow. Budget constraints and the impressive price tags associated with many devices and programs that facilitate the integration technology into the curriculum can make it appear that engaging, educational resources are unattainable. With GoAnimate for Schools, that simply isn’t true!

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GoAnimate: A Perfect Online Learning Tool

Online Learning
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As an experienced online learner, K-20 educator, and instructional designer, I have had the opportunity to observe best practices of what makes a great online course. I shy away from 100% static (text/photos) course development and encourage instructors to utilize embeddable media for their online learners’ enjoyment.

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Educational Technology Guys Love GoAnimate For Schools

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Educational Technology photo by Shutterstock

One of our favorite bloggers, Educational Technology Guy, wrote about us on Monday. David Andrade is a physics teacher, educational technology specialist, paramedic and EMS-instructor – and a blogger on the side. This jack of all trades features free resources for teachers, educational ideas and tips, educational topics, Personal Learning Networks, Project Based Learning, Discovery Education and more on his blog.

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Update on the Clipperton Project: September

The Clipperton Project

GoAnimate for Schools is thrilled to update everyone  on its partnership with The Clipperton Project.

The Clipperton Project is a collaborative, public conversation about environmental and international issues set in Clipperton, an uninhabited French island off the Mexican coast.  It brings together artists and scientists from around the world and is a means through which they can merge arts and science to effectively convey and raise public awareness of global environmental and social issues.

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