A colleague told me about this site and I unleashed my students on it. It really is a simple idea that hits on some major components of the Story and Design aptitude from A Whole New Mind. It’s easy and lets students focus on telling a story, not on learning new software.
This is really an easy upgrade. Students can go to the lab and research pictures for the unit you’re on. I did something similar with the Industrial Age. Then have students put these pictures together into Animoto. It’s quick and easy, but it helps them learn story and design.
Remember – It’s not a new lesson plan. It’s just an upgrade!
Check it out: http://animoto.com/Share