GoAnimate is a digital entertainment site that produces do-it-yourself animation software for the web and desktop. It turns words from a script into an animated movie using text-to-speech and animation technologies. It allows users to create videos by choosing from a menu of predesigned characters and sets, and scripting their own dialogue.

Heads up: Do not choose to create a video for your business. This is not part of the free service.

You can also sign up for a pay service developed exclusively for schools.

Click Here To Go To The GoAnimate for Schools Site

Resources to Get You Started

Ways to Use GoAnimate in Your Classroom

  1. Teachers can use this as a way to present instructions for a lesson or a unit.
  2. Have your students re-create a scene from the text or rewrite the ending of a story.
  3. The students can reflect on a personal experience, personal narrative, or belief statement.
  4. GoAnimate can be used as a framework to teach body language and dialogue.
  5. Use it as a way to remind students of homework and upcoming assignments at the end of the class period.
  6. GoAnimate is a great tool to use for teaching grammar. Use it to show how punctuation can change the meanings of some words. For example, “Let’s eat grandma, I yelled!” or “Let’s eat, Grandma, I yelled!”
  7. Characters can be created to persuade the class to do the right thing, such as to eat healthy and exercise.
  8. Students can create a television commercial for a product.
  9. This tool can be used to create a news broadcast for current events or historical events in a social studies class.
  10. This tool can be used as a form of role play to teach point of view.
  11. It could be used to teach movie making skills in a video productions or digital communications class.

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