Goanimate.com Animated Video Creation and Digital Storytelling

Goanimate.com is a cloud based website that assist users with easily creating sophisticated and professional animated videos. Goanimate can be used in a variety of industries to create videos with multifaceted concepts. Business, marketing, education, training and blogging are some of the industries that can greatly benefit from Goanimate. Goanimate provides a variety of easy to understand tutorials to maximize its video features. These features include premade templates for videos, characters with various animations, a variety of themes, graphics, background settings, music and voice over capabilities. In addition, Goanimate provides a seamless process of publishing the animated video and uploading it to a variety of social media platforms including YouTube.

Goanimate is a great tool that can be adapted to meet the needs of educators in K-12, higher education and adult training and development settings. The wide variety of templates, themes and characters allow educators and learners to leverage creativity in animated videos. Educators will find that technological pedagogical content knowledge will assist in easily designing a learning experience that fits their students learning goals with Goanimate. Digital storytelling is an instructional strategy that can be facilitated with Goanimate and applied across various domains of education. Educators in K-12 settings can adapt Goanimate to meet the needs of their students by scaffolding instruction based on students’ self-efficacy. The tutorials also provide an additional level of support to ensure that students can use Goanimate effectively.

K-12 learners can apply a variety of ISTE technology standards and incorporate Common Core standards by using Goanimate for digital storytelling. An example is creating an expository story regarding the evolution of rockets and rocket ships. Higher education STEM courses can use Goanimate to create digital stories regarding how to code using HTML. Adult training and development can use digital storytelling to develop a video regarding a company’s mission, values and goals. Goanimate can be used in a variety of domains and instructional settings to create dynamic video presentations that will meet the needs of educators and learners.

17 thoughts on “Goanimate.com Animated Video Creation and Digital Storytelling

  1. I appreciate how you’re discussing the many purposes and opportunities that GoAnimate can offer to both teachers and students. As you think about this variety of opportunities within the tool, but also ask you to think critically and carefully about the specific purposes for which teachers and students would choose to make a video, particularly a video using this tool. What does a video using GoAnimate to help someone learn how to code, for instance, have the potential to do better than simply recording a screen cast? Be sure to offer specific examples as you delve in to the uses of this tool.

    1. Hello, Thank you for the feedback and options for critical thinking with GoAnimate. The animated features that can be incorporated into GoAnimate and the ability to create a story may provide a better framework for students to grasp coding concepts. Animations can be used to emphasize important features of coding and appeal to visual learners. In addition, creating a narrative regarding coding can incorporate background knowledge and real world scenarios for learners.

  2. I appreciate the info about goanimate. I’m wondering, for education, would the time invested to create the video be worth the educational benefits of the product? Always trying to balance the affordances of the technology with how much time I can afford.

    1. Hi, I completely understand the importance of time management, especially in K-12 settings. Perhaps GoAnimate can be incorporated as an ongoing project for students to complete over a month’s time at home and at school. Implementing GoAnimate with digital storytelling covers the majority of the ISTE standards, which can be a viable option for technology integration.

  3. It was fun to read your blog on GoAnimate! I would agree that the tool is quite diverse. I’ve used it for quite sometime in a variety of settings, i.e., history lesson, dialogue between two people, fundraiser kick-off, staff PD, presenting at a conference. Being able to tell a story through GoAnimate! really gives students & staff a voice through a high-level of self-expression. Makes me want to go make one now!

    1. Thanks for your feedback! Yes, I agree that GoAnimate is a wonderful instructional and business tool for educational marketing. I like that it offers the ability to create professional animation for novices to experts.

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