I’m Loving Animoto and RIPL

April 16, 2018 5 Comments

Are you using Animoto and RIPL? I started using RIPL about a month ago and I am really thrilled with it. It links to my AmazingMaterials4You Page and my AmazingMONAT4You Page, as well as my AM4Y Instagram accounts and my AM4Y Twitter account. I can make eye catching slide shows with cool effects in seconds and post them to all of my accounts with one touch straight from my phone. What?

Here’s an example of a video I created using RIPL:

I stumbled across Animoto yesterday! I think it may change my life. A friend I met on Facebook and Instagram suggested that I add videos to my Teachers Pay Teachers Previews and I thought, well, I’m not sure how to do that with RIPL and started searching. I played around with the free version for about 20 minutes and willingly upgraded to the paid version when I realized what I could do. Adding the videos on Teachers Pay Teachers was so easy, too! You just drag and drop.

Here are the videos I’ve made with Animoto so far:

I am absolutely over-the-moon with excitement about this!

All of you youngsters out there can feel free to have a laugh at my expense, but these options offer something I never could’ve fathomed in my wildest dreams growing up! I didn’t own a computer or a video camera until I was in my 30s and had a flip phone as recently as 2010!

When I was a senior in college in 1985 – 86, I got an electric typewriter that would allow me to see a line of text and make corrections as I went rather than having to keep that handy dandy bottle of liquid paper by my right hand to correct inevitable mistakes after I made them. If someone had told that twenty one year old English major that technology like Animoto and RIPL would exist when I reached my 50s, I might have laughed in his or her face! Thanks to Back to the Future, I think I would’ve been much more willing to believe that I’d be driving around in a flying car!

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Currently, I teach fifth grade and have taught fifth grade since 2011. Before teaching fifth grade, I taught third grade, first grade, kindergarten, preschool, baby and toddler music, college, and graduate school. I am a mom of two daughters, a Maltese dog, and a tuxedo cat.

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  • Melanie Davis April 21, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Thank you for the tips and hints and Ripl and Animoto. I use Ripl but now I am ready to venture into Animoto. THANK YOU!

    • amazingmaterials4you April 21, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      I’m delighted to know this!

  • Melissa June 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Animoto is so user friendly and fun! I’m glad you like it!

    • amazingmaterials4you June 21, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      I love being able to uploaded the videos to Teachers Pay Teachers most of all!

    • amazingmaterials4you June 21, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      I highly recommend it! You get a great free product and the seller gets some authentic feedback.

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    The letters of my first name inspired the name of this blog and the names of my other business ventures, so when you think of me, just remember AM4Y. I started my teaching journey in 1987 and have taught every age from babies to fifth grade as well as college and graduate school in Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Colorado, and Virginia. I have a B.A. in English and Psychology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an M.A.T. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Memphis. In addition, I have completed more graduate work at The University of Maryland and The University of Colorado, Denver. I am a mom of two young adult daughters and a cute Maltese dog. When I am not teaching, you can find me traveling, reading, hiking, or cooking. Read More

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