I am really excited about how the final projects turned out using GoAnimate! I really feel students created thoughtful theme statements and gathered excellent evidence from the text to support their theme. Their analysis was also impressive. Here's a link to one of my favorites, which also happened to win the Best Video Award for that period.
Monsters are Due on Maple Street Theme Video
And another Honorable Mention:
Another Great Example
After the project, I had students complete a reflection in a Google Form. Most of the students enjoyed the project. A few were frustrated at times (but they powered through)! Almost all students agreed that it was a nice change from the usual essay.