Makerspaces - Module 15 (Animation Tools)

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    Minds On:


    Why Animation?



    On Mobile: YouTube Link


    What resonated with you after watching this video? What 21st century skills and competencies do students use in the process of animating their work?


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    Let’s Explore!


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    There are several different applications that you can introduce your students to to get them started! Here just a few I’ve tried thus far:


    On your PC:

    ABCya Animate.


    Draw a Stickman (A paid iOs app, but free in Android)


    Stop Frame Animator


    Scratch - Try animating your name!



    Toontastic - Free iOs only

    Animation Express - Free iOs only

    Glowing - Glowing Animations - Free iOs and Android (A paid iOs app, but free in Android)

    Animate Me for Kids - Free iOs

    Stop Motion Studio - Free iOs and Android

    ScratchJnr - Free iOs and Android


    Are there others you like or have used successfully with your students? Especially for Android users? Please add them to module fifteen’s discussion below.



    Take a picture of a project you created, or post a sample movie to module fifteen’s discussion. What did you like about this experience? How would you modify, extend or use this experience for learners in the classroom? What might you like to try next?


    Click here to add to the Discussion on Animation.


    We encourage you to read through the posts of your peers and to comment/contribute where you feel a connection.


    Additional Resources:


    Commonsense Media Toontastic Review:

    Benefits of Animation in the Classroom:

    Teaching with Animation Guide:

    Animation in Education:

    Animating the Classroom:

    Stop Motion Workshop from NFB of Canada:

    Animate that Haiku Lesson

    Additional Hour of Code Animations with Scratch:



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