There are some great free on-line sites that allow you to create simple & easy animation. Why would a teacher or parent want to use these sites?
- It’s fun
- It could be used in combination with a written/typed story lesson plan
- It could be used for an introductory on animation and computer programming
- It could be used as an alternative to traditional presentation of educational information
- Groups of students could study one topic in Math or History or ? and then depict what they’ve learned in an animation & then share with the rest of the class (Jigsaw strategy)
- oh and it’s fun! 🙂
Here are a few sites that my 9-year old son and I have played around with in the past couple of months:
Here is one video animation we found that we thought was really great – mainly because we love cyclists, woodpeckers & turkeys!
Here’s a quick and easy animation that my son created a couple of months ago.
Voki is a great tool especially for students who want to use voice in their videos but are too shy to use their own voice. This one also comes equipped with a Lesson Plans section and a classroom Voki system (nice!). Give this a go, it’s fun and easy to use.