My goal this summer is to increase my Google-y-ness. I know the basics, but I want to push the boundaries to see how a Chromebook can be used as a tool for creating in the classroom. First project, Creating Stop Motion!
I have been a long time fan of stop motion animation. From using it to illustrate a math concept to show the migration patterns of early settlers, I have found that students love to show what they know using the flip-book-like approach of stop motion animation.
Sounds, great right? I thought so too, but in past projects I have used apps like iMotion HD, StikBot, and even Instagram at one point. Sadly, I did not know how to have students create the animation on a computer so I rotated stop motion animation out of my list of suggestions when working with districts that did not have hand-held devices.
However, in my quest for increasing my Google-y-ness, I realized that stop motion animation does not need to be removed from the list. In fact, it needs to be added back…like yesterday! It is crazy easy to make a stop motion animation in Google Slides. Here is how…
Creating Stop Motion Animation
Ideas for All Content Areas
Convinced that your students can do it, but not sure how to incorporate it into your classroom? Take a look at these ideas for integration of stop motion animation in various content areas and while you are at it, grab the pdf of the instructions for your students to use as a guide. I cannot wait to see what you make!