Teacher Review For ABCya Animate

Animation Made Simple

Melissa Z.
Classroom teacher
Springfield, MA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used ABCya Animation in Kindergarten class. I did have to break it down into small steps, but they were able to understand how to create a slow motion movie. The students created a movie of a person walking and an airplane moving. After, I let them design their own movie using everything that had learn.The program is easy to use and very visual. I would use this more with younger students than older students. However, I would share it with upper elementary as a way to teach slow motion movies and than move to something different.
My Take
I really like this tool. I am a technology teacher so for me it is a great tool to teach slow motion movies. I recommend this program to children from K-3. You could easily have the students create a movie on the screen and than write a story about their movie. This could kick off a writing assignment or it could be a follow up from a writing assignment. You are limited to their images, but I think the gallery has a lot of stuff so the students can easily create a story off of it.