Teacher Review for Animation-ish

Leveled interfaces for all ages and learners

Jill R.
Technology coordinator
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I did a project about the Summer Olympics. Students chose a sport, did a little bit of research how the sport is played, what equipment was needed, and star athletes and countries. They then created animations about their sport. The software is very visual so it was great for non-readers. I also liked the feature of bringing in a starter image for students to trace to get started. The advanced section was too advanced for my 3rd-5th grade special needs students, but we got so much out of the wiggledoodle-ish and flipbook-ish areas.
My Take
I love this software, and my students do too. It takes a little bit of practice and due to working with a diverse group of learners, I did spend time on teaching the basics and making materials to help students be more independent. One thing that I loved is that every single student in my classes could participate, even if they created scribbles, they saw their product moving and enjoyed it. I used story boards to help students think about the order of their animation and the story they wanted to tell. It is great for creativity, sequencing, and drawing.