Introduction to Animation
1 Hook/Attention Getter - Introduction to Animation
Teacher introduces the concept and history of animation using tools such as YouTube and Pinterest to show examples of different types of animation including traditional cell, stop motion, and digital animation.
Students learn about the history of animation and the differences between traditional cell, stop motion and digital animation.
2 Guided Practice - Learning animation tools
Teacher provides step-by-step instruction on how to use animation tools such as GoAnimate or Stop Motion Studio
Teacher demonstrates to students how to use the digital tools to create simple animations.
Teacher provides one-on-one instruction as needed
Students use instructions provided by teacher to create simple animations to show understanding of the digital tools.
3 Independent Practice - creating independent animations
Teacher divides students into groups to create independent animations.
Teacher provides feedback and additional instruction as needed
Students work in groups to plan their story, create characters, storyboards and finally create a simple animation.
Students take photos of their learning process and document their learning in a tool such as Blendspace.
Students complete and submit animation through Google Classroom
4 Wrap-Up - Showtime!
Teacher provides guided questions for students to respond to through a digital feedback tool such as Padlet.
Students show their animations to the class and should the school allow, upload their animations to YouTube for sharing with the world.
Students provide feedback on the lesson through guided questions provided by the teacher.