Back to the top

Uncategorized

How can I use animation and video in my classroom?

Section 1: Overview

Objectives

At the end of this chapter teachers will be able to:

  1. Identify animation software.
  2. Choose the appropriate animating format.

Real World Example

My experience with animation and video creation includes the paid software of GoAnimate, Powtoons, and the Apple application NewsBooth.  In the paid software programs artwork is provided for you within a closed social media-like environment. With NewsBooth you can easily create a fake live action newscast with mock headers and titles. In this section we will review the software requirements, how to rollout the technology, how to create a film festival, and the pros and cons to each piece of media.

 

What is Animation?

Questions:

  1. Why animation?
  2. Is it difficult to animate?
  3. How can I incorporate it into my classroom?

 Answers:

1. Animation can give a voice to students who are not vocal in your class. Animation gives insight into introvert students and creative storytellers. If you have multiple languages in your classroom it is possible to create videos in these languages.

2. Most animating software is text to speech and already gives you the artwork to manipulate. In this sense you are only animating and not illustrating. The most important component is the dialogue, so I advise you spend a lot of time working on this before you begin animating.

3. You can incorporate animation into any core area. Animation can be centered around themes, vocabulary, or concepts.

Hardware & Software

Requires a laptop or desktop if you are using web-based software such as Go Animate of Powtoons. If you are creating news stories you can use just your smart phone. The iPhone lets you create actual videos with the NewsBooth app and with an Android phone you can create pictures of fake news headlines using Fake Breaking News Maker.

Page 4_Animation

The first video below is a brief tutorial demonstrating how to create a hoax website using Google Blogger. The only requirement for this lesson is either a laptop or desktop (Chromebooks are okay, tablets are not).

In the following video I break down a real world PLC and collaborative website designed by students from two different sites.

The following handouts will be available (free) at the conference session. This trifold brochure include the interior (top image) and cover (bottom image).

Brochure-Interior Brochure-Cover

 

ELA

Content Goal: On the way out that door I will be able to discuss the plot, climax, and resolution. I will be able to make a clear distinction between the climax and the resolution.

Language Goal: As a class we will continue to use the words plot, climax, and resolution in context when discussing our stories.

Social Goal: Up to this point much of our work as been done as a whole class, today we will try and work more with multiple partners.

You will begin with 20 minutes on iReady.

We will watch the following video and break down the setting, plot, main character, events, climax, and resolution.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxxo_R6u_pZKV3hWeUNtN2R4Y1U/view

We will also read “the Gift of the Magi” and break down the setting, plot, main character, events, climax, and resolution.

HOMEWORK: IN YOUR INTERACTIVE READER COMPLETE PAGES 256-259 ON “THE DOG OF POMPEII.”

 

History

Content Goal: On my way out that door I will be able to explain how ancient cultures expressed their religion and world view through architecture. I will also be able to explain how Hinduism developed.

Language Goal: today in class we will continue to use pair-share strategies and we will be able to effectively communicate our ideas with multiple partners.

Social Goal: Up to this point much of our work as been done as a whole class, today we will try and work more with multiple partners.

Before we get started with Hinduism today, we will be reviewing some key characteristics of ancient world architecture.

Below is the presentation on our current unit “the Origins of Hinduism.”

History

Today for history we will continue on the topic of Hinduism.

ELA

We will continue to explore the different structures of plot with the Dog of Pompeii. As we read, we will be creating mental images (like a movie) of how the plot progresses. Think of the film Fantasia, what type of music would we hear at each stage? What would the sounds be? What would the colors be? What would be the mood?

On a separate sheet of paper we will identify:

  1. The setting, plot, main character, and theme.
  2. Event 1
  3. Event 2
  4. Event 3
  5. Event 4
  6. Climax
  7. Resolution

Language Arts

For ELA today we will have to begin by working on iReady. You must work in the program for 20 minutes in each period.

From our ELA book we will be readying “The Dog of Pompeii” on page 750.

The assignment for this reading will be on identifying plot structures. We will work on the following together:

  1. Theme
  2. Basic Situation (main character, his or her problem, and setting).
  3. Event 1
  4. Event 2
  5. Event 3
  6. Event 4
  7. Climax
  8. Resolution

History

Please take the quiz below.

Below is the presentation introducing our section on Hinduism and India. If you already took the notes you will not have to rewrite them. This section goes from page 150 to page 155.

Below is a new sketching video based on our lecture of Mohenjo Daro. It will continue to work on 1 point perspective but from a different angle.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxxo_R6u_pZKQ2ZIX29EbVZtRGs/view?usp=sharing

Learning Goal: When we step out of the classroom today we won’t be able to stop identifying plot, rising action, climax, and resolution. We will identify it when we watch T.V., hanging out at lunch, watching a soccer game, and in an argument over what football team is better.

Language Goal: You will be identifying the different parts of a story using the proper vocabulary.

Social Goal: We will be talking about it in partners, groups, and together!

 

The alternative link for the video below is here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxxo_R6u_pZKV3hWeUNtN2R4Y1U/view?usp=sharing

The alternative link for the video below is here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxxo_R6u_pZKV3hWeUNtN2R4Y1U/view?usp=sharing

On your paper you must include:

  1. Theme
  2. Basic Situation (main character, his or her problem, and setting).
  3. Event 1
  4. Event 2
  5. Event 3
  6. Event 4
  7. Climax
  8. Resolution

https://youtu.be/DwY2OqEvhS8

History

Learning Goal: When we step out of the classroom today we won’t be able to stop identifying plot, rising action, climax, and resolution. We will identify it when we watch T.V., hanging out at lunch, watching a soccer game, and in an argument over what football team is better. 🙂

So today we will be review trends in the plot of the story. As a whole class we will be watching the short film of Fantasia’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” You can get to it by CLICKING HERE.

Next you will be watching the following two videos on your own. Please document the work on a separate sheet of paper.

La Luna

Partly Cloudy 

 

History

Standard HSS 6.5.2 Explain why the Aryan invasion was significant.

Learning Goal: When you walk out that door you better be able to describe how different the Harappan civilization was from the Aryans.

Whole Class: presentation from Holt History book.

Small Group Instruction: Read from pages 144-149 and answer numbers 1-3.

Independent Work: You will need to pieces of blank white paper for this. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxxo_R6u_pZKZEVXbk1UR25YODg/view?usp=sharing)