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Find out about the benefits of using animation in secondary classrooms, along with useful tips and resources, in this pedagogical ICT resource for those less confident with technology.

The video looks at how animation can encourage in-depth analysis, the equipment needed to create an animation, and how to add sound to an animation.

Head of history Will Rennie has never used animation in his classroom so he visits Thomas Deacon Academy to observe a Year 7 cross-curricular art and literacy lesson run by Emily Blissitt. Emily explains the technology to Will and shows him how to use it to enhance teaching and learning.

Will watches as the class create a stop-frame animation based on the poem Prince Kano and discusses how he might use the same ICT equipment in his history lessons.

Back at his own school, Will delivers a lesson to his Year 9 students in which they create an animation about the rise of the Nazi party in Germany after the first world war.



Lesson Plan: Using animation in Art with Year7 (size 0.1 M)
Head of Art Emily Blissett provides a lesson plan detailing how she uses animation with her Year 7 students
Class Handout: Animation ideas (size 0.0 M)
Guide for students on animating the poem Prince Kano
Class Handout: Blank Storyboard (size 0.0 M)
A blank storyboard used to create animations. This storyboard has the poem Prince Kano printed on it
Plan: Using animation in History with Year9 (size 0.0 M)
Head of History Will Rennie?s lesson plan using animation with his Year 9 students to revise the topic of the Germans rise to power after the First World War
A list of animation software and hardware (size 0.0 M)
A document listing the software and hardware used in the programme and alternative software and hardware that is available on the market

Published : Sep 2010

15 mins


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