ANIMATION LINKS
Klutz Animation site - see examples of different types of animation
Stop Motion Animation - Digital Storytelling in the Classroom - ETFO curriculum insert
Creative Educator - creating stop-motion animation stories by Kent Manning
Animation Antics - a Livebinder of information on animation
Tech4Learning - Frames 5 - create original, animated movies
Digital Storytelling with Frames - Video (Tech for Learning)

Digital Storytelling with Frames


Frames Handout - Susan Watt

WORKSHOPS
Stop Motion Animation Studio - NFB
Toronto Mediatheque - NFB workshops on a variety of subjects including animation
Cuppa Coffee - downtown Toronto, offers animation workshops throughout the year

ANIMATION EXAMPLES

Jeremy Messersmith - Tatooine from Eric Power on Vimeo.




Jeremy Messersmith - A Girl, A Boy, and a Graveyard from Eric Power on Vimeo.



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St. Andrew's Animation Video Example

NFB Field Trip - Animation Workshop from Tina Giannopoulos on Vimeo.

During the school year 2009/2010, my Gr. 8 class went to the National Film Board of Canada Mediatheque program in Toronto and produced these claymation videos. We learned a lot about animation that day!



6-3 Interactive Classroom from Cindy Foss-Silveira on Vimeo.



Waterloo Goes Wireless The Trailer from Cindy Foss-Silveira on Vimeo.


RESOURCES
USB Document Cameras - iPevo - Ziggi or Point Two View
USB video cameras - Flip cameras or Jazz cameras (@$100)
Monoprice - accessories and tech equipment

iPad ANIMATION APPS
iStopMotion | NFB PixStop | Animation HD |

WHERE TO GET COPYRIGHT FREE MUSIC
CCMixter | Audio Archive |ArtistServer | LiveMusic Archive | Yahoo Music Videos |Royalty Free Music |
American Memory Library| Internet Archive | Extreme Music | Soundzabound - licensing available for purchase |
FreeSound | FreeLoops | Soundation | Soungle | MusOpen - classical and vocal | PublicDomain4U |
SoundJay |

IMAGES
Finding images for students to use while maintaining their integrity as good digital citizens is a challenge.
What can you do?
• students can take their own pictures using digital cameras (home or school, put on CD or memory stick)
• students can draw pictures and scan them or photograph them
• students can use a copyright free website to find pictures
(Check out Free Teacher Clip Art, Classroom Clip Art, Pics4Learning, Photopin, Compfight , Ookaboo ,
Free Photo Bank , School Clip Art , Find Icons, Photos8 orPhotopedia . )

Also, check out Creative Commons , Wylio, and Wikimedia Commons. Here students can find images to use in projects where permission has been given to remix the image or adapt it for use in projects. Read the fine print carefully!

BLOGS and WEBSITES ABOUT DIGITAL STORYTELLING IN EDUCATION
Digital Story | Kent Manning | ScreenCast | Writing on the Web| Apple Learning Interchange | Tell Me a Story |
Kenton County School District | JakesOnline | SlideShare | Discovery Education | Jason Ohler |
University of Houston | Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling |

IT course description - Dec. 2012
Animation is a wonderful digital storytelling technique to incorporate literacy and media skills in the classroom. Students are able to use skills such as collaboration, problem solving, visual-spatial skills, and sequencing in a fun and creative way. This animation course will provide instruction on how to use a range of techniques and materials in animation. Various image software, hardware, and iPad apps will be introduced. Connections will be made between the use of animation and curriculum.