Create animations with Wixie to give STEAM to your STEM Program

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 28, 2022 5:09:21 PM

Animation is a powerful way to connect students more deeply with the content they are learning. The popularity of animation, combined with its highly visual nature, appeals to students who don’t respond to more traditional forms of school. This motivates them to push through the hard work of planning, sequencing, teamwork, and both writing and visual communication.

Use these ideas for student-created animations in STEM subjects and beyond.

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Topics: Wixie, animation

Create your own animated clip art for Frames

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 10, 2017 11:11:13 AM

You may not be aware of this cool  feature in Frames 6, but the media library includes clip art that animates when you move it along a path on a single frame! You can also use the drawing tools to create your own animated clip art to use in Frames!

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Topics: animation

Great ideas for first animation projects

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 9, 2014 10:49:00 AM

Frames has tools that make it perfect for stopmotion, cartooning, claymation, and digital storytelling. While there are a lot of features, it doesn’t have to be difficult to get started.

Like all our tools, you will find Recipe tutorials that can help you learn enough to have the confidence to start with your students. You can follow the tutorial directions to build some really fun curriculum projects, or use them as inspiration. Here are some ideas.

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Topics: frames, digital storytelling, claymation, stopmotion, animation

22 Ideas for Earth Science Week

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 9, 2013 10:27:00 AM

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Topics: pbl, animation, STEM, authentic task, science, STEAM

Using Animation and Digital Storytelling to Support Common Core

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 23, 2013 3:41:00 PM

From the moment they wake up in the morning, animated cartoons and powerful digital stories surround our students. Animation and digital storytelling provide a myriad of opportunities for high-level performance tasks that engage students in Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.

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Topics: frames, common core, digital storytelling, standards, 21st century classroom, animation, interview

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