Student dispositions necessary for successful animation production

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 3, 2023 12:45:00 AM

Editor's Note: That is a boring title for a fun blog post written by Annabelle Bruno, a student from High Tech High Media Arts in San Diego interning with Tech4Learning. While Annabelle worked on several different projects, she decided to focus on using animation to tell a story with Frames and provide us with some ideas and guiding principles on what it takes to design and produce an animated short. Here are just a few of her thoughts...

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Topics: frames, 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

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

Use animation to put some STEAM in STEM!

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 1, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Recently, I have been presenting at STEM conferences and I keep finding myself showing and using Frames, our animation tool. While there are many right ways to approach STEM, I think animation (student-created that is) should have a special place in your tool box of approaches and solutions to building strong STEM skills.

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Topics: frames, animation, STEM, STEAM

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