Using Animation to engage students in Narrative

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Using Animation to engage students in Narrative

Using Animation to engage students in NarrativeCraig SnuddenRel.Sydney Region ICT Consultantcraig.snudden@det.nsw.edu.au

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NAPLAN CriteriaThe assessments made against the criteria provide a comprehensive picture of each student's skills. Specific criteria will give information about students abilities to:understand the sense of audience and the engagement of a reader as they write understand and use text features of a narrative organise texts in a meaningful way using a variety of sentence structures, appropriate sequencing and text connectives to control the text use typical grammar features of writing use a range of language choices including literary devices such as similes, metaphors and personification create and craft ideas and themes in a narrative develop and portray characters develop and maintain a setting and sense of atmosphere appropriate for their narrative spell and punctuate For all the NAPLAN CRITERIA

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So why animation? It seems so hardHighly engagingHighly motivatingUsing technology as a toolIntegrating technology into your existing program.Empowers students, decision making skillsGroup workMeets all the NAPLAN writing criteria

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So whats more engaging? This..

Or this?What will it look like in your classroom or school?Pedagogies (http://www.teachanimation.org/pedagogies.html)

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http://bubbl.us/It is not something extra to teach it is a toolThis the literacy/writing session Yes, teachers become set in the way they teach literacy.Filming is the final step (groups may work during other lessons)Works best in small groups. How many animation stations in each classroom. 1?Kinder maybe a buddy system??Create a group of student experts to share K-6Sydney Region Public Schools

Collaboration:Tips for Effective Collaboration:Alternate between assigning students to groups and allowing student to select group members themselves.

Allow students to choose what their roles in the group are. Possible roles include: DirectorWriterCharacter developerProducerProp and Set designer Cameraperson.

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Keep group sizes small for effective management.

Set ground rules for being in a group.

Allow in-class time for group meetings and planning, and make yourself accessible to groups.

Explain that disagreement within group discussions can be beneficial as a tool to foster creativity.

Have groups share final projects with the entire class and invite critique.

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Multi-level teachingMulti-level teaching an effective strategy for:Creating the opportunity for a dynamic, engaging and active learning.

Encouraging all participants to develop skills not only with the medium but also in communication and interaction.

Promoting collaboration and dialogue.

Underscoring the fact that everyone involved can be both teacher and learner.

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Peer TutoringAnimation offers an opportunity for student-to-student learning to take place and hence shows students that they can learn from peers.

Provides a chance for students to get to know and work with each other.

Offers an opportunity for demonstrations, expansion and elaboration on student understanding.

Provides positive benefits to students cognitive and social skills (both tutors and tutees) and can create benefits for the teachers as well.

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Analysing Animations Critical thinkingWhat is the main idea or concept communicated by this animation? What techniques does the animator utilize to communicate this idea? How did the choice of film technique impact your perception of the theme? Which part of this animation is the most interesting to you? Why? If you were creating an animation on this same theme, what techniques or images might you incorporate? Can you think of any other examples of animation that address this same concept, either from this perspective or from another? Give an example of an animator or animation that uses the same medium or technique that you just viewed.

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StoryboardingThe animations must be carefully planned Use NAPLAN writing criteria in their planningStudents will rush to start filmingDemonstrate good and bad animations. www.teachertube.com Youtube, www.brickfilms.comSmall groups of 3 or 4Kinder? A buddy system works well A huge list of storyboarding resources

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The Grammar of Television and Film

SAM Animationhttp://www.samanimation.com/ TutorialsFree download on PC and Mac You will need a webcam and microphone http://podcastlane.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/podcasting-get-a-good-mic/ (stus podcast on podcasting)OR I Can Animate Extremely user friendly, Mac users can upload into iMovie.Unfortunately about $80 depending on exchange rate. http://www.kudlian.net/store/buyproduct/icadownload.html

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Clay animator free downloadBoinx from 49. Other Animation websites you can useMonkey Jam - free download

Animate Clay

Helium Frog

Flux time studio free

Creating a setBackdrops can be simple. Dolls houses, garages, posters work well. Students will need time to film, they may take up to 1000 pictures.At least one session, half day? Full day?Those chaos days work wellStudents will need time to edit

Finished products can be put on dvd sent homeUpload to a video hosting website?

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And if it seems too hard!

Learn with the students, be a facilitator.

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CineliteracyDigital StorytellingAnother tool for use in the classroom to achieve outcomes writing.

In General, combining the art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video, animation and web publishing.

Can be on any text type.

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Why use digital storiesAn effective learning tool for studentsResearch skillsWriting skillsListening skillsSpeaking skillsOrganisational skillsTechnology skillsPresentation skillsInterview skillsInterpersonal skills

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Free and easy to use websiteshttp://storybird.com/Fix8 fun webcam website Narrative examplehttp://tinyurl.com/makeastoryhttp://www.elastoplaststories.co.uk/#/create/http://www.mixbook.com

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Questions?

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For education websites you can look at http://sts.sydneyr.det.nsw.edu.au/The Sydney Region Website SR School Technology Forums (register)

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