Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ready. Set. @GoAnimate with Creative Kids!

Firstly, a big thank you to Erin for the invitation to guest post on her fantastic blog! Kleinspiration is one of my favourite 'go to' blogs for ideas and 'inspiration'!!! It has been about two weeks since I have begun my blogging journey with the establishment of my own blog, Le@rning Out Loud. It's been addictive to say the least and I am enjoying the opportunity to share and collaborate!


I've recently discovered a fantastic website called GoAnimate, which allows you to create your own animations. It is simple and easy to use and best of all you can access it for free!

Whilst there is a paid ‘upgrade’ version, I use the free version in order to create short lesson introductions for a variety of topics that ‘hook’ students immediately into the lesson.

At my school there has been a big focus on reciprocal teaching strategies. I created the following animation as an intro to the strategy of ‘summarizing’.

Animation Software - Powered by GoAnimate.

There is also paid education version of the program that students can use. However, if your school is unable to purchase the license, you can still create videos together as a whole class or with a small group using your login.

After reading The Magic Finger, by Roald Dahl, this is the animation that my class created to summarize the story.

Animation Software - Powered by GoAnimate.

Creating your own short animation is super dooper easy, using GoAnimate. However, if you’re a bit hesitant or unsure, I have created a simple step-by-step tech tutorial, which can be found on my blog, Le@rning Out Loud.


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