|Procreate on the screen with a student's work the elements brush.|
Generally I help the students learn the tools and let them create whatever they want. However, this year, in the midst of production on Anim8Nature, I was especially interested in getting the kids animating life cycles and other natural phenomenon. I was pleased with the results.
We are using Animatic by Inkboard, a great tool for introducing animation to kids as young as 6. The students are also working with Procreate, Animation and Drawing by DoInk, Composer Pro and iMovie.
Another project I suggested was to identify of an interesting plant or animal they had found outside and animate how it moves. We had a discussion about how plants move and here is an example of how one students answered this question, a solution I had not anticipated.
I am developing a media project to help kids connect to natural world with animation and art and writing activities. This was great confirmation that visualizing science can engage kids with their world in new ways.
Learn more about my work and Anim8Nature on my website.