Creative approaches to using animation film-making in the classroom.
I have run hands-on, one day-long courses for primary school teachers, which introduce teachers to the techniques, materials, software and processes involved in animation film-making in the classroom.
Teachers are given an overview of how animation can be used to support areas of the National Curriculum including Literacy, History, ICT, RE, PSHE and Art. I show examples of past projects and discuss with the teachers the techniques involved and how certain effects can be achieved.
Teachers get the chance to make their own film, usually in a group of two to three people, using either cut-out card stop-motion or claymation. There is also a session on editing and adding music at the end of the day.
RICH MIX INSET, March 2012
GIPSY HILL FEDERATION INSET, November 2012
The primary school teachers from the Gipsy Hill Federation that attended the two, three-hour sessions had a crash-course in how to create a cut-out, stop-motion animation, using the iCananimate App, and then edit their films using the iMovie App. The aim was for the teachers to then take what they had learned into their classrooms and create more films with their pupils.