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Suzanne Snead, Digital Learning Specialist

Writing: Galactic Adventures with Adobe Animate from Audio

Grades: 5th Grade, 4th Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: Writing, English Language Arts

Student Instructions

Let's have some fun with creative writing! πŸ‘½ This is Part 3 of a creative writing activity. Now that you have finished writing your story about your new alien πŸ‘½ friend and animated that story with Adobe Animate from Audio, it's time to add it to Seesaw! πŸ‘†πŸΌ the ⭐ to listen to the instructions. 1. πŸ‘†πŸΌ the 🟒 add button to begin. 2. πŸ‘†πŸΌ the 🟣 frame-label to add the name of your alien πŸ‘½ friend. 3. πŸ‘†πŸΌ the drawing tools to draw a picture of your alien πŸ‘½ in the white space. 4. πŸ‘†πŸΌ the 🟣 frame-upload tool to upload your saved animation. You should find this saved to your downloads folder or your Google Drive. 5. πŸ‘†πŸΌ the 🟒 check when you are ready to turn it in.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Summary: This is a 3 part activity that incorporates writing with Adobe Animate from Audio and app-smashing the final product with Seesaw! 1️⃣ Part 1: students will respond to the following writing prompt: "Write a story about a friendly alien who visits Earth for the first time. What adventures do you have together?" Students can physically write on notebook paper or in a journal, use the Note feature here in Seesaw, a Google Doc or give them the choice! After writing, it's a good idea to have them practice reading their stories aloud in partnerships before beginning the second step. 2️⃣ Part 2: After logging in to Adobe, students choose Animate from Audio. Students choose a character to animate, a background and the size for their animation. When they're ready. they record themselves reading their story. Students have a countdown timer of 3 seconds as well as pause, stop and done buttons. Maximum time for stories is 2:00 minutes. After recording, students will download as an MP4 file. 3️⃣ Part 3: App-smashing with Seesaw! Now students will upload their animation from their computer or Google Drive, add a name for their alien using the Text/Label frame and draw a picture of their alien friend using the drawing tools. 🎦Helpful video on using Adobe Animate from Audio: https://youtu.be/lP90XBsXYv0?si=n18tMktcQ7XujDoz