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Students use creative tools in the Seesaw app or website to complete classroom activities like "Stop Motion Film"

Debi Davis

Student Instructions

Stop Motion Film

Today you will design your own stop motion film. 1. Set up a backdrop. This could be a wall or piece of cardboard or paper. (solid colors work best) 2. Gather toys (characters)to include in your animation. 3. Set up your iPad on a stand or tripod, across from your backdrop. (it needs to stay in one spot and not move) 4. Start the Stop Motion Animation App on your iPad 5. Click on New Movie 6. Take a picture of your "characters" remember...DO NOT MOVE THE IPAD 7. Move your characters slightly and take another picture (you can do this as many times as you wish. 20 - 2000 The more pictures you take the longer your movie will be and the more exciting your characters adventure will seem. ) 8. Once you finish share your movie on seesaw just click export on stop motion app and seesaw should pop up. Parent's Why - Stop Motion ... * Offers children ownership and autonomy in the film making process * Teaches children how stop motion animation works * Debunks the mechanics of how movie-making happens * The creative constraint of the medium encourages problem solving * It’s a simple, hands-on technology that young children can achieve * Encourages children to project and plan out where a story is heading * Fosters iteration and experimentation through trying and testing * Supports storytelling

3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, 4th Grade, STEAM, Computer Science
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire