We’re pretty sure you’re going to want to go back to kindergarten after you read this post! Meet Kathleen Wright, amazing kindergarten teacher, professional storyteller, and mom of two daughters. Kathleen has a terrific blog, Kidpeople Classroom, where fellow teachers can find all sorts of resources, tips, ideas, and lesson plans.
At the end of last school year, Kathleen brought HUE Animation Studio into her classroom. Fortunately for all of us, she documented her and her students’ experiences with HUE Animation Studio, from opening and starting it up to producing the final movies–and everything in between! We even get a glimpse into the brainstorming that goes on before Kathleen starts her projects.
She says she had a few goals: “I set three goals for myself and my students– we were going to learn how to make an animated video, our animation project was going to be an extension of current classroom learning, and we are going to have fun!” And as you will see when you check out her awesome blog posts, they accomplished their goals–and then some!
Kathleen explains and shares her entire process using HUE Animation Studio, stating: “I’ve broken the experience down into five parts:
- Coming up with a project
- Explaining the process to the students
- Everybody’s role
- Editing and behind the scenes problem solving”
This is a terrifically clear way to help you use HUE Animation Studio in your classroom, giving students an amazing educational experience which they will enjoy because it is so much fun! Note how ‘hands on’ the students are; they are engaging every bit of themselves as they are absorbed in learning by doing. This is collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking in action!
Click on this link to take you to Kathleen’s post on HUE Animation Studio in her classroom and click on this link to download your own Sheet of Tips on making animations.
And we’ll all race you back to kindergarten!
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