Use stop motion animation in your makerspace, STEM lab, or in your own classroom! Why not take something students love doing and integrate it into another subject area, such as history or literacy? This resource guides you through basic set up of a stop motion animation studio, tips and tricks to get you started, and student planning and recording pages to document the process.
You will need a camera (this can be on a tablet, a phone, a webcam, etc.) and some basic software to create the stop motion animation (such as iMovie, qstopmotion, Minecraft stop motion app, Hue stop motion software, etc.). Due to the fact that you can do this on a variety of devices and with various software, this resource does not include tutorials on specific software/spps.
Teacher notes, studio samples, lesson plan
Student pages (math warm-up (2 versions), checklist, story map, recording sheet, storyboarding page)
Stop motion ideas (character, setting, action)
Stop motion animation is so much fun and requires students to use many skills! Not only will they hone their technology skills while making short films, they will work on planning, storytelling, and cooperation skills.