Tech Lesson - Animate This! - Google Slides/PowerPoint {Technology Lesson Plan}

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PowerPoint. PowerPoint. PowerPoint. Same old. Same old.

Not today! Animate This! lesson plan will have your students using PowerPoint in a brand new way!

Supporting both PowerPoint and Google Slides, students will have all they need to get started on creating a beautiful animation without the hassle of learning a whole new program! The intuitive features of PowerPoint make it the perfect environment for students to learn how animation works and see immediate results!

Animate This! Is a sure-fire way to get students engaged and easy enough to grade in seconds! Based on the grade level, students are encouraged to begin as young as fifth grade with this project. Feel free to adapt it for even younger though! Perfect for middle school and fun enough for high schoolers to try out!

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*NEW!! Animate This! - VIDEO Lesson Plan with Student Step-by-Step Tutorial! - NEW 3-16-21

*Animate This! - Google Slides/PowerPoint Lesson Plan - Updated 3-16-21

*ISTE and Common Core Standards alignment!

*Pre-made PowerPoint work-file for students of Animate This!

*Introduction Google Docs Animation Video link!

*PowerPoint Animation Sample!

*Step-by-Step student and teacher directions! (Now includes Video! 3-16-21)

*Printable and up-loadable options to use through Google Classroom! - Updated 3-16-21

*Links and Resources on how to set up and get familiar with Google Classroom!

*Ready-to-Post Online Directions - Updated 3-16-21

*Please note: This is a basic animation lesson that was developed using Google Slides. That said, it does not cover the powerful use of the PowerPoint Animation options. I may incorporate this into the future if there is an interest. This lesson will work flawlessly with Google Slides or PowerPoint nonetheless.

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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.


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