As I was visiting a local school yesterday, I got the chance to work with a group of 3rd-5th grade students. I introduced them to time-lapses and animations. These two types of video can be a very powerful tool in the classroom where students are actively engaged in creating their own video. To make these kid friendly animations, I was using the free/login free site at ABCYA Animate. With no more than 5 minutes of explanation, the students were off and running. Because this was their first experience with this program, students just made a generic video not tied down to any standard or assignment. If I were to use this in the classroom associated with content, standards, or an assignment, here are a few ideas:
There is also an iPad app, but this will cost $1.99.