Animation is a popular and useful classroom topic that links well to areas beyond ICT, most obviously art and literacy but also to less obvious aspects such as science.

A simple, and relatively inexpensive package for producing Animated GIFs is 2Animate which can produce images such as the following.


This animation can then be embedded in blog posts, put into PowerPoint Presentations and more.




Stickfigures can be animated with the wonderful PivotSticks, a free download. The results can be impressive as illustrated by this YouTube Video

We can also use tools to create stop Frame animations in schools, one free and effective tool is Monkey Jam. A free tutorial is available here.



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