Animations are powerful forms of visual communication and engaging ways for students to demonstrate understanding while building essential digital-age literacy skills.
Use these samples, lessons, and classroom animation ideas to inspire activities in your classroom that engage students in the curriculum.
Students can create animations to summarize events in a story or share knowledge you have learned from informational texts.
Creating animation can help students analyze and more deeply comprehend ideas and structures, as small as single-celled organisms or as large as a solar system.
Creating animations helps students combine nonlinguistic representations with summarization to better remember information they are learning.
Animated vocabulary cards can help engage students in the process of making sense of new words and remembering their meaning.
Having students create the instructional materials needed to flip a lesson can deepen their own understanding of a given topic as they endeavor to teach the lesson to their classmates.
Because our students have grown up watching cartoons and animations, creating them is a powerful opportunity to empower them to create and not simply consume technology.
Add backgrounds, stickers, and duplicate pages to quickly bring your ideas to life with animation.
After learning what a seed needs to grow, first grade students created animations in Wixie of the life cycle of a seed. pic.twitter.com/wt3iNnJZen— Fox Mill ES (@FoxMillES) April 15, 2022
Making GIfs using Wixie! Itís working. Thank you @Tech4Learning The creativity in this school is through the roof! True fact... I was his momís 3rd gr teacher. @SASD_Vernfield pic.twitter.com/cnw71iveAv— Jennifer Kling (@Mrs_Kling_Tech) September 29, 2021