Animation

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow eight percent from 2016 to 2026.

Woz ED is a model for incorporating the animation process in the K-12 classroom and accelerating the path to employment for students who choose animation as a career. Students start with an introduction to animation in Level I and by level IV are creating 3D animation using a programmable robot.

 

Animation - Level I (Grades K-2)

The Animation Level I Kit will introduce students to video editing and stop motion movie making through different software options. Students will have multiple opportunities to create animations. They will animate their names being magically spelled out in playdough and create the pages for a digital animal alphabet book that displays letters turning into animals. Through their understanding of a story’s elements, they will work in groups to write and animate their own stories with defined characters, setting, and a plot that contains a beginning, middle, and end. At the end of each module, student-created videos will be shared with the class.

In-person Kit

MATERIALS

  • Hacky Sacks (12)
  • Pencils
  • Playdough
  • Stickbots (3 sets)
  • Dry Erase Markers (12)

Digital Handouts

  • View Box handout
  • View Box handout
  • Reader’s Theater Scripts: Bus Ride
  • Reader’s Theater Scripts: Coffee Shop
  • Reader’s Theater Scripts: Police Officer
  • Parts of a Story handout
  • Stickbot Movie Storyboard handout

Virtual Kit

MATERIALS

  • Students will utilize common household items such as:
    • Pencils, Pens, Markers
    • Legos, Stickbots, Clay, Playdough
    • Construction paper, Popsicle sticks

Digital Handouts

  • View Box handout
  • View Box handout
  • Reader’s Theater Scripts: Bus Ride
  • Reader’s Theater Scripts: Coffee Shop
  • Reader’s Theater Scripts: Police Officer
  • Parts of a Story handout
  • Stickbot Movie Storyboard handout

*** Device needed: iPad, Android, Fire Tablet, or Android compatible Chromebook – minimum 10 per kit

     

    Animation - Level II (Grades 3-5)

    The Animation Level II Kit will introduce students to video editing through Stop Motion Studio. Students will deepen their understanding of animation using 3D animation tools provided by anim8:3D and Toontastic. Students will become producers, directors, and voice actors after creating a dancing 3D character and telling an original story with 3D animation. These final products will be enhanced by the skill of summarizing and critical thinking when comparing stop motion, 2D animation, and 3D animation.

    In-person Kit

    MATERIALS

    • Playdough (48)
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    • Pencils (30)
    • Class set of Consumables*

    Digital Handouts

    • View Box
    • Dark Dark Woods Summary handout
    • Mobile Summary handout
    • Lost and Found Summary handout
    • Lego Adventure Summary handout
    • SWBST Forms
    • Dialogue Form

    Virtual Kit

    MATERIALS

    • Students will utilize common household items such as:
      • Pencils, Pens, Markers, Crayons
      • Clay, Playdough
      • Construction paper, Popsicle sticks

    Digital Handouts

    • View Box
    • Dark Dark Woods Summary handout
    • Mobile Summary handout
    • Lost and Found Summary handout
    • Lego Adventure Summary handout
    • SWBST Forms
    • Dialogue Form

    *** Device needed: iPad, Android, Fire Tablet, or Android compatible Chromebook – minimum 10 per kit

       

      Animation - Level III (Grades 6-8)

      The Animation Level III Kit will introduce students to animation creation using the Stop Motion Studio Pro app. Students will deepen their understanding of animation by creating flipbook, stop motion, claymation, and pixilation animation projects. Students will practice their communication and presentation skills by sharing these animation projects in a student showcase.

      In-person Kit

      MATERIALS

      • Poly Clay and Tools (15)
      • Dry Erase Lapboard Sets (12)
      • Animation Books (30)
      • Tripods (15)*
      • Class Set of Consumables

      Virtual Kit

      MATERIALS

      • Students will utilize common household items such as:
        • Pencils, Pens, Markers, Post-It Notes
        • Cotton Balls, Clay, Playdough, String
        • Construction paper, Popsicle sticks

      *** Device needed: iPad, Android, Fire Tablet, or Android compatible Chromebook – minimum 10 per kit

         

        Animation - Level IV (Grades 9-12)

        Technology provides every person with the ability to create animated objects that are used in presentations, social media campaigns, videos, and mobile experiences. Animation provides a tool for telling engaging stories that reach multiple audiences. Students learn animation basics through traditional cel animation and stop motion photography. They apply path-based animation used in motion graphics and presentations. In 3D animation, students learn what it takes to succeed in film while identifying 3D’s influence in multiple industries.

        In-person Kit

        MATERIALS

        • Humanoid Robot (2)
        • Blank Flipbooks (30)
        • The Illusion of LIfe: Disney Animation (1)
        • Sketch Pens (15)

        Digital Handouts

        • 4 Types of Animation Video Guide
        • 12 Principals of Animation Video Guide
        • Robot Remix Activity
        • Stick Nodes Student Guide
        • Vocabulary Builder

        Virtual Kit

        MATERIALS

        • Students will utilize common household items such as:
          • Pencils, Pens, Markers, Post-It Notes
          • Cotton Balls, Clay, Playdough, String
          • Construction paper, Popsicle sticks

        Digital Handouts

        • 4 Types of Animation Video Guide
        • 12 Principals of Animation Video Guide
        • Robot Remix Activity
        • Stick Nodes Student Guide
        • Vocabulary Builder

        *** Device needed: iPad, Android, Fire Tablet, or Android compatible Chromebook – minimum 10 per kit

           

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          “Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.”

          ~ Walt Disney

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