Planning for Safety: A short introduction in the computer room about safe practice is appropriate
A variety of software (Flash)
Introductory / Motivating Activity Show a video depicting a historical family event to show
Some Interrelated Components of Tech Practice
Identifying issues, needs, opportunities.
Analysis and Planning - Initial and On-going
Exploring and evaluating conceptual ideas
Exploring social and environmental influences
Writing a brief with specifications
Developing and evaluating ideas as possible solutions
Developing knowledge and skills
Mock-up, testing and evaluating developed ideas
Producing final solution
Resources & Preparation Physical A collection of different forms of animation. An animated cartoon Human An expert to discuss animation in context Unit Focus (Need/Opportunity/Issue/Concern) : Animation is used in a variety of ways today. Year 7 students have decided to use their computer technology time to create an animation Tech Areas: ICT Materials Contexts: Personal Home School Recreational Community Environmental Energy Business Industrial Topic: A nimation C reations T echnology P lan Yr: 7 2007 - approx 10 weeks
Discuss the animation and it what it is composed of
Introduce the opportunity to develop a small animation. Discuss what needs to be investigated and brief development or planning needs.
Discuss why people develop animations, who is it for and what sort of information could be there. Identify who would be interested in their animation – family. Stakeholders, Target Market
Brainstorm what can be put into an animation and talk to peers to gather further information. Interview a senior student to find further information. Make use of school facilities.
Collect samples of information animations. Students to select five different places animation is used. identify the type and fitness for purpose in that animation
Discuss the principles of effectiveness, aesthetics, and fitness for purpose. Negotiate specifications for their time capsule.
Explore possible contents for the animation.
Teach software as needed to produce content.
Thoughts about starting a short animation
An interview for ideas
Sketching for 2D animation
putting it all together
Reflect on the process to develop their animations – gather information, select and develop content, modify & refine ideas.
The written brief with specifications Stakeholders/ target market Flow Chart/Planning Chart Flow chart with evaluation stages and relevant resources A story board for a flash animation…Could also make a ‘flip drawing sequence’ for GATE learners A small animated sequence of a ball bouncing through a hoop Completed Flash Animation with written evaluation in workbook First part Week 1 Brief Development define the conceptual statement that communicates what they are developing and why. describe key attributes for their technological outcome/s – specifications Identify stakeholders. Planning for practice - flow chart explain the key stages and the reason specific resources were used in their development work to date. Week 2 Research: Several animated pictures, annotated for fitness for purpose . Week 3 Concepts and evaluations : Here students can demonstrate understanding of the structure and systems used to create animated ‘stories’ by creating a small thumbnail sketch storyboard for their animation. They will need to think about Beginning, middle, approx 12 frames Week 4: Concepts: In the computer room students should be introduced to computer room expectations. Begin tutorial on ‘basketfla’ (in box in N4) Fourth Part Week 5-9: Development/Final presentation Students now work on their own animated story Outcome Evaluation evaluate their final technological outcome/s in terms of the key attributes that address the need or opportunity. Evaluate the animation against the specifications. Assessment Strategies Learning Outcomes The students will be able to: Sequence of Learning Activities
Previous student work Hand-drawn animation Or Classical animation Movie compiled in Flash
Introduce the opportunity to develop an animation. Discuss what needs to be investigated and brief development or planning needs.