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  • Go!Animate as a Classroom Tool
    • Chelsea File
    • LING 481--The ESL Professional
    • March 11, 2001
  • What is Go!Animate?
    • Go!Animate is a web-based tool for creating unique animations
    • Anyone can sign up for Go!Animate; it’s free!
    • Teachers can sign up their entire school or classroom with GoAnimate4Schools
    • Animations can be shared with others through the website, via email, or embedded in presentations
  • How to use Go!Animate
    • In Go!Animate, you can create animations by selecting scenes and characters
    • You can add text bubbles or spoken voices
        • Go!Animate has computer voices available, or you can record your own voice
  • Example: Editing Screen
  • How to use Go!Animate
    • Go!Animate is easy to learn when you use the in-site tutorial
    • When you create animations, you receive points that allow you to access more features of the site (new backgrounds, characters, and voices)
    • When you finish an animation, it is uploaded to share on the site; you are also given an embed code and a URL
  • Suggested Classroom Activity #1
  • Suggested Classroom Activity #1
    • Create a one-scene animation as a conversation prompt or ice-breaker for the beginning of the class
        • Example: students could discuss what “Joe” might say or they could talk about their own weekend
  • Suggested Classroom Activity #2
    • See embedded animation below
  • Suggested Classroom Activity #2
    • Create a short conversation between characters; leave it open ended so that students have to finish the conversation themselves
          • Example narrative prompt: Why do you think Sammie is late? What happened that made her cry?
  • Suggested Classroom Activity #3
    • Have students create their own animations to share!
    • They can share them online or in class
  • Suggested Classroom Activity #3
    • Possible language targets:
        • Create a dialogue about your first day at school
        • Create an animation showing prepositions and locations
        • Create characters following descriptions given in the TL
  • Real-World Example
    • Go!Animate4Schools is where teachers and students can communicate among themselves and with each other
    • Categories of animations include Literature, Science, Math, Language, and Technology
  • Real-World Example
    • Teachers from all over the world upload their own classroom materials to share with other educators
    • Students of all ages can share their animations with others in their class, as well as other students around the world
  • Conclusion
    • Go!Animate is a fun, interactive tool for educators and students
      • It can be used in multiple different ways in the language classroom