ISTC541 Technology Exploratorium

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ISTC541 Technology Exploratorium

  1. 1. Go!Animate<br />“Animation by everyone.”<br />Mohammed Nour<br />ISTC541 – Foundations in Instructional Technology<br />Technology Exploratorium<br />April 5, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br /><ul><li> Demo
  3. 3. Features & Capabilities
  4. 4. Benefits
  5. 5. Drawbacks
  6. 6. Classroom Use Examples
  7. 7. Resources & Links
  8. 8. Questions</li></li></ul><li>Demo<br />A short clip illustrating the power of GoAnimate: <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCOCJKGi6xY<br />
  9. 9. Features & Capabilities<br /><ul><li> A free online tool for creating animations with ease
  10. 10. Animations can be customized, including selection of characters, backgrounds, props, sounds and special effects
  11. 11. Select-drag-drop feature allows for ease of use </li></li></ul><li>Benefits<br /><ul><li> It’s free, but a pay version is also available – GoAnimate Plus
  12. 12. No drawing is required
  13. 13. Animations are embeddable and can also be shared via social networking sites
  14. 14. Missions/badges are offered to encourage skill building
  15. 15. A free educator version is available – GoAnimate 4Schools
  16. 16. A platform for younger students is also available – Domo Animate</li></li></ul><li>Drawbacks<br /><ul><li> No downloadable version of the software
  17. 17. Some capabilities are pay features including uploading images, downloading animations, and exporting animations to Youtube
  18. 18. In the educator version, student capabilities are further limited
  19. 19. Each character can only perform one action per scene
  20. 20. Some content may be deemed inappropriate for students</li></li></ul><li>Classroom Use Examples<br />It allows both students and teachers to present knowledge creatively<br /><ul><li> Student examples
  21. 21. interview a person of interest
  22. 22. re-create a scene from a story
  23. 23. design a skit/dialogue
  24. 24. Teacher examples</li></ul>- produce lesson introductions<br /><ul><li> explain difficult concepts</li></ul>- send notes to students<br />
  25. 25. Questions<br />???<br />
  26. 26. Resources & Links<br /><ul><li>GoAnimate – http://www.goanimate.com
  27. 27. GoAnimate 4Schools – http://goanimate4schools.com
  28. 28. Domo Animate - http://domo.goanimate.com
  29. 29. Demo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCOCJKGi6xY
  30. 30. Sample lesson - http://tccl.rit.albany.edu/knilt/index.php/Unit_I_WHAT_IS_GOANIMATE.COM%3F
  31. 31. Classroom ideas - http://ilearntechnology.com/?tag=go-animate</li></li></ul><li>Thank you<br />“What are you waiting for? Go!Animate”<br />

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