Easy Animation with Pivot @WAEA 2009

WAEA 2009– Seattle/ Tacoma

Easy Animation with Pivot: Using a free, easy to learn program students of all grade-levels can put concepts and stories into fun animated movies. Integrate with Windows Movie Maker to make a movie with sounds, music and credits.

Pivot Stickfigure animator is a very easy and free program to make quick animations with stick figures. Link to download at home http://www.snapfiles.com/get/stickfigure.html

VERB PIVOTS: One of the assignments that I have done is based on the “Verb it’s what you do” commercials, students create a pivot animation that has letters acting out and spelling out an action of some kind. They make their background in MS Paint then upload the finished gif to Windows Movie Maker to add music and credits. Here are some from 2008. http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=31349

Resources: Some of the different student direction forms I have made over the years…