Clay animation is second to none for engaging your students and bringing creativity and exploration to your classroom. It is easily modified to meet the needs of a variety of curriculum topics, and is perfect for hands-on learners and first-time technology users.
The claymation process helps students build essential thinking and communication skills and provides a fun and relevant way for students to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities.
The process of building a clay animation helps students develop thinking, collaboration,and creative skills.
To produce a claymation project, students must create an original production. They begin with a "blank slate" and translate ideas and their imagination into reality by bringing an inanimate clay character to life through a series of frames.
Building a claymation in the classroom requires students to discuss, experiment, and solve a number of issues such as realizing their goals within a limited number of frames, determining what angle to use to take their pictures, and assessing how lighting and sound can affect the mood of their animation.
Student teams work autonomously on a claymation project while you facilitate. Students must ask questions; determine what they know and don't know, and consult "experts" on their team or on other teams.