My First Experience with Claymation-Turtles Laying Eggs

August 4, 2009 at 4:17 pm 1 comment

First I must say, I was in a fantastic group with great ideas. Dave had just returned from a trip to Mexico where he watched turtles lay eggs. This life experience was the source for this movie.

This short (very short) claymation was created in a hands on session at the Urban School’s Integrated Technology Symposium. I have never done claymation before and this little clip was a result of 45 mins work from concept to completion. This is more of a proof of concept than anything else. While I saw this used to have students explain their understanding of scientific concepts such as chemical bonding, molecular attraction and other abstract concepts, it could be used in any discipline. Here you can have students create and capture an artifact of understanding that can be shared with others- peers as well as students from other schools. This was created using iStopmotion and iMovie and Quicktime. There is also a PC solution for this process but I still need to get the links.

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  • 1. Howard  |  August 5, 2009 at 8:55 am

    One reason for implementing animation with students is that they have complete control – frame-by-frame – of the message. There is some “magic” of adolescents producing something with such precision and control. Live video is much more difficult to control. Posters often rely on the artistic skills. Animation transcends these two limitations.

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