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  1. page Online resources edited ... Voki allows you to create an interactive character that can be embedded as a widget in blogs o…
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    Voki allows you to create an interactive character that can be embedded as a widget in blogs or wikis. My children use this to create characters that explain parts of our class blog. Check our class blog by clicking on the picture link.
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    Goanimate
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    Similar to Xtranormal but my children found this easier to use plus they could create a short animation in about five minutes. Great way to show basic 2D computer animation.
    DOINK
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    Simple vector flash based animation which can be posted on Youtube and downloaded to your computer.

    Wikipedia
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    any links
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Thursday, March 31

  1. page home edited ... So what? - Evaluation & feed back Well most the children said they found the iPod easy to…
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    So what? - Evaluation & feed back
    Well most the children said they found the iPod easy to use and had no problems animating with the Stikfas figures. Problems seem to be with how well the cardboard stands had been blue tacked to the desk or using to much blue tack on the Stikfas figure. The children picked up pretty quickly how to create a new file and delete unwanted clips. One group did have major issues exporting their work to iPhoto and then the iPod seemed to just wipe all their work! Overall the children were eager and keen to try out this new tool and I spotted many others in the class who were keen to try next time.

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Wednesday, March 2

  1. page home edited ... 3. iPod & stand must be set up in one set space before filming as any movement will ruin t…
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    3. iPod & stand must be set up in one set space before filming as any movement will ruin the whole animation.
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    So what? - Evaluation & feed back
    Well most the children said they found the iPod easy to use and had no problems animating with the Stikfas figures. Problems seem to be with how well the cardboard stands had been blue tacked to the desk or using to much blue tack on the Stikfas figure. The children picked up pretty quickly how to create a new file and delete unwanted clips. One group did have major issues exporting their work to iPhoto and then the iPod seemed to just wipe all their work! Overall the children were eager and keen to try out this new tool and I spotted many others in the class who were keen to try next time.

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  2. page home edited ... While checking the Kudlian site for news about the new version of I Can animate, I found that …
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    While checking the Kudlian site for news about the new version of I Can animate, I found that I Can animate is now offered as an App for iPods and iPhones. This is FANTASTIC! Now my class can create stop motion animations using just the iPod rather than having to set up a video camera, tripod, various cords and laptop. I plan to have this incorporated into my reading activities as work station for early finishes or specific group activities. Plus with a bit of trial and error I created a simple rotating stand for iPod to sit in for recording.
    First go in the class - I Can animate App
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    So first day back at school after the conference and we had two groups of children trailing the iPods and animation App. Here was what we set up first before filming:
    1. Children were expected to learn how to use this tool with guidance from the teacher but then were expected to teach others.
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    - plain background so to avoid animation character being lost in the background
    - one Stikfas figure to be used and nothing else (otherwise children spent 20 minutes playing around with the Stikfas figures and not getting much else done!).
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    any movement fromwill ruin the whole animation.
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