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Slide Into Writing With Stop-Motion Animation

Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Sunday, November 29, 11:45 am–1:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Kimber Johnston  
ee how Google Slides can handle all the elements of stopmotion design — writing, storyboarding, designing sets and building animations. Learn how extensions and web tools can convert slideshows into video, and add music and sound effects. Participants will outline a curricular project for their students.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: weVideo or iMovie
Google Slides
Topic: Storytelling/multimedia
Grade level: 3-5
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this workshop is to illustrate how educators can leverage free and/or commonly available tools to create engaging multi-modal writing and media projects with their students. We will apply technology tools such as Google Slides, weVideo or iMovie, and Screencastify to create Stop-Motion animation projects.

Learning Objective #1:
Participants will expand their knowledge of Google Slides to able to use it as a tool for building stop-motion animation projects.

Learning Objective #2:
Participants will apply their knowledge to be able to design a stop-motion curricular project for their students.

Success Criteria:
Participants will have a completed project fro the student perspective, and a completed outline of the curricular project they will use with their students.


3 min: Intro to Stop Motion
10 min: Generate/Adapt your Writing
7 min: Storyboard
10 min: Set building
10 minutes: Film
5 minutes: convert to Video
7 minutes: Post-production
5 min: Intro to designing your own unit
10 min: Content area tie-ins
18 min: Outlining Units
- Content area/topic
- Writing Strategy
- Timeline
5 min: QA

Supporting research

Perceived benefits of Multimodal video making:

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Kimber Johnston, Concept Schools

Kimber serves as the weCreate Director at Shattuck St Mary's School in Forest City Malaysia, and has a strong background in American education, including serving as the Director of Technology a K-8 school specializing in students with learning differences. She has her MEd in Learning Design and Leadership and is a Google Certified Educator and Trainer. She loves working with students and educators to integrate technology into teaching and learning, and believes technology can be life-changing for students as it allows them to both access knowledge and share their ideas.

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