Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
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Jake Animates and You Can Too!

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Jake Kravetz  
Nancy Penchev  

In this session, Jake will teach you how to draw and create animations. He will share how he discovered this passion and how he uses it to showcase learning and to have fun. Come prepared to learn how to find student passions and how to leverage those for student learning.

Audience: Library media specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: It would be helpful for students to have Google Slides and Stikbot app.
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Performing/visual arts
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
  • Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Additional detail: Student presentation, ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to encourage teachers to allow students to share their talents in the classroom for assessments. Jake will model his version of drawing and animating and his teacher will present other high and low tech ways to animate.

We will share ideas and do a group brainstorm for assessments that can be done through animation at all grade levels and subjects.


1. Introductions
2. Jake's animation and channels for sharing
3. High and low tech animations for all
4. Try it out- small groups work on animation styles
5. Group collaboration for animation ideas for assessments/rubrics for grading

Supporting research

"When students decide how they might like to practice a skill, develop essential knowledge, or demonstrate a learning goal, they are practicing independent decision-making. This means they are reflecting on both their needs, their strengths, and their interests. It also means they have to determine how they will know whether a choice they made was successful, and whether they would make the same choice next time. "

"...offering them purposeful options and allowing them to help make decisions throughout the project goes a long way toward creating buy-in and increasing their motivation."

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Nancy Penchev, Scheck Hillel Community School

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