I highly implement arts-integration in my classroom. In fact, my school is one of a handful of Turnaround Arts Schools in the U.S. My kids have been doing stop motion all year, after I had a funded, Donor’s Choose project help me get the equipment (iPads, clay, etc.)
The iPads were such a pain to work with, as far as adjusting and bringing the stage to the iPad setup, vs. being able to move the iPad. When HUE offered to let me try their Animation Studio, I couldn’t wait!
It was so easy to use, especially in comparison to the aforementioned. The kids could do it without me, and editing was so much easier than anything that I’ve ever worked with. I wouldn’t hesitate to use this in my upcoming Stop Motion PDs that I run through my district. Take a look, and then head to my real-life YouTube channel at the bottom to check out more of our videos.
So, as I mentioned, my class has made many stop-motion videos this year. One that I’ve wanted to make with my kids from the beginning, is about numbers in many different ways, to complement our math materials. I was so frustrated with the iPad, that I decided not to do the video. It just seemed like too much work, when confined to one small “stage” area. Once HUE sent me the Animation Studio, I couldn’t wait to finally make our video! Check it out- this is SO GOOD for our kids and I have never had a class understand numbers better, than this batch of sweeties.
And our final product. I am sooo proud of my babies!
As someone who has used stop motion in the classroom, and with such a young group of kids, I guarantee you that HUE is so much easier to understand and use, than any other product. I’m so grateful to have found this invaluable resource!
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Also, check out the tools that I use with my groups to plan and implement your own projects in the classroom.