Science Lesson Plan: Ideas in Motion: Illustrating Basic Science Concepts

Thanks to By JENNIFER CUTRARO AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO from the NY Times for this brilliant Lesson

Overview | What can we learn from comics or graphic novels? How do visual representations of science concepts aid our understanding of them? In this lesson, students explore different ways of representing topics in science. They address whether entertainment can also be educational, and write their own comic strips that explain science concepts. Read more…

Learn how to draw famous cartoon characters from video tutorials

Drawing now has excellent video Tutorials on how to draw some famous cartoon characters of the last fifity years.  Great Art Activity or just something different for a change.  Access it here.

Anyone can animate with Go-Animate. Great for bringing writing to life.

My kids love to use animation tools such as Kahootz and Pivot to bring their wacky ideas to life.  While these tools are great they definitely have their limitations.  GoAnimate has to be the best online animation tool I have come across and it is really not that far off budget TV quality.  Students can create their own characters from scratch, import their own visuals and audio and access GoAnimates monstrous database of props and backgrounds.  This is a great tool to stimulate reluctant writers and your dramatically minded kids will love it. I think the best way to describe GoAnimate is to have a look at their demo video below.  I would love to hear from anyone that uses it regularly for some lesson suggestions.  Check it out here