Category Archives: animation

El carnaval de los animales – free animation

Having posted my presentation on the QCA unit El Carnaval de los animales earlier today, it seemed rather appropriate that I should find a free resource that goes with the unit this evening! I knew that the Consejería de Educacción had a wonderful poster to illustrate this unit, but until now didn’t know that they […]

Fuzzwich – Animation for everyone

After a tweet from @NeilAdam this morning inviting me to view a clip suggesting that cupcakes are the meaning of life, I discovered Fuzzwich. Fuzzwich is an online tool for making short animations using backgrounds and characters supplied, plus speech bubbles.  The length of the animation seems to be limited to about 20 seconds and […]

La oruga hambrienta in TK Maxx ;o)

Lisibo’s been shopping again.  This time, though, it’s not IKEA that has inspired her but TK Maxx that has come up trumps. In the sale (!) I found this Very Hungry Caterpillar felt set. Ideal for – telling the story to the class getting pupils to follow the story actively by adding / moving/ substituting […]

UPDATE – ‘TeachMeet styley thingy’ #etwpdw

Thanks to Lidija from Croatia, here are some brief highlights of the ‘TeachMeet styley thingy’ at #etwpdw, showing some of the people about whom I blogged earlier this week. Thanks to eagle eyed @joedale for spotting it!

Plumíferos (pt2)

According to wikipedia, Plumíferos “is a 2010 Argentine computer-animated film made by Manos Digitales Animation Studio using Open Source software for all 3D models, animation, lighting and render process, under Linux operating system.” It’s taken years to get to the screens with parts shown as early as 2005. Some further bits to share- great song! And very […]

Plumíferos

Thanks to @stevebunce for his Tweet that alerted me to this. Looks a great film. My boys are definitely interested. I like this version of the trailer as it has the Spanish sound but also English subtitles. But it also exists without the subtitles. And I quite like the English version which is completely different. […]

‘TeachMeet styley thingy’ #etwpdw

Yesterday, as the European eTwinning Ambassadors PDW at National college of School Leadership in Nottingham drew to a close, I took part in what Drew Buddie aka @digitalmaverick entitled ‘a Teachmeet style-y thingy’. Drew introduced the idea of an ‘unconference’ explaining both TedX and Teachmeet before opening the floor to others to share their 7 […]

Inspiration for Motivation – Top Tips for PLL

Here is the Slidecast of my second presentation from Brighton. Apologies for the audio cutting out before the end – no idea what happened there!  Perhaps the iRiver overheated! Apologies to @wizenedcrone for forgetting her real name – it’s Fiona Joyce!!! And the German site I mentioned was called GenkiGerman. Top tips for the Primary […]

Dans ma trousse..

Another example of the wonder of animation from Oscar Stringer. This clearly shows how animation can be used in the primary classroom to present and rehearse vocabulary as well as make ‘pop videos’ Find out more on Oscar’s blog. And if you’re going to the Primary Languages Show in Liverpool next Friday, you can catch […]

Animated languages

Another highlight of the Hampshire Language Conference was Oscar Stringer‘s session on Animation. So popular it was put on twice, and had to move rooms to accommodate the number of people wishing to attend, from the conversations I heard, Oscar and his ideas were a hit! Using I Can Animate and a Hue webcam, Oscar […]