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Do you want to continue using the skills, vocabulary and programs you learned at the Children’s Creativity Museum in your classroom? Below are some suggestions to help you out.  Feel free to comment with questions or give us other ideas! We’d love to hear from you.

1. Take your video a step further:Zoetrope example

o Add titles and special effects using iMovie or Windows Movie Maker.

o Add sound effects and a score using Garageband or Acid Music Studio.

2. Create your own simple animation machines:
o Flipbooks: www2.scholastic.com/browse/subarticle.jsp?id=3227
o Thaumatropes: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Thaumatrope
o Zoetropes: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Zoetrope

3. Create an animation with iStopmotion:We use iStopmotion to create our animations at the Children’s Creativity Museum. Learn more about curriculum connections and purchasing educational licenses here: http://boinx.com/istopmotion/education/

For a list of the types of cameras supported by iStopmotion look here:
http://www.boinx.com/istopmotion/support/inputdevices/

Don’t want to build characters out of clay? Try these alternatives:
o Legos/other toys
o Paper/magazine cutouts
o People (Known as “pixilation” use your students as the actors in your animation and use the same frame-by-frame filmmaking process you would with clay)

An example of a pixiliation by Ilha Design 2008

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