The students have been really engaged in their animation. The information they have shared about the various body systems is extremely impressive.
We have had some challenges:
- Recording dialogue in a room with 15 other kids recording dialogue means that background noise was quite a big issue! I will need to rethink how this can be done more successfully next time.
- Software issues (e.g. bugs with background pictures or dialogue not working properly) meant that some kids had to create a new animation to eliminate problems. Even though it was a nuisance, once the hard work of recording dialogue and selecting backgrounds had been completed the first time, it was only a case of reloading it.
- Hardware issues – we had some headphones ‘die’ on us. RIP.
- Exporting issues – again, the problem of exporting the videos in a classroom situation where kids are discussing things means that some videos have background noise on them.
Our first attempts don’t have background music on them (time restraints!), but hopefully the information remains the most important part of the animation. Here’s Alex’s animation – Well done Alex!