Students will be able to creatively write short stories and bring them to life by animating scenes using Brush Ninja.
- Computers or tablets with internet access
- Brush Ninja website
- Pen and paper for brainstorming
- Begin by discussing what animation is and giving examples of animated movies or TV shows.
- Introduce Brush Ninja as an animated GIF maker that the students will use to create short animations for their stories.
- Have students brainstorm a short story idea and write it down on paper.
- Once they have their story, they can begin creating a visual storyboard for their animation, breaking it down into scenes.
- Students can then use Brush Ninja to create their animations, adding details such as background images or sound effects if desired.
- After completing their animations, students can share them with the class.
Assessment will be based on the creativity of the story, the quality of the animation, and how well it matches with the written story.
For students who finish early or want additional challenges:
- Create a longer animation with more detailed scenes and characters.
- Experiment with different brush styles or backgrounds in Brush Ninja to enhance their animations.
- Write another short story and animate that one as well.
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