This is an overview of the project:
- Research Stop Motion- What it is? How long has it been around? How does it work?
- Learn the app, Lego Stop Motion- We broke it down into pieces where we looked at the app and then we introduced a block and created short videos to understand how it worked.
- Assignment of the "Mystery Bag"- Each student gets a mysterious bag of something that they must use in their video (such as blocks, sequins, yarn, cups, beads, etc)
- Storyboards- Students had to create a storyboard in Google Docs, using numbering.
- Practice- This is when they practice, work out the kinks. revise storyboards, and run through at least once from beginning to end.
- Action! They record their turn-in Stop Motion video.
- Viewing Party- We watched all videos and students had to provide peer feedback (both pro and cons) and what would a viewing party be without popcorn???
I love watching the students work on this. It gives all students a little something they like-whether, creative or analytical. This is usually one of the projects they say at the end of the year was one of their favorites and I always get requests for this type of project in the following grades.
(I love this picture with them all lined up in the hall working on their projects!)
(Viewing Party, complete with popcorn!)