Flash media, animation and movies for your classroom


I’m struggling.  I’m looking for software that will allow me to make animations and movies for classroom use.  I know very little about it, though, and I’m not sure where to look.

I stumbled on this site, from the University of Houston, Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling.

Do me a favor:  Social studies teachers, especially hop over there and look at the video/animation/presentations they offer — on the Dustbowl, on human rights and Nobel winner Aung San Suu Kyi, on Hiroshima, the race to the Moon, and other stuff.  Look at the presentations:  Can you use them?  Do you have better stuff to use?

Other examples include mathematics, art (some of which might also be good for history), English as a Second Language (ESL), language arts, and other subjects.

Do you make movies or animations for your classroom?  What do you use?

What does a teacher need to get started in digital story telling?

The UH site offers a free download of Microsoft Photo Story 3 — have you used it?  Good stuff?  What’s your experience?

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3 Responses to Flash media, animation and movies for your classroom

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Sorry, Shea. I think the link is fixed now. This is the one I intended:

    http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/social_studies.html

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  2. Shea says:

    I am unable to follow the link to the video/animation/presentations offered. Can anyone help me find the website/resource? Thank you

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  3. mpb says:

    Go see Paul Hamilton’s stuff–

    http://paulhami.edublogs.org

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