Take a look at this site – a teacher wants her class to do a project like this – can we put together some instructions?
Sidebar – whoa this is cool! I am loving this.
A little playing, a little tweaking, some typing and some screenshots and yes we can do this! This is fun and creative and the students will take it and run!
Some explaining – this is how, this is where, be creative – think! not just about the bells and whistles; the bells and whistles have to enhance the symbolism in the text.
Think about the poem, put some words in separate text boxes. Animate them, use color, movement, sound and pictures to SHOW the poem!
Next day student asking will I be there that afternoon – this is confusing. Sure, we talk about the poem (she was stuck – how to animate a poem about sleep)
Student using all the elements – beautiful! Walking around helping, add a few seconds, try this and that. Go sit down – get out of the way. They are the artists!
If you are creating – you are learning. I’m learning, they are teaching me!
They are making a new piece of art!
There will be some tutorials coming up!