I few years I heard Marco Torres use the term “Yoda” to describe the educational and technology mentors in our lives. Following this definition, I can say unequivocally that Kevin Hodgson is THE pre-eminent “Yoda” of using stopmotion in the classroom in my book. Check out his recent post “Some Reflective Thoughts on Stopmotion and Students” and website on stopmotion videography to see why!

http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2010/06/11/some-reflective-thoughts-on-stopmotion…

http://stopmotionmovies.yolasite.com/

Kevin shared lots of great stopmotion lessons learned in this post. This was one of my favorites:
“It Pays to Have a Theme: Each group was given a term of Figurative Language, and their film was supposed to reflect that term. One year, I gave a lot of latitude to what they could film and it was a near disaster. Chaos and infighting ensued. While I stepped aside most of the time with this project, I was definitely the teacher at the start, assigning the basis theme of the movie. This gave structure to the project, and of course, made it a learning experience as much as a movie-making experience.”

My own stop motion resources are on:
http://handouts.wesfryer.com/stopmotion

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  • http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/ Kevin Hodgson

    Gracias, my friend.
    :)
    Kevin

    PS — Longfellow 10 is always looking for new classrooms and students to join in, even if you are just starting out with stopmotion.

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