Wednesday, March 7, 2018

CCSD Bright Spot: Hands-On Learning: Stop Motion Science

At Smoky Hill High School, Biology teacher Shannon Burbano is helping her
Biology students solidify connections to content by using a hands-on approach to learning.

Instead of just reading about the phases of the cell cycle, Shannon asked her students to create stop-motion videos to show the phases. The energy in the room during this project was infectious. Students were focused and excited about learning, and were eager to share not only what they learned, but how much they enjoyed the option of learning through doing, not just reading, about scientific concepts. 

Students used modeling clay to create the cells, then took pictures with their class Chromebooks and a Chrome App called Stop Motion Animator. The completed videos were uploaded to Google Drive, where students could turn them in via Schoology. Watch the video below to hear more about this project!

If you are interested in learning more about using Stop Motion Animator, click here to view a YouTube video that will teach you, step-by-step, how to use this Chrome App. 

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