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Storytelling lesson plans to animate a graphic story. Elementary students create an animated comic strip or cartoon using Google Slides or PowerPoint.

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10 Things You Should Know When Animating a Presentation

Whether you’re a teacher presenting a PowerPoint slide show to colleagues, parents, or students or if you’re teaching students how to give a dynamic presentation to their peers, following are ten tips to keep your audience hooked! Animating a presentation creatively can keep viewers engaged and interested. Use a variety of animation typesThere are lots …

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Screencast to Make a Video

Having made a slide show in TechnoToon using PowerPoint in Office 365 Online, students needed the option of turning their digital stories into videos. The desktop version of PowerPoint offers this option, but the online version does not. What to do? Screencast! Screen casting, or recording what is on your computer screen, is a popular …

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Animation Workshop for Google Slides

Try these three fun ideas and sharpen your animation skills with Google Slides! In a previous post, I described a new TechnoKids project for Google Apps for Education. TechnoToon inspires students to write in a comic format. The graphic format of the writing with images, callouts, starbursts, text boxes, and word art, really hooks student …

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Spark Student Writing with Animated Comic Strips

For reluctant writers and for creative writing enthusiasts, using technology to write a cartoon is a fun, highly motivating activity. Digital storytelling sparks students’ imaginations. Adding elements such as images, callouts, text boxes, starbursts, and word art inspires students even more. Then creating animation effects and transitions makes the writing activity exciting and challenging. How …

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