This is a Powerpoint presentation I recently shared with teachers in Australia via an adobe Connect session. The presentation documents how I teach kinetic typography to my grade 11 animation classes. They are totally new to kinetic typography but they have had prior experience with Photoshop and Flash, the software I use for kinetic typography. It walks you through...
1. a brief intro about the concept of typography complete with a few examples that help build understanding
2. a brief walk through the steps I go through in my classroom
3. and a few additional notes / observations and last but not least,
4. there are student samples to watch and discuss.
Although the presentation starts with thoughts and text I actually begin in class by showing the examples from Vimeo that are listed on one of the slides. That gets them intrigued and on-track (especially the Cave Johnson Lemons piece). Get them engaged and then - let them lose. It is a serious challenge to build one of these pieces but so worthwhile once completed. BTW - these pieces could be constructed around absolutely any subject at all, which I why all of them are clicked on in the descriptor.
Also - although the more interesting examples are a bit complex to build, simpler ones could be constructed... and therefore made accessible to younger grades.