Trevor Milevskiy
Technologies CML, eLearning & Pedagogical Coach

Animation in the Classroom? Yes you can, it is easy.

Presentation Published 12/15/14 Last updated on 2/28/20

Animation is a powerful tool to use in the classroom, however many think that creating a simple animation can be very difficult. This PD should help those who are willing to try something new by creating two types of animations using the motion feature in Photoshop.

I have had the opportunity to present this PD to a group of 24 adults recently. While the plan worked, one of the biggest challenges was the amount of time allowed for the session. By the time all the participants were ready to begin I lost 5 minutes which meant that an already tight session became more so, in terms of the time allocations. To overcome this the PD plan has been changed from one session to two sessions.

Another challenge was that some of the participants did not bring their computer to the session which meant they had to work with another person. While this was not ideal it did allow for those with limited skills to work with participants with better skills.

All the feedback provided by the participants was positive and I am looking forward to running this PD again in the future.

The planning document has been changed to allow for the PD to run over two 45 minute sessions.

  • Acrobat

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  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

1-2 Hours
Content Standards
Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
ISTE Standards
Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer

Computer with Photoshop at least CS 6 or later installed.

Need some experience with Photoshop and the use of layers.
CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
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