Imagine if students could develop their literacy, collaboration, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills in a medium they’re already crazy about: cartoons!
Story Maker is a teaching tool that allows students in grades 3-12 to create their own animated stories. Teaching students to tell stories using animation is a powerful way to engage them inside the classroom in the same they are entertained outside the classroom.
By producing their own animated stories, students take ownership of collaborative projects that build soft skills and provide relevant experience in dozens of America’s booming technical fields.
Young storytellers work together to develop, write, pre-visualize, voice record, and assemble original content, using a library of professional-quality animation assets adapted from the WonderGroveLearn education initiaitive.
Providing professional-quality assets removes the costly barriers to entry in animation, and allows educators to focus on developing the core soft skills and competencies that are integral to the modern workforce.
This short video explains how Animation Now works, the software at the core of our Story Maker.
Students get animated for STEM in Wilder, Idaho
Students at Riverview Elementary in Snohomish, Washington learn to animate
See how students at Valley View are using Story Maker