Cartoonster

"Cartoonster features a collection of fun and interactive tutorials which teach children and young people how to create their own animations!

GoAnimate

Easy self contained tool.
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Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


3D movies in your learning

Xtranormal
Xtranormal
There are many ways to create film and video content for your learning materials. Some of them require very technical knowledge of tools and software, nearly all of them also need some willing volunteers.

Xtranormal | Text-to-movie is a free online app that allows you to turn your text into a movie.


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In filmmaking, machinima refers to the use of real-time three-dimensional (3-D) graphics rendering engines to generate computer animation, or to films that incorporate this animation.
Files archive, news, articles, hosting of movies, and introductions to Machinima. www.**machinima**.com
Further examples can be found at .. www.youtube.com/user/**machinima**
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfsSGBraUhc&feature=related
We recently launched the Machinima Toolkit 4 Teachers website.


DIGITAL FILMS

Choose a background scene, characters, animated actions, dialog, introduction, and ending credits. Put your name as the producer and email the movie to your friends! You can also signup for free as a registered user, which gives you access to more advanced features, such as being able to save or edit the movies that you create. Unleash your creativity and make your digital film for free!
Sample Movies Here

Myths and Legends Story Builder

external image Picture+11.pngMyths and Legends Story Creator is a fun website that students can use to create their own cartoon myth story. The Myths and Legends story creator is a more than just your typical drag and drop cartoon builder. Myths and Legends allows students to create sound effects to insert into their stories.

Beyond the story creator, Myths and Legends has a gallery of animated myths and legends from history. The historical myths and legends are professionally built stories students can view. There is also a gallery of stories submitted by students.

Applications for Education
The Myths and Legends story creator could be a fun and engaging way to get students to write fiction stories. The galleries of Myths and Legends provide models that students could follow or draw inspiration from.

Thanks to Twitter user Georgygrrl and free technology for teachers edublog for the link to Myths and Legends



DoInk is a fun service that allows you to create animations in your browser. The app runs in Java and feels like working on a desktop app. DoInk has a large collection of animated clips, backgrounds which you can use to create animations or drawings.

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doink

Creating animations is fun and easy, you can draw the characters if you want or use community stuff and use them in your custom animations. You can clone the frames from the bottom of the editor. You can tweak the animation of clips using path editing tools.
You can use the timeline to clone individual frames and tweak to them with minute modifications until you get a better animation. The created animations can be shared with others by embedding on social networks or sites. DoInk is a fun tool for creating animations online.

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Clay Animator

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Create your own claymation or stop motion animations.

Samanimation

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SAM Animation is software designed to give students the power of making stop-action animations to share their ideas and understanding. The environment provides a unique experience for students to grapple with challenging problems in mathematics, science, engineering, and more as they engage in the process of generating animations.
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Fluxtime

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Create your own animation, save it to your webspace, share and reuse artwork, collaborate with others, show your animation

Pencil

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Animation/drawing software. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and available for Windows and Mac.

PIVOT

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Pivot Stickfigure Animator is a unique software, that allows you to create stick figure animations easily and without any artistic skills. You can move the sections of the sick figure and easily create a chain of animation frames that can be previewed as you go. You can use more than one stick-figure in the animation, and even create your own stick figures using an easy to use visual editor that lets you assemble objects out of lines and circles. In addition, you can optionally set animation size, speed and more. The result can be saved as animated GIF file. Fun and easy to use, surprisingly well featured.