Educate with GoAnimate

Author:Susan Towey

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Problem

Our students are facing a world in which careers will be integrated with technology at almost every skill level. A major challenge for educators is to integrate the use of technology in the classroom. Today and in the future many new careers will be created to meet the needs of our technologically advancing society. As educators we need to prepare all students for a society that is technologically advancing exponentially. This means that all students should have their lessons integrated with technology. Students need to be able to use email to communicate with their teachers for various reasons such as sending a paper to a teacher, or to have the skills to create a web-based project to show understanding of a concept. More familiarity with these programs will create a sense of confidence in the students to explore new programs as they are developed.

I would like to give the students the option to complete the autobiographical assignment in a traditional way or non-tradtionally by creating an outline and then create an animation of their incident using the goanimate website.


What is to be learned

Using the goanimate.com website, this professional development course designed to enhance instuction. Upon completion of this course, individuals who work in education, i.e. teachers, administrators, counselors, social workers, speech pathologists and psychologist’s will have the ability to create an animation on the GoAnimate.com website. Individuals will learn what animation is and how id can be used in the classroom. Lastly teachers will be able to create lesson plans to be used in their classroom on a topic in their discipline.

Learning Audience

The audience for this course will be teachers, administrators, counselors, social workers, speech pathologists, and psychologists.


Course Objectives

By the end of this course, teachers will be able to:

  • State what GoAnimate.com is.
  • List ways GoAnimate.com can be used in various academic areas.
  • Create an animation of choice and present it to the group.
  • Learn to create a lesson plan using the website.
  • List the pros and cons of using this type of technology in the classroom.
  • Use GoAnimate.com with their students and provide feedback.

Unit I WHAT IS GOANIMATE.COM?

Unit II HOW DO I USE GOANIMATE.COM?

Unit III HOW DO I INTEGRATE GOANIMATE.COM?

GoAnimate Project Resources

Susan.towey portfolio page