Congratulations Grade 2! Our Human Body Animations have been selected as Medea Award ‘Highly Commended’!
“The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.”
Last year, Grade 2 students worked with Mr. McKillip and their homeroom teachers to create stop-motion animation projects. As part of our PYP Unit of Inquiry ‘Inside Me – The Human Body’ students learned about their body systems and how each system works/interacts with each other. Each of our four grade 2 classes created their own animation project.
Students learned facts about the digestive system. Students explored the digestive system individually and as a group helping to plan and create their collaborative animation movie. Students created props and animated or moved food through the digestive system by taking a picture for each frame of this animation. Students worked in small groups to explain the digestive process creating scripts. Students read scripts aloud recording their voice to explain the animated process of food being absorbed into the body through the digestive system.
Students from each class explained the process of this project in a brief introduction on our Grade 2 Blog. Each class has a separate post. After completing the animation and viewing, students reflected on the project via comments on our Grade 2 Blog. These comments can be viewed by clicking on the individual posts for each class project.
Click the link to view all of the Grade 2 Digestive System Animation Projects.
Click the link to view the official Medea Awards 2011 press release.