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In this podcast teachers with experience in clay animation discuss their rationale, how they plan projects with tips for experts and beginners, and share their different software and hardware workflows.

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These are the educators featured in the podcast with examples of the work they discuss:



Greg Paulsen, Second Grade, Wisconsin

Mr. Paulsen and students edit films with Boinx Software's iStop Motion and Macintosh computers.

Click here to view Mr. Paulsens's films.



Kevin Hodgson, Sixth Grade, Massachusetts


These are all Mr. Hodgson's TeacherTube films
including his ABC Alphabet collaborative project.

Mr. Hodgson uses a variety of formats from clay animation to puppet shows to engage and motivate students in his teaching of writing.

Mr. Hodgson and students use free software programs, Stop Motion Animator and Pivot with PCs.

Read Mr. Hodgson's blog to find out more about his digital stoytelling adventures or see many of his students' clay animation movies here.


Carolyn Daly, Tech4Learning, California


Carolyn Daly is an experienced educator who now works for Tech4Learning.

Tech4Learning's Clay Animation product, Frames, includes professional modeling clay and works on both Macs and PCs.

See teacher examples using Frames here.