Here’s a “prototype” gif for teaching students how to draw treble clefs, and learn the order of sharps and flats. Not perfect, but I think it has potential!
I know it is not a story per se, but I think it is a really interesting way to teach a concept like this!
I created this with the iPad app Moquu.
What other concepts or ideas could be taught using this kind of media?
EDIT: Here’s another one teaching intervals in the key of C!
I haven’t ventured into creating my own content for an animated gif just yet (I’m still tossing around ideas), but I thought I’d try making a gif of an awesome video with music by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
I love this video because of how perfectly the staff syncs with the music and how the animators chose to highlight the drama of the music with the intensity of the rollercoaster.
If I was an animator as well as an educator, it would be awesome to animate student performances! Maybe make it an after concert project option? So many cool ways to go with this!
Anyway, here’s the gif! I had a really great time making it, and it was very easy!
I followed Jim Groom’s super easy to follow tutorial on making gifs using Open Source Software which can be found here!
Check out my other digital storytelling experiments here and here.
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