For a different twist on movie making in the classroom try animation. Like movie making, animation can be a fun way to incorporate technology, multi-literacy, and 21st Century skills into your classroom. It's a lot of fun too! Who knows, you might just inspire the next Disney!
There are many free and easy to use tools online. Below is just a short list to get you started. Don't worry, most of the tools listed below also have great help pages and tutorials.
Text to Speech Animation
2D Animation Tools
3D Animation Tools
Free iPad apps
List of Animation Techniques - The Flying Animator provides explanations of animation techniques and tutorials
5 Innovative Animation Tools for Teachers - An article from edudemic.com
Web 2.0 Teaching Tools - links to many tools from edjudo.com, highlighting cartoon/comic books
Go2web20 - a few tools also linked here with descriptions
Web 2.0 Guru - links to about ten choices with descriptions
Education Blogger Mark Brumley talks about animation tools. Read his blog.
Frames is an animation program from Tech4Learning. Their site has great examples and lesson ideas. Check it out. Also check out their Claymation in the Classroom Booklet.
Claymation Made Easy - A how-to guide for making claymations
Claymation Overview - A classroom guide created by a teacher
How to Create Claymation or Stop Animations - Clear and simple directions
Claymation with PowerPoint - Great directions for using PowerPoint. Also contains lots of resources and examples
Articles - A great collection of articles put together by Animate Clay
Bounce by mookie1313, made at DoInk.com
Example from Flipbook: http://www.benettonplay.com/toys/flipbookdeluxe/player.php?id=390056
Examples on the web
Tutorial from Animation Chefs on Teacher Tube.
The Animation Chefs web show has several episodes filled with animation how-tos.