ERIC Number: EJ1072538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Creating & Teaching with Simple Animation: Making Biology Instruction Come Alive
Zanin, Mary K. B.
American Biology Teacher, v77 n6 p463-468 Aug 2015
Over the years, many of my students have reported that they enjoy lectures that include short, simple animations. To keep students engaged, I have developed a small set of teaching animations using PowerPoint and Camtasia Studio software packages. A survey of students who learned four difficult topics with traditional written lessons and with these animations revealed that 80% of the students say that they learn better when animations are included. With such a majority reporting that cartoons engage them in learning, I wanted to share my simple method of creating them with the teaching community.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, Cytology, Animation, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Cartoons, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, STEM Education, College Science, Lesson Plans, Preferences, Student Surveys, Computer Software, College Students
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