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ERIC Number: EJ907333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
The 5 Rs: A New Teaching Approach to Encourage Slowmations (Student-Generated Animations) of Science Concepts
Hoban, Garry; Nielsen, Wendy
Teaching Science, v56 n3 p33-38 Sep 2010
"Slowmation" (abbreviated from "Slow Animation") is a simplified way of making an animation that enables students to create their own as a new way of learning about a science concept. When students make a slowmation, they create a sequence of five multimodal representations (the 5 Rs) with each one contributing to the learning process in particular ways: (1) Representation 1--Background; (2) Representation 2--Storyboard; (3) Representation 3--Models; (4) Representation 4--Digital Photographs; and (5) Representation 5--The Animation. The 5 Rs help students to develop understanding of a science concept by encouraging them to create a stop-motion animation to explain it. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures, and 1 photo.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia