Boinx apps are making an appearance at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas. iStopMotion and FotoMagico are great educational tools and will be used to explore various ways of learning through the digital arts.
South X iStopMotion
The Animation Chefs are at it again leading audiences at SXSWedu on an interactive journey exploring one of the oldest forms of filmmaking – stop motion animation. Stop motion animation has been revolutionized for the iPad to accommodate the media literate consumer of the 21st century. The best part of this evolution is its fun and engaging educational possibilities.
Join the Animation Chefs as they Put Academics in Motion with iPad Animation and demonstrate the magic of digital storytelling by kids for kids. On Wednesday, March 11th from 2-2:30 pm at the Austin Convention Center Ballroom, our favorite stop motion geniuses will be showcasing how all academic subjects come together in the process of writing, storyboarding, animating and sound design in a short film. Their methods are sure to blow away the audience, as the Chefs demonstrate not only how easy animating can be, but also how areas like writing, math and science come into play when you put a little imagination into it. Watch and join them as they animate a digital film live on the SXSWedu stage.
Exploring Visual Literacy with FotoMagico
If concepts like app smashing and animating with the iPad are still a bit foreign to you, have no fear; a Media Literacy Bootcamp held at the JW Marriott Salon H on Wednesday, March 11th from 2-4:00 pm will have you fluent in the basics of digital science in no time. Led by our friends John Woody, Julia Leong and Brad Ovenell-Charter, participants will walk away from this workshop with a new understanding of the science behind visual literacy as well as an understanding of the grammar of three core visual literacies: photography, videography and sketch notes. Part of the session will feature FotoMagico as a digital learning tool for exploring photography. By working both visual and verbal mental paths together, we can create powerful practices for all students. You could be utilizing one of the most important learning tools in two hours. What are you waiting for?