Stop Motion Studio in the Classroom

Stop Motion Studio is an excellent tool that can enhance the learning experience in any classroom! As a powerful and user-friendly app, Stop Motion Studio allows students to bring their creative ideas to life, while providing endless opportunities for project-based learning and collaboration.

With Stop Motion Studio, students can easily create stop-motion animation videos, giving them the chance to showcase their understanding of various topics in a fun and engaging way. This app is perfect for visual learners, as it allows them to express their ideas through the use of animation, making complex concepts easier to understand.

Stop Motion Studio promotes teamwork and collaboration, as students can work together to plan and create their projects. This encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, all while having fun.

Whether you’re teaching science, math, history, or literature, Stop Motion Studio can be integrated into any lesson plan to help students showcase their learning in a unique and creative way, all while promoting collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Stop Motion Studio is a great tool to use in the classroom. It’s been used by thousands of schools all over the world.

“This app combines still images to make a stop motion animation film. In the Social Studies classroom students can move figurines across the screen to show a historical event in action.  In the Math classroom students can use virtual manipulatives to model the solution to a math problem.” - classtechtips.com

“Stop Motion Studio gives students a captivating outlet for their creative ideas and voice. And during the production process, it introduces them to sophisticated concepts such time, storyboarding, audience, and citizenship, even at the youngest elementary age.” - scarsdaleschools.org

Stop Motion Studio Lesson Ideas

Stop motion animation is a fun and engaging way for students to express their creativity and learn about storytelling and animation. Here are some lesson ideas to use with the Stop Motion Studio app:

  1. Math: Have students create a stop motion animation that explains a math concept. For example, they could create an animation that shows how to solve a geometry problem or a math equation. Mathematics: Ages 5-11 - Are You a Square or a Rectangle?

  2. Science: Have students create a stop motion animation that explains a science concept or experiment. For example, they could create an animation that shows the states of matter. Science: Ages 5-11 - States of Matter

  3. Health and Physical Education: Have students create an animation that highlights the importance of making healthy food choices. Science: Ages 12-14 - Food for Thought

  4. Science: Have students create a stop motion animation that explains a science concept or experiment. For example, they could create an animation that shows an experiment on erosion. Science: Ages 12-14 - Erosion

  5. Language Arts: Have students create an animation that brings a favorite book or poem to life. For example, they could create an animation that shows the characters and setting of a favorite book or poem. Literacy: Ages 14-18 - Sneek Peek

  6. Social Studies: Have students create an animation that highlights an important event or historical figure. For example, they could create an animation that shows Battle of Gettysburg. History: Ages 14-18 - Battle Reenactment

  7. Storytelling: Have students write a short story or script and then use the Stop Motion Studio app to create an animated version of their story.

  8. Art: Have students create a stop motion animation that shows a piece of art being created. For example, they could create an animation that shows a painting being made or a sculpture being created.

  9. Music: Have students create an animation that illustrates a song or musical piece. For example, they could create an animation that shows the lyrics of a song or the notes of a musical piece.

Tips for the Classroom

Resources

Cardboard iPad Stand

If you are just starting to make stop motion videos with your iPad, you’ve probably already discovered how much better they are when you can keep the tablet still when taking pictures. Designing and build our own Cardboard IPad Stand.

Storyboard

Planning your animation on paper saves time and energy. You can figure out all the details before committing to the animation. Storyboarding will also ensure that each group selects the one approach best suited to the basic concept. We prepared this printable storyboard template for you to use.

Discount Bulk Purchase

Stop Motion Studio is available in both a free and a paid version. The free version includes in-app purchases, but is completely ad-free. The full version of Stop Motion Studio is compatible with iPhone, iPad, MacOS, Windows, Android, Chromebook and Amazon Fire devices.

If you are using an iPhone, iPad or macOS:

The full version of Stop Motion Studio is available at a significant discount through the Educational Volume Purchase Program (VPP), now known as Apple School Manager. This version includes all features with no in-app purchases. If your school has a mobile device management (MDM) system installed, the app can be distributed directly to the devices. When utilizing an MDM system, you have the ability to set specific default options for Stop Motion Studio. Moreover, the PRO version of the app also supports shared iPads.

Please note that Apple does not provide direct links to the app in the School Manager. To locate the app, simply search for “Stop Motion Studio Pro” (with a pink icon) on the School Manager page.

Apple School Manager

If you are using Android or Chromebook:

We offer a special EDU version of the app that includes all features without in-app purchases. This version can be easily pushed directly to devices if your school has a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system installed.

We are currently offering a 50% discount for educational institutions when you purchase 21+ licenses. Just enter the number of licenses and don’t forget to enter the promo code EDU50 to get the discount.

Buy Single Chrome/Android License

We also offer a school site license.

Buy Chrome School Site License

If you are using Windows:

The Windows version of Stop Motion Studio is available as an installer package. It includes all features and there are no in-app purchases for this version. It can also be pushed directly to the device if your school has a device management system installed.

We are currently offering a 50% discount for educational institutions when you purchase 21+ licenses. Just enter the number of licenses and don’t forget to enter the promo code WIN50 to get the discount.

Buy Single Windows License

We also offer a school site license.

Buy Windows School Site License

Please contact our support for more information on educational bulk purchases.