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Keywords: collaboration, science, whiteboard, stop camera, claymation, drawing
Subject(s): Art, Health and PE, Video, Social Skills, Technology, Autism, Geography, Early Learning, Dyslexia, Podcasting, Life Science, Special Needs, Writing, Animation, Music, Reading, Earth Science, Calculus, Information Skills, Biology, Home Economics, Business, Algebra, Photography, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Spelling, Service Learning, Grammar, Geometry, Science, Journalism, Drama, Civics, Math, Speech and Language, Foreign Language, Chemistry, Physics, Trigonometry, History
Grades 3 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Mazama High School, Klamath Falls, OR
Planned By: Laura Nickerson
Original Author: Laura Nickerson, Klamath Falls
Students would use Ideapaint (paint on whiteboard paint) on their desks to create interactive drawings that they then capture with digital cameras. Using simple editing the pictures are turned into animations about key Biological concepts. This lesson plan is written with Biology in mind but could easily be addapted for any subject matter.
Cellular respiration
Cellular reproduction
DNA replication
Cell processes
Human/animal physiology
Scientific Inquiry
Summary of inquiry labs

Steps to complete project once concept has been taught.
1. Paint desks with idea paint. Teacher does this.
2. Teach drawing methods to focus on key elements. Students create storyboard of idea on tables for teacher approval.
3. Mount cameras to overhead support tripod.(these will be built by our schools construction class)
4. Teach camera functions.
5. Creation and inspiration... students create their drawings and photograph them in steps working in small teams.
6. Editing. Using Moviemaker student sequence pictures and add an audio track.
7. Publish to schools Youtube channel.
8. Reflection. Students watch final products and reflect on accuracy and improvements for next time.
The Idea paint would have an endless amount of classroom applications beyond this one lesson plan.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
This lesson is easily adapted to cross curriculm. For example: How a virus reproduces incorporated into great plagues in the history of the world mapping.
Create a library of short help videos for a variety of subjects that students can watch on a hand held player.
Links: style of animation - UPS add
Mazama High School Youtube channel
Idea Paint information
Materials: Point and Shoot, Batteries, Memory Cards, Hardware Devices
Other Items: 8 50 sq foot Idea paint kits, $190.00 each, total of $1520.00
16 Digital Cameras - Sony Cybershot, $130.00 each, total of $2080.00
16 Memory Cards 2 G, $14.00 each, total of $224.00
16 2x4 wood, $4.50 each, total of $72.00
16 multicolor pack dry erase marker kit, $16.00 each, total of $256.00