Animation within the classroom opens up huge possibilities in terms of literacy, creativity and general ICT skills. Students at Kellett have the opportunity to create animations throughout the school, culminating in a six week project in Year 5.
A fun way of getting started with animation is with Pivot Stickfigure Animator. Year Three are currently having fun with this piece of software, creating all sorts of weird and wonderful animations. One of the great things about Stickfigure is that it's absolutely free!!
You can download the software here; http://www.snapfiles.com/get/stickfigure.html