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Monday, April 13, 2015

Parapara Animation - Create Stopmotion Animations in Your Browser

Parapara Animation is a free animation creation tool developed and hosted by Mozilla. The tool is easy to use and it does not require registration in order to use it. To get started simply visit the Parapara Animation website, select a digital crayon, then start drawing. Click the large "+" icon in the top of the screen to add a new frame to your animation. You can playback your frames at any time in the creation process. When you're done making your animation it will be assigned a unique URL that can be shared via email. A QR code for your animation will also be generated for you.

Applications for Education
I learned about Parapara Animation last week when Kevin Hodgson posted some of the creations that his students made. As you can see in those animations, students can use Parapara Animation to tell short stories through their drawings.