Making a stop motion movie can be a good way for students to bring fiction and non-fiction stories to life on screen. You can also use these tools to create a timelapse video to show a long process condensed down to a two or three minute video. The following tools make it easy for anyone to create a stop motion movie.
If your students have Chromebooks, Stop Motion Animator makes it easy to create stop motion videos. While the tool was designed with Chromebook users in mind it can also be used on Mac and Windows computers. My video tutorial on how to use Stop Motion Animator can be seen here.
Students who have iPads, iPhones, Android phones, or Android tablets should try using the freemium Stop Motion Studio app. The Android version of the app can be found here. The iPad and iPhone version of the app is available here. Both versions of the app are straight-forward and can be used without creating any kind of online account. Watch my tutorial here to learn how to use Stop Motion Studio.