Gold - Animation Creation

21. Coding & Game Design


In this Quest you will be creating an animation. Your animation should tell a simple story. Your animation must include:

  • a costume change
  • talking between 2 or more sprites (characters)
  • any kind of movement
  • a plot (your story)
A suggested rubric for evaluation is located below.

Key Vocabulary:

Animation: a way of making a movie by using a series of drawings , computer graphics, or photographs of objects (such as puppets or models)

Storyboard: a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie or television production


1.Take a look at some tools that will help you out:

How do you come up with a story? When animating, it is a good idea to start with a storyboard. Storyboards help you plan out each step of your animation. Review the following storyboard link to see how you can use a storyboard to map out your animation, and then download the storyboard template and get started.

2. Use an online source for your Storyboard~ Storyboard That or download a storyboard word version or pdf version. Ask your teacher before you print it out.


 SB example

3. You have an idea, now how do you create it? Take a look at the following video links to learn some tips on how to make Scratch do the following:   You may want to open a document and take notes.

4. You are ready to start your first animation! Remember to refer to the requirements listed above and review any of the videos you just watched if you are having trouble. When your animation is complete, submit it to your teacher. Ask your teacher how they would like you to share this with them.

Completing this Quest

Congratulations on finishing your first animation.  

Head on over to the Scratch website  and take a look at some projects that others have done. If you see something cool take a look at the blocks to see if you can figure out how it works.  

Gather some ideas, because next is the Quest “Up the Ante” to learn about programming/coding.

‚ÄčI have completed this Gold Quest

Return to Coding & Game Design  OR  go to Up the Ante Gold Quest

ISTE and Common Core Standards

STE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
d. Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online

4. Innovative Designer
a. Know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.