To continue the theme of highlighting resources that use animation as a tool for targeting speech and language goals, for the next few posts I am going to focus on the Go! Animate websites, starting with Domo Animate. These webtools (Flash-based, so not available on iPad) allow you to use a simple interface to create short, animated movies. Domo Animate (so named because it utilizes some anime characters such as Domo, but also has other character choices) is a great place to start for its simplicity and particular appropriateness for younger students. Go! Animate refers users to this site, which provides a moderated experience geared toward younger kids. You can use Domo Animate to make an animation with characters, setting, movement, facial expressions and word/thought bubbles (no speech). It therefore is a great tool to target narrative and social skills/ Social Thinking™, as well as make a movie about any curriculum topic.
I made this short video demonstrating how to use Domo Animate (email subscribers, please click through to the post). Enjoy!