Grade 2

Stop Motion With Koma Koma

Innovative Designer
Koma Koma

Overview

Koma Koma is a great application for an iPad or tablet. It is a quick and easy way for beginners to create stop motion videos.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to use the KOMA KOMA application to create a stop motion video.
     

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  • Stop Motion: Stop Motion is a filming technique in which objects (such as clay models) are photographed in a series of slightly different positions so that the objects seem to move.

Note: You should familiarize yourself with the koma koma buttons 

  • Shoot: Takes on frame
  • Play: Plays the animation repeatedly
  • Delete: If you click on the button quickly, only one frame will be deleted. If you hold the button down, all frames will be deleted.
  • Save: Hold the button down to save your work.
  • Settings: Click this button to change things like the frame rate and camera settings.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

  • This is an app for an iPad or a tablet. It will eventually work on Windows and iOS computers but not as of now. 

  • This lesson will take more than one class setting if you are planning on having them create a specific content area video.

  • View the tutorial on KOMA KOMA. ​​​​ 

  • These are additional articles to help you get started on stop motion

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. The teacher says to students, ”Today you will be creating movies!”

    • Explain stop motion to students with this video

    • Demonstrate the KOMA KOMA APP to students.

    • Really explain that they will need to have a lot of pictures to create their video. They will use their device to take pictures. Tip: A 10-second video will require 80-100 photos. It always takes longer than you think. 

    • Explain the type of video or choices of what you want them to create.

    • Suggested time frame:

      • DAY 1: Explain stop motion/ storyboard brainstorm

      • DAY 2: Create character/ rehearse

      • DAY 3: Create Video

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

MITECS Competencies & ISTE STANDARDS

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Innovative Designer
4a. Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
4b. Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
4c. Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
4d. Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

Create a storyboard for the video. 

Integrated Arts

  • Students learn how to take photos and create a video. 
  • Students learn the fundamentals of creating a video. 

Science

  • Students can create a video to teach how plants grow. 
  • Students can create a video to show the four different seasons. 

CREDITS
This task card was created by Courtney Conley, Utica Community Schools, April 2020.