Watch Pear Tree's Students' Slowmation Project

Paul Romani

Students at Pear Tree Education made a series of slowmation videos as part of their spring break course at the 21st century learning centre

Using still photography and a combination of materials, including clay, paper, and Lego, the students tell the story of Super Pig.
The story seems to be that an ordinary pig lives on a farm, acquires special powers after eating healthy fruit (ties in nicely with Kids Can Cook!), and then flies to the moon with a duck. Super Pig then does battle with Dr. Snake.
From an educational perspective, the course involved technology (cameras, video editing on a SMARTboard), drama (voice overs and role play), language arts, art, problem solving, decision making, and a lot of team work.
(These videos are hosted on a private channel on YouTube, and can only be accessed from Pear Tree’s blog. The videos can be made available for download from the Pear Tree website upon parental request.)
Paris

Emine

Sienna

Sakura