English Teacher, Sakuragaoka Junior and Senior High School, Japan
Paul Carr (aka kibishipaul) is a full time teacher of English as a second language at a private junior and senior high school in Japan. Student’s ages range from 11 to 18.
“I was looking for some way of creating simple animated movies for use as AV materials for my classes. Moviestorm was exactly what I needed. It is easy to use with plenty of ready made sets, stock characters and a large variety of one click animations and expressions. Perfect for me to create fast and simple movies.
The students have loved the videos and there is a lot of laughter. The Moviestorm videos make a welcome change from the standard textbooks and CDs. I have found that the students are motivated not only by the movie lessons themselves but how the animations are made. I'm planning to use Moviestorm with some small group classes I have to make short newscasts and travel reports. As I will also be teaching some younger students I will be using Moviestorm to practice certain grammatical constructions. I am also working towards making a textbook based around a short video story”
I have found that the students are motivated not only by the movie lessons themselves but how the animations are made."
"I have been working on some of my past ESL related videos, remaking them in MS for my English classes. This was originally made as a gif animation back in the Jurassic. The topic is a burglary and is intended to practice words and expressions related to facial descriptions with a side order of simple commands and assorted verb tenses. Target students had lower intermediate language skills."