SAM Animation is software that empowers students and teachers to express their ideas and develop understandings using stop-motion animation. The software takes a live video image from a USB webcam, and the user can "snap" still images to build up frame-by-frame animations, or simply a digital flipbook.
Students use stop-motion as a way of predicting the results of an experiment, reporting the findings, or telling the story of a favorite book.
In 2010 the increased traction and successful research of SAM Animation spurred the spin-off company of iCreate to Educate, which is now the exclusive developer and distributor of current and future versions of SAM.
Watch sample animations and download the free software version from iCreate's website here.