(S, 2016)



Evaluation Matrix

Name of teaching resource

Animaker – Earth’s Rotation

Weblink (if web based)

Earth’s Rotation – Created  by Heather Knight

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

This resource is suitable for teachers to use as part of a science lesson with year 3 students

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

This resource is better suited to whole class involvement.  It could be used as to show small groups of students as well, as it is quite short.

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

The resource I have created has been designed specifically for year 3 Science

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

This resource is fantastic.  I really enjoyed editing this short film and watching it come alive.  It is colourful, fun and engaging!  It is only for teachers use as it would be too complex for young minds to navigate.  However, I believe any film created using this resource will keep the students focused on the topic.

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

It is time consuming and can be a quite tedious.  It took a little while to familiarise myself with the workings of the website, although once I had figured it out it did get a lot easier.  The only other weakness is, to be able to download your creation, you need to pay a subscription.  This can be cancelled at any time.

Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

This resource can be used for any grade on any topic.  You just have to become a little creative.  On my particular film, I would really enjoy editing it further and making it appropriate for years 4 and 5 by going more in depth and even branching off into the solar system.


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Museum Victoria. (n.d.). The sun and the seasons. Retrieved from Museum Victoria:

National Geographic. (2011, January 21). Seasons. Retrieved from National geographic:

National Geographic. (2012, December 5). Axis. Retrieved from National Geographic:

Plesser, R., & Heffernan, J. (n.d.). The spinning Earth: Your world is tilted. Retrieved from Learn NC:

S, V. (2016). Animaker [Image]. Retrieved from



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