SAM Animation is an iCreate to Educate product which allows the user to create stop animation videos. It has both an iPad and desktop version which is nice because it adds extra versatility in the classroom. I think this is a great product to have kids use to show their understanding of concepts with some creativity. The software is easy to use and appropriate for kids of any age. SAM Animation also has some previously created videos available on their website. These videos are broken down by subject, and show the wide versatility of the program. Another benefit of SAM Animation is the many workshops they offer. This includes on-site profesional development workshops for schools and districts.
While SAM Animation is a product that would need to be purchased it seems very reasonable. To start, they offer a free limited download for desktops and the iPad version is available for only $4.99. They also take into account mass purchasing for schools offering 1, 5,and 10 packs as well as a school license.