Authentic Lessons for 21st Century Learning


Shayna Pond | Published: August 25th, 2022 by K20 Center


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A completely free and simple to use cross-platform compatible animation tool. Students can create their own animations by sketching keyframes on a timeline using any tablet with digital drawing capability.



With Pencil2D you can engage students in sharing their learning through the creation of animated gif memes, moving models of concepts, animated explanations/summaries of their learning, or by creating their own animated short stories.


  1. Navigate to and select "Download now!"

  2. Choose the version that matches your computer platform (e.g. Windows, Mac, Linux) and follow the download protocol provided. You may need to reach out to your school IT admin to download to student devices in your classroom.

  3. Explore tutorials on, share them with your students, and dream up a classroom activity that inspires students to stretch creatively and demonstrate their knowledge through animation!