Ive recently been involved in delivering taster animation workshops to secondary teachers from Art and ICT departments. Many of these teachers have never attempted stop-motion animation with their students.
Its amazing what can be achieved with good, intuitive software in just 2 hours. With a little more time to focus on sound, these projects would be brilliant!
If you would like to find out more about stop-motion animation and how to get started in your school then check out the Specialist Crafts website for more information about their creative courses they run across the UK throughout the year.
It's an inexpensive way to get you trained up and you come away with a £75 voucher to spend on resources in your school! - exceptional value for money.
You can view recent projects here on YouTube and maybe share them with your class to give you some ideas. I also have a blog page devoted to animation with links to additional resources here.
Follow Specialist Crafts on twitter to find out more: @SpecCrafts