-- I just "wasted" a whole morning (!) surfing for animated gif web sites and thought maybe some of you who do animation (or even flip books) might be interested in a few sites worth looking at:
Kids animation site. Cool! http://www.snowcrest.net/kitty/hpages/zebra.html
sophisticated geometric 3-d shapes animated http://harmless.rrnet.com/~glen/gifanimation/index.html
Tom's gallery (international animation artists) http://www.multimedia.de/bittner/gallery.htm (image called "water bottle" illustrates a great way to display 3D art objects--ceramics, etc--on the web or on a local web page just for your own students and visitors or a PTA meeting.)
Introduction to Cool Kids Gif Animation Art Gallery! ( animations from kids age 5-17) http://www.kaleidoscapes.com/kc_intro.html
Animated GIF images and tools http://harmless.rrnet.com/~glen/gifanimation/index.html
Long list of pages with animated Gif's--Check out the links first! The 1st Internet Gallery of GIF89A Animation http://members.aol.com/royalef/gallery.htm
And there's still more...
You need a paint or draw program and a $20 shareware program callled "Gif Construction Set" (PC; there's another for Macs) and a Netscape 2.xx or equivalent browser. You don't have to have a website because you can view them as local web pages.
If your art classes are already doing this, I'd like to visit about your web site...