In my 7th and 8th grade Digital Media classes, I incorporate animation into our Photoshop experience. In the tutorials below, frame animation, video overlay, and rotoscope techniques are demonstrated. Once the students experiment with each technique, they choose one method as a focus to create a finished composition.
Check out this rotoscope version of a "Twenty-One Pilots" music video below. It was a great inspiration for my students!
These are also great techniques for you to use when demonstrating art concepts. What other techniques have you seen to teach animation?