Testing Shape layers

A colleague of mine recently gave me a animation tip. It is a tool called Shape layer in After Effects. The only experience I had of Shape layer was that it accidentally popped up by mistake as the old Office Assistant would do in the Windows ’97. It always interrupted your work and you never wanted it’s assistance.
Anyway, Shape layer turned out to be a terrific and creative tool for the making of instructional and educational videos in a more bold manner than a Power point presentation. This video is a pilot project that I put together to learn the tool. It is definitely a tool I’ll teach to my students too!