I had students choose a topic about spring that they were interested
in to create an e-book in PowerPoint. They added animations
and sound to make their project more exciting. They took digital
photos of themselves, cropped them in KidPix, and designed a background
to add them to the slideshow. I created a website to link the kids
pictures to their slideshow to be viewed in a literacy fair.
Become familiar with an electronic book
Learn to use a digital camera
Become familiar with PowerPoint to insert pictures created
in KidPix, clipart, and photos from the internet.
Type a story to go with their photographs and pictures.
what an electronic book was and took a look at some on the
Internet. The students were inspired to create their own. They
researched for photos and information on the internet. They
used KidPix, PowerPoint, and the digital camera.
The students created their own ebooks and presented them to the class.
I evaluated them based on how well they were able to independently
insert graphics, text, and animations.
It was a good idea to put them in groups, it created more motivation
and they felt good about doing a project with another person. More
ideas were exchanged and if one person knew one technical skill,
he helped the pother person in the group. For future books,
I would like to see students add riddles and guess the idiom books.
The little books also make nice gifts for mother and father's day
presents. If you are creating a website, the PowerPoint slideshows
can be easily saved as a website or be linked to a web page.
Student Work Samples
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