P. S. 101
Unit:  Superheroes of the Millennium




Lesson 5:    Creating A Hyperstudio Slide Show

Aim:    How can we create a slide show about a real life superhero?
                    (Note: In this unit the term real-life superhero refers to a real-life person who has positively impacted society by his actions).
Materials:    HyperStudio, completed report created in lesson 4, Internet

        1.    The student creates multimedia presentations using text, images, and sound.
        2.    The student prepares and delivers a presentation.
        3.    The students develop the concept of what qualities that "heroes" or people who have favorably influenced society possess.
        4.    The students develop awareness of contributions people have made in fields such as architecture, arts, religion, science, government, business, and world peace.
        5.    The students recognize the impact of people of diverse cultures on humanity.

Vocabulary:    slide show, button, action, text object, menu, card, stack, title card

        1. Students open a new stack in HyperStudio.
        2.  To make a title card:
             Use the box tool from the tool bar to create a page border. Use the fill tool to color in the border. Choose  "Add a Text Object" from the Objects menu and write the title of the slide show (name of hero).
           Add an invisible button over the title text box and choose "Play a Sound" as an action. Record the title and author with the audio tape recorder.
            Copy the image of the person from the word processing document created in lesson 4 or from the internet. Paste on the title card on HyperStudio.
            Choose "Add a Button" from the Objects menu. Choose an icon for the button. Choose "Play a Sound" and "Next Card" as actions for the button.
        3. To create card #2:
            Choose "New Card" from the Edit menu. Clip art may be added by choosing "Add Clip Art" from the File menu. (Choosing Album or Book work well). Copy a photo from the Internet and paste onto card 2.
            Choose "Add a Text Object" from the Objects menu. Copy some of the text from the word processing document and paste it onto card 2. Add an invisible button over the text box and choose "Add a Sound." Student will record the reading of text in the text box.
            Add a button that will take the user to card #3.
          4.   To create card #3:
        Repeat the steps for creating card #2 and paste the remaining text from the word processing document.
            5. Students present completed stacks to class.

Evaluation:    Students will be evaluated on their ability to create a slide show that is attractive, contains a title card, the textual report, buttons to get to the next card, sound buttons on which each student's voice is recorded reading the report and photos of the person reported on.

Tip:    If a class slide show is being created, each student may add one card, including all of the text from the word processing document, to a class stack. Invite parents, administrators, or other classes to view the slide show or present as an assemble program.

View the completed HyperStudio show here: http://teachnet-lab.org/ps101/chornik/spielberg.stk.html 

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This slide show was created as a draft for Hyperstudio projects.
A teacher models how to create a slide show using HyperStudio,
including how to add text boxes, images and buttons.