Wednesday in the Computer Lab Making a Slide Show
This lesson is the same for both the Jan Brett pictures and the Bill Peet pictures.
|TIME REQUIRED||This lesson should take between 45 minutes and an hour.|
Install Kid Pix on the computers.
Make an alias of the start up icon.
How to make alias: Click on startup icon one time to select it. Go to the finder and under file select "make alias". This will make a copy of the startup icon. Drag the extra startup icon to the desktop or another easy place for your young students to find.
Read the chapter on Slide Show beginning on page 72 from the user's guide. Sit at a computer and try using the tools the guide teaches about.
|MATERIALS||Kid Pix Deluxe 3 software|
Objective: Students will learn to make a multimedia slide show retelling the beginning, middle and end of a story.
Anticipatory Set: Tell the students they are going to make a movie with sounds and transitions using the pictures they drew yesterday.
Input: Here's where you teach them how to use the software. They will sit and listen for your whole brief explanation and then when they go to their own computers, you will guide them too.
1) Open Kid Pix and click on the slide show icon in bottom right hand corner. This will take you to a page of slides.
2) Open the pictures from yesterday and put one on each slide.
3) Click on the movie camera icon and choose the timing for each slide. You will see and orange box under each slide. Click on that box.
4) Choose the transitions by clicking on the red boxes between the slides.
5) Add sounds to the transitions.
6) Watch the show by clicking on the green play arrow.
Checking for Understanding: Quiz the students on what you taught them by going through the steps and asking for guidance.
Guided Practice: Send them off to their own computers to make their shows. Walk them through the steps as they go the first time.
Closure/Informal assessment: Get out a talking piece (I use the learning ball) and pass it around letting the students share what they learned.