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  • 1. KID PIX & KEY COMPETENCIES inking Managing Self • Critical thinking – when working in a digital format refinements can be made • Time management/goal setting instantaneously. ”What is the appropriate tools • Fosters confidence, can-do attitude I can use to present/ communicate my information clearly and effectively?” Relating to Others • Creative thinking – colour, line, form, imagery, links, text, meaning, imagination, • Interacting with others to plan, negotiate, preferences…the sky is the limit! “What construct, present and evaluate. unusual or innovative idea can I design?” • “Users and creators of knowledge” (NZ Using language, symbols and texts curriculum) • Reading behaviours - encourages children to use picture cues and to make predictions. Participating and Contributing • To use verbal and visual features to • In groups, children learn to balance roles and communicate information. responsibilities • Accessibility – ICT assists children to • When using ICT children are engaged and confidently overcome barriers. motivated
  • 2. KID PIX INTRODUCTION/INTEGRATION Why use Kid Pix? Good teachers are always on the alert for the teachable moment - opportunities that arise when students are excited, engaged, and primed to learn. Recognising that computers are here to stay, savvy teachers are now also on the lookout for intrinsically motivating software that maximizes the learning potential of instructional technology. •Can be integrated into numerous curriculum areas. Children can learn the skills of Kid Pix in a learning context and apply them to a range of learning areas. •It is the number-one bestselling art software for children. •Inspires children to express their natural creativity. •Quality sound and graphics. •Directly import photos into and then manipulate them. •Add sound tracks and record voice (much better than getting your eighteen 5 year olds to type their text in!) •You can easily export your Kid Pix projects into movie format. •A wide range of templates to use and the option of teachers creating specific templates for children to use. •Presentation of Kid Pix using the slideshow option and/or exporting to another piece of software, wiki…. •A multi-faceted, easy-to-use software program that can be adapted to enhance just about any lesson or curriculum area.
  • 3. INTEGRATION IDEAS
  • 4. Students can use Kid Pix to make their own slide presentations, illustrating concepts they've learned and information they've researched. Students can also use Kid Pix to create maps, calendars, and graphs, demonstrating how graphics can be used to interpret and convey quantitative information.
  • 5. Task Cards • How many ways can you make this number? • Sequencing • Size • Measurement • Patterns……..
  • 6. 1 2 4 columns 4 rows 3 4 4 colors 4 2x2 blocks One of the reasons why suduko is so popular is that the rules are so easy to learn but the puzzles are difficult to master. A traditional suduko puzzle is a 9x9 grid which consists of 3x3 smaller grids, refered to as regions. e initial suduko grid starts with a few numbers already in the boxes. To complete the puzzle the empty grids must be filled in. e empty boxes should be filled in such a way so that each row, column and region contains the numbers one through nine.
  • 7. Make sure you don’t have the same colors in any row or column.
  • 8. A 6 X 6 for experts!
  • 9. ey can have colors, shapes, numbers or anything else.
  • 10. Create an activity for your children to use in your numeracy programme. You could create your own template that your children could use 1. ‘Ctrl T’ to access teacher menu 2. Save your work 3. File / Publish to Idea Machine