-Kid Pix Across The Curriculum
Kid Pix is a very
versatile software program to use in the classroom and computer lab
settings as an instructional tool. It is very easy for the
children to learn, due to the visual nature of it's tools and
menus. There are many ways to integrate KidPix activities across
the curriculum to extend classroom learning.
here to view samples of student work in KidPix that meets
curricular standards in the various subject areas.
Tutorial - A Walk Through KidPix
What's On The Screen?
For a brief walk through of the opening KidPix
#2: What's On The Menus?
For a brief walk through of the KidPix
menus click here.
#3: Design A Kid Pix Project
Now that you can use the tools and the menu, you can
practice your new skills as you work on a KidPix project for your
For another nice KidPix Studio Deluxe Tutorial online click
- for Mac and PC
If your KidPix project
includes a template for your students to work on (ex. a blank quilt
patch to paint), you should lock it to prevent it from being modified
by your students. Note: make sure you make 3 locked copies
of your template and name the files accordingly (quilt1, quilt2,
quilt3) in case students accidentally delete the original file.
CREATE A TEMPLATE READ ONLY
FILE FOR PC'S
Once file is saved go to
Windows Explorer Start/Programs/Windows Explorers
1. Open Kpsdlux, then open
the folder where ever the file is located ex. drive: a 2. Right click
on file to read-only
3. Click on properties
4. Click in read-only box/ok
5. Now your file cannot be written on unless you use File/Save As is
A TEMPLATE READ ONLY FILE for MACS
1. Save your file
2. Find you file on your hard drive or your floppy disk
3. Click once on the Kid Pix icon
4. While file is selected (not opened), click File – Get Information
5. Click in box to lock your file. You will see a little lock next to
6. Now your file cannot be written on unless you use File/Save As
reating some unique KidPix
project templates tp add to the database below.
Once your KidPix file is created, save it to the harddrive,
and e-mail it here. Send
it as an attachment with the information below. Copy and paste the
categories to the body of your e-mail.
Grade Level of Project:
Instructions for Use:
Click on the links below to find KidPix project
templates to download for your curricular initiatives. Should you
find any other great links on the Net, please
KidPix Slide Shows
To learn how to create a slide show in KidPix click
The KidPix slide show can be saved as a slide show
where the slide show is opened in Kid Pix. It can be saved as a
Standalone slide show which can run on computers that don't have KidPix.
Saving as a quicktime movie(Macintosh) or Avi (windows) means the slide
show can be included in other applications eg for inclusion into web
Below are a few tutorials for putting KidPix on the web.
Here is a nice example of a KidPix seasons slide show on
web. You can copy and paste the source code from this slide
show to post your slide show on the web. Just change the file
names of the images you want to display. If you want to insert
more than 4 pictures you will have to copy and paste additional source
Making animations on KidPix is much like making a
slideshow. Learn how to make your own animation using Kid Pix
Deluxe and Microsoft Gif Animator
Students can write poems. Choose
"Alphabet Text" from the Goodies menu. Then have them type their poems
in simple sentences. "I like ice cream.....or....Mom is great.........."
Then click "ok". Go to the paintbrush and draw a picture. The sentence
will appear on the screen as their picture. They can drag the paintbrush
several times and the sentence will continue.
Stamp Sizes- There are four sizes to stamps. The smallest is the regular
stamp. Then, if you push the "option" key it gets bigger. If you press
the "Shift" key, it gets bigger, and if you press "Option" and "Shift"at
the same time, it gets even bigger.
Stamps- If you double click on a stamp, it will take you to the Stamp
Editor. You can use it to make new stamps. In addition, you can always
go back to the original stamp.
copyright November 2002, Susan McBride-Wentzell
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