Animated Step-by-Steps are animated PowerPoints designed to address literacy, language, AAC and a host of academic goals. Each page includes a series of animations. Read the text up to the star … click … and see an animation of what you just read.
There are three versions of each resource. This is the Picture Communication Symbol Version (Tobii/Dynavox).
Apples & Bananas is a silly traditional song that is great for introducing vowels (a e i o u). This resource is typically conducted as a chant with the teacher singing a verse substituting a vowel (‘my turn’) then the students repeating the verse with the visual support of the Animated Step-by-Step. Each page concludes with an animation of the ‘apple-banana face’ and a unique laugh. With each page ‘the face’ is altered by one element (red, green, yellow apples; yellow, green, brown bananas) …. Can you figure out what changed? The resource also includes some simple patterning tasks and a section that encourages students to ‘guess the emotion’ visually constructed with apples and bananas. A song button (child’s voice) is provided to familiarize classroom staff with the tune to the Apples & Bananas Song.
This resource can be displayed on the 'big screen' (interactive whiteboard, large screen TV using Apple TV) or the 'small screen' (computer monitor, iPad/Android tablet using the free Microsoft PowerPoint app). Please visit the Animated Step-by-Steps blog for further information. http://animatedstepbysteps.blogspot.com