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 PCS Version (Tobii/Dynavox).
Down on Grandpa’s Farm is based on a popular ‘Barney’ song. It’s a fun song with lots of audience participation. There are several verses each targeting a different farm animal (hen, pig, lamb, chick, horse, cow, dog, cat) and that animal’s sound effect (cluck cluck, oink oink, etc) . Each animal is decribed by two adjectives, e.g. little red hen, big yellow dog, silky black cat. There is a page designed to explore alternative adjectives for each animal. A song track can be use to familiarize staff with the tune. I typically use this song button as a summation after exploring the page first as a literacy agenda. An alternative static page has been included to allow staff to sing the page without the animations.
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 on the creative use of these educational resources. http://animatedstepbysteps.blogspot.com