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 3 versions of this resource.This is the Picture Communication Symbol Version (Tobii Dynavox).
This Animated Step-by-Step story, Helping Mister Potato Head, invites students to help assemble Mister Potato Head. In addition to working on body parts (eyes, nose, ears, mouth, hands) it also addresses the five senses (look, hear, smell, taste, feel) (“Yikes! I can’t hear. Help me find my pink _______”). On every page students are asked to find a specific item from a field of three. Colors are targeted in many of these requests (red, black, blue, green, pink) while a range of colors are represented in the foils provided. Whenever the student chooses the correct item the correct label is heard, “pink ears”. Whenever they touch an item not requested a simple negative, “huhugh” is heard. Whenever the star to the left of the choice box is clicked, the requested item is added to Mister Potato Head. This PowerPoint file is appropriate for use with early childhood, both regular and special education. It can be displayed on an interactive whiteboard, giving students turns activating a remote switch or it can be displayed on an iPad using the free Microsoft PowerPoint app.
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