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.
This Animated Step-by-Step craft resource, Kinetic Sand, is available in three formats: Regular (no symbol support), SymbolStix (n2y) and Picture Communication Symbols (Tobii/Dynavox). This is the PCSin Version.
Kinetic sand looks and feels like wet sand, but it’s actually dry! This unique quality makes it perfect for sensory play with plastic sand molds. In fact, I delighted by all the sand mold sets that are available to nurture creativity.
Using a few simple ingredients - sand, liquid dish soap, cornstarch and food coloring (optional), you can make kinetic sand. Several websites offer recipes for making kinetic sand. This recipe (double batch) was derived from DIY/www.babyfirstblog.com. Please note this recipe does not specify the amount of water to be used as the amount apparently varies with the grade of sand that you are using. As an estimate … about ½ cup (sometimes more, sometimes less) is needed for this ASbyS craft recipe. Please add small amounts followed by stirring until you arrive at the desired sand consistency. If, over time, your sand starts to lose its ‘kinetic properties’, add a squirt or two of dish washing liquid.
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). A remote switch works especially well with the interactive whiteboard as it allows all students to quickly and easily share the ‘magic’ of activating the animations. Please visit the Animated Step-by-Steps blog for further information. http://bit.ly/2eYnW6d
Note for Symbol-Supported Versions: the symbols appear as a group AFTER all the page animations have been activated. You can then ‘re-read the page’ using the symbols and/or provide easily accessible Aided Language Stimulation relative to the content of that page. If you wish to have the symbols appear when the page first opens, you will need to do a simple and quick edit of the resource. Instructions for completing this task are available on the Animated Step-by-Steps® blog. Here is the link you will need: http://bit.ly/2eYmYXm