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 (Tobii Dynavox) version of this title which is designed to be customized for the students in your class.
Here is the simple song (a song button is available to provide the necessary tune).
Who came to school today?
(Student name), (Student name).
(Student name) came to school today.
Can he/she say hi?
This title is a definite favorite for morning circle in early childhood and special education classrooms. It allows students to become familiar with the names of their classmates, while offering an opportunity to practice a morning greeting. It also works on the pronouns he/she. An element of surprise has been added to the activity … an array of 12 buttons allows the Facilitator to ‘go to’ specific pages customized for individual students. A multifaceted star in the upper left corner of the pink header allows you to go back to the beginning of the song/back to the launch pad. This resource provides a variety of ways to provide a greeting. If you wish to offer only the greeting, ‘hi’ feel free to change the accompanying sound (just select, hi child V from the list of sounds associated with the final animation in the sound section of custom animation.
To customize this resource, simply double click on the xxxxxx placeholders and type in the name of the target student (do not delete the xxx’s, simply ‘type over them’). To substitute the photo face of a target student, right click on the existing face image placeholder, select the change picture command, then navigate to a folder where you are storing all the photo faces (with transparent backgrounds) of your students. Select the photo face of the target child, then select insert. Presto! The photo face has now successfully replaced the original face.
A series of blog posts are available on the Animated Step-by-Step blog to guide you in this process.