Creating Engaging Printable Learning Activities for Kids Engaging Printable Learning Activities for Kids Susan Prabulos, ... Flashcards)) 1. ... Select the Click to add title box by clicking on it

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<ul><li><p> http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p> Creating Engaging Printable Learning Activities for Kids </p><p>Susan Prabulos, NETA 2011 sprabul@lps.org </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>PowerPoint Flashcards ......................................................................................................... 2 PowerPoint Go Fish ................................................................................................................ 6 PowerPoint Game Boards...................................................................................................11 Using AutoShapes........................................................................................................................... 11 Using SmartArt Graphics ............................................................................................................. 18 </p><p>PowerPoint Game Spinners ...............................................................................................23 Using Charts ..................................................................................................................................... 23 Using SmartArt Graphics ............................................................................................................. 26 </p><p>Ideas...........................................................................................................................................29 Tips and Tricks.......................................................................................................................30 Online Sources........................................................................................................................33 Microsoft Image Gallery............................................................................................................... 33 Lettering Delights .......................................................................................................................... 33 Math Clipart ..................................................................................................................................... 33 Spinner Arrows............................................................................................................................... 33 </p></li><li><p>2 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p>PowerPoint Flashcards 1. Decide on Slide Orientation. </p><p>If you want the flashcards to be landscape orientation skip this step. If you want the flashcards to be portrait orientation: Go to File-Page Setup in the menu bar. Click on the Slides Portrait button and click OK. </p><p> 2. Change Slide Layout. </p><p>PowerPoint defaults to a title slide layout when creating a new project. When creating flashcards it is best to use the Title and Content layout, Title Only layout, or the Blank Layout. </p><p> Title and Content Layout </p><p> Title Only Layout Blank Layout </p><p> To change the layout, click Slide Layouts in the Element Gallery. </p><p> Then click on the layout you want. The slide will automatically be changed. I will be using the Title and Content Layout for this example. Each flashcard will contain text and an image. </p><p>Side Note: Landscape Portrait </p></li><li><p>3 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p> 3. Set Font, size, and style. </p><p>I often change the font and size of the text to make it more kid friendly. Select the Click to add title box by clicking on it. Then, either use the Formatting Palette (View-Formatting Palette) or go to Format-Font in the Menu Bar. For this example, I selected the font Comic Sans MS at size 115. </p><p> 4. Duplicate Slide. </p><p>Once the first slide is setup you will want to duplicate it for the remaining slides. Go to Insert-Duplicate Slide in the Menu bar. Repeat this step until you have the desired about of slides. Then go back and alter the content of the duplicated slides. </p><p> 5. Adding Images </p><p>Adding Clip Art PowerPoint comes with a small amount of clipart. To access the installed clipart click the Insert Clip Art icon in the content area of the slide or click Insert-Picture-Clip Art in the Menu Bar. </p><p> The Clipart Gallery will launch. </p><p> Look through the categories, click on the image you want, and click the blue Insert button. </p></li><li><p>4 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p>Adding Photos You may want to add photos taken by you or from other online sources. Click the Insert Picture From File Button. </p><p> Located the image on your computer and click the blue Insert button. </p><p> 6. Viewing Slides </p><p>You can use the Slide Sorter View to see all of your flash cards at one time. Either go to View-Slide Sorter in the Menu Bar or click on the Slide Sorter icon in the bottom left-hand side of the screen. </p><p>7. Printing Slides can be printed 1 to 16 on a page depending on the size of flash card you want. Click File-Print in the Menu Bar. Using Print Handouts: Change Print What from Slides to Handouts. </p></li><li><p>5 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p> I selected Handouts (4 slides per page). </p><p>Slides will be framed with a border. You can turn off the border if you dont want it by un-checking the Frame Slides box. </p><p> The 26 slides will be printed on seven pages. </p></li><li><p>6 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p>PowerPoint Go Fish Making the Content Side of the Cards 1. Change Slide Orientation. </p><p>Go to File-Page Setup in the menu bar. Click on the Slides Portrait button and click OK. </p><p> 2. Change Slide Layout. </p><p>PowerPoint defaults to a title slide layout when creating a new project. When creating a Go Fish game it is best to use the Title Only layout or the Blank Layout. Note: If you use the Blank layout you will need to add the text boxes and any images manually. To change the layout, click Slide Layouts in the Element Gallery. </p><p> Then click on the layout you want. The slide will automatically be changed. </p></li><li><p>7 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p>Title Only Layout Blank Layout </p><p> I will be using the Title Only Layout for this example. </p><p> Click and drag the title box to the center of the slide. </p><p>3. Set Font, size, and style. I often change the font and size of the text to be more kid friendly. Select the Click to add title box by clicking on it. Then, either use the Formatting Palette (View-Formatting Palette) or go to Format-Font in the Menu Bar. For this example, I used Comic Sans MS at size 166. </p><p> 4. Duplicate Slide. </p><p>Once the first slide is setup you will want to duplicate it for the remaining slides. Go to Insert-Duplicate Slide in the Menu bar. Repeat this step until you have the desired about of slides. Then go back and alter the content of the duplicated slides. You will need each content slide repeated twice. </p><p> Making the Decorative Side of the Cards 1. Insert a New Slide. Go the Insert-New Slide in the Menu Bar. </p><p>Change the slide layout to Title and Content. Type in a title for your game. </p><p> 2. Change the Slide Background. </p><p>I like to change the slide background to a color other than white. This makes it harder for opponents to see the content on another players cards. Go to Format-Slide Background in the Menu Bar. </p></li><li><p>8 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p> Click the arrows on the color bar and select a color for the slide. </p><p> Click Apply when you are done. NOTE: Do not click Apply to All or the content slides will also be changed. </p><p> 3. Add Clip Art. Go to Insert-Clipart in the Menu Bar. The Clipart Gallery will open. </p></li><li><p>9 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p>Look through the categories, click on the image you want, and click the blue Insert button. </p><p> 4. Viewing and Duplicating Slides. </p><p>We will need a decorative slide for each content slide we have. I find it easiest to duplicate the slides in the slide sorter view. You can use the Slide Sorter View to see all of your flash cards at one time. Either go to View-Slide Sorter in the Menu Bar or click on the Slide Sorter icon in the bottom left-hand side of the screen. Click on the decorative slide to select it. Click Insert-Duplicate Slide in the Menu Bar. Create a decorative slide for each content slide you have. </p><p> 5. Moving Slides </p><p>Once in the Slide Sorter view you can click and drag slides to new locations within the PowerPoint. </p><p> Slides 1-6 should be content slides. Slides 7-12 should be decorative. Follow this pattern of 6 for the rest of the slides. </p><p>6. Printing Click File-Print in the Menu Bar. Change Print What from Slides to Handouts. </p></li><li><p>10 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p> I selected Handouts (6 slides per page). A simple way to print on both sides of the paper is to print page 1 (first six slides) and then flip it over and put it back in the printer and print page 2 (slides 7-12). I like to print these on cardstock and laminate them. **If you have a duplex printer you can print on both sides of the page at the same timecontent on one side and decorative on the other. </p></li><li><p>11 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p>PowerPoint Game Boards </p><p> Using AutoShapes 1. Decide on Slide Orientation. </p><p>If you want the flashcards to be landscape orientation skip this step. If you want the flashcards to be portrait orientation: Go to File-Page Setup in the menu bar. Click on the Slides Portrait button and click OK. </p><p>2. Change Slide Layout. PowerPoint defaults to a title slide layout when creating a new project. When creating board games it is best to use the Blank Layout. </p><p> Blank Layout </p><p> To change the layout, click Slide Layouts in the Element Gallery. </p><p>Then click on the layout you want. The slide will automatically be changed. </p></li><li><p>12 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p> 3. Adding AutoShapes. First, decide on the shape you want the tiles of the board game to be. PowerPoint offers a variety of shapes, which include, squares, circles, hexagons, and more. For this example, I will be using squares. Go to Insert-Picture-AutoShapes in the Menu Bar. A small toolbar will appear. Click on the first button and select the square shape. Your mouse will turn into a plus sign. You can click and drag to create a square or if you simply click the mouse a square will appear. </p><p>4. Changing an AutoShape. Auto shapes will default to having a gradient blue color, blue outline, and a shadow. I almost always change the AutoShape to fit my design needs. Double-click on the AutoShape you created to format it. </p><p>5. Creating Duplicate AutoShapes. Click on the AutoShape you created to select it. Click Edit-Copy in the Menu Bar to copy the shape. </p><p>Side Note: You can also use keyboard shortcuts to Copy and Paste! Mac: </p><p>Command C- Copy Command P- Paste </p><p>Windows: Control C- Copy Control V- Paste </p></li><li><p>13 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p>Then click Edit-Paste in the Menu Bar to make a duplicate shape. </p><p> Click and drag to move the shapes around the slide. You can also click to select a shape and then use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move it around the slide. </p><p> Have fun designing your game layout. You can always do the basic rectangle shapebut kids love it when game boards take different twists and turns. </p><p> 6. Moving to a second slide. </p><p>Once you are done laying out the first slide you will want to make sure everything lines up on the second slide. </p><p> Here is my first slide layout completed. I need to copy the last shape I placed on the board. When you copy this shape you are also copying its location. </p></li><li><p>14 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p> Click on the last shape and then click Edit-Copy in the Menu Bar. </p><p>Create a second slide by clicking Insert-New Slide in the Menu Bar. </p><p> Once you are on the new slide click Edit-Paste in the Menu Bar. The shape will be in exactly the same location it was on the first slide. </p></li><li><p>15 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p> Click on the shape and use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move it over to the opposite side of the slide. </p><p>The shapes are now perfectly lined up between the slides. Now continue the board by finishing the second slide. </p></li><li><p>16 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p>7. Changing the slide background. Adding a colored background can really help create a theme for a game. </p><p> Click Format-Slide Background in the Menu Bar. </p><p>You will see buttons to change the color, add a gradient, or add a picture. </p><p>I am going to create an ocean theme for this board so I will change the background to blue. </p><p> Make sure to click Apply To All so the background color goes onto both slides. </p><p> The slides now have a blue background. </p></li><li><p>17 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p> 8. Adding a title with Word Art. </p><p>Click Insert-Word Art in the Menu Bar. You will see several choices appear in the Gallery above your slide. </p><p>Select a style you like and click on it. A text box will appear in the center of the slide. Type in the title you would like for your game. You can resize the title just like you would resize normal text. </p><p>There are many other ways you can enhance and change Word Art. Try double-clicking the text box of the Word Art you inserted to get creative. </p><p> 9. Adding Clip Art. </p><p>Clip art and graphics are probably the most important part of creating an engaging game board. </p><p> PowerPoint comes with a small amount of clip art. You can also access the Online Microsoft Image Gallery to find more choices. See the section of this handout entitled Online Sources for more instructions. </p><p> Go to Insert-Clip Art in the Menu Bar. The Clip Art Gallery will open. </p></li><li><p>18 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p>Locate the clip art you want, click on it, and click Insert. You can then resize and move the clip art as you desire. </p><p>10. Printing your game board. Go to File-Print in the Menu Bar. A print dialogue box will appear. You dont need to make any changes here. Just press print and the slides will each be printed on a full sheet of paper. </p><p>Using SmartArt Graphics 1. Decide on Slide Orientation. </p><p>If you want the flashcards to be landscape orientation skip this step. If you want the flashcards to be portrait orientation: Go to File-Page Setup in the menu bar. Click on the Slides Portrait button and click OK. </p></li><li><p>19 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p>2. Change Slide Layout. PowerPoint defaults to a title slide layout when creating a new project. When creating board games it is best to use the Blank Layout. </p><p> Blank Layout </p><p> To change the layout, click Slide Layouts in the Element Gallery. </p><p>Then click on the layout you want. The slide will automatically be changed. </p><p>3. Adding a SmartArt Graphic. Click on SmartArt Graphics in the Gallery above the slide. </p><p>You will see several choices. Click on Process and find the Basic Bending Process graphic. </p><p> A Text Pane and the graphic will appear on the slide. </p></li><li><p>20 http://www.thedigitalscoop.com/ </p><p> 4. Resizing the SmartArt Graphic </p><p>Use the sizing handles to click and pull the edges of the SmartArt Graphic to each edge of the slide. </p><p> 5. Adding additional game spaces. </p><p>Add additional bullet points to the Text Pane to create more game spaces in the graphic. Click on the Green Plus button to add bullet points and the red minus to remove them. </p><p> Add an additional 15 bullet points...</p></li></ul>

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