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YCIS BJ Curriculum Planning Topic

Topic: ICT Subject: Year 2 ICT Weeks: 23 34

N.C. Ref/s: ICT KS1 1b, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b

Learning Objectives:

Inquiry Skills: Creating Models Making Decisions Replicating Identifying Variables

Outline of Content:

Teaching Strategies: Demonstration Discussion Explanation Multimedia Presentation Questioning Whole Class

Assessment Methods & Success Criteria: Discussion Questioning

To understand that computers can be used to create real and imaginary pictures To understand some of the needs of the audience To be able to meet some of the needs of their audience To be able to make a voice recording to give information

Discuss with the class the meaning of real and imaginary, and how computers can be used to make both types of pictures. Relate them to the students study of fiction and non-fiction books in their Literacy lessons. Discuss what they have learned about mountain and forest habitats in their Topic lessons. Inform them that they will make a real picture of an animal in its habitat. Ask the students for examples of animals that live in either a mountain or forest habitat. Point out that animals that live in Africa, such as elephants, lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, zebras and cheetahs, do not live in either of these habitats (so they should not choose them). Open Kid Pix Deluxe and demonstrate how to add a sticker (clipart image) of an animal, and change its orientation and size using the Shift key, to maintain proper proportions (so as not to distort the image). Ask the students to go to their computers, open Kid Pix Deluxe and add a sticker of an animal of their choice that lives in either of the two habitats. Ask them to experiment with resizing the image while holding the

I can add three pictures of an animal and its habitat. I can resize the pictures so the animals that are far away are smaller. I can add a title, my name and class, and two sentences about the animal and its habitat.

Animal pictures are not distorted. All text is easy to read. The title is the largest text and near the top of the

Shift key to prevent the image from being distorted as they resize it. Show how to add a background image of a nature scene / habitat. Ask for a student to come to the computer attached to the IWB to demonstrate how to save the document in the IT Class Folder. Ask the students to add an appropriate habitat picture (nature-scene background) for their animal, and to save their work. Ask to have another student check that they have entered everything (their name, class, Habitat and their computer number) properly in the Save As dialog box before clicking the Save button. Bring the students together again and ask them if the size of something looks different when it is far away. Discuss how things look smaller the farther away they are. Ask them to add two more pictures of the same animal to their picture, and to resize the animal stickers and position them so one of the animals is in the foreground, one is in the center of the scene and one is in the distance. Bring the students together again and inform them that they should add a title (the name of their animal), their name and class, and two sentences about their animal (EAL students can add a single short sentence). Add these to the page (for the sentences, add something like Monkeys live in the jungle. They like to eat bananas.). Position some of the text so it is difficult to read against the background (due to poor contrast between the text and the background), and ask the students what

page. Spelling is correct. Capitalization is correct.

Has voice recording about my picture. My name is ________. Im in ________. This is an imaginary picture because _________.

can be done to make it more readable. Demonstrate that for text to be readable a dark background requires light-coloured text, and a light background requires darkcoloured text. Ask them for ideas on how to make text readable over a multi-coloured background. Show how to add a singlecoloured rectangle behind their text when the background is both light and dark. Show them how to use the Eyedropper tool to pick up a colour from the background to use for their rectangle. Discuss the importance of making the title the largest text on the page. Ask them to add a title (the name of their animal), their name and class, and two sentences about their animal and its habitat. Introduce meeting the needs of their audience. Ask them what an audience is. Explain that their audience is also anyone who will be looking at their picture (or story, or whatever they have created). Ask for examples of their audiences needs. Suggest that a basic need their audience has is to be able to read all of the text on their page. Review what they learned in the last lesson about how to make text more readable against its background. Discuss how ensuring that all text is readable is meeting their audiences need to be able to read the text. Ask for other ways they can ensure their audiences needs are met. Suggest the following as other ways to meet their audiences needs: Ensuring the animal pictures are not distorted (by holding the Shift key when resizing them), ensuring spelling and capitalization are correct,

ensuring the title is the largest (so it is clear what their drawing is about), ensuring the other text is not too small, and ensuring they have used readable fonts. Ask the students to assess their own work against the success criteria regarding meeting their audiences needs, and then to assess a peers work against the success criteria. Ask the students what they have learned about meeting their audiences needs while creating their pictures. Ask them to discuss what they learned with another student. For the students who finished their drawings, review how computers can be used to create imaginary/fantasy pictures. Ask the students to create an imaginary picture of an animal in a habitat other than its own. Demonstrate how to make a voice recording in Kid Pix and insert it in their picture. Ask them to add a voice recording explaining why their picture is an imaginary picture. Ask those who finish early to use any tools of their choosing in Kid Pix to draw any picture they want. Tell them to add some sentences describing their picture, and to ensure they consider their audience as they work.

Key Resources: Key Vocabulary: Cross Curricular:

IWB, iMac and Macbook computers, Kid Pix Deluxe, Finder habitat, text, readable, needs, audience, distort, spelling, capitalization, font, assess, record, voice, discuss Mountains and Forests Topic unit