KidPix - useful files and hints

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KidPix is a very useful program to use with children. Here you can find resources for this programme.

Here is a guide that I have made for Kidpix using a couple of the sites listed below for reference and screen shots of activities.


Here is a video that I have made on how to make animations using Kid Pix:


Lesson units and plans
These are unit plans using Kidpix from TKI
Kidpix Maths Learning Centre for Juniors
Creating a Kiwi Logo
Creating and following instructions using Kidpix
There are also great lesson ideas from other places on the web
LT Technologies - this site's 'How to' section seems to not be working but there are good ideas for curriculum integration.
Kidpix in the Elementary Classroom - a large number of integration ideas and good quality PDF downloadable tutorials.
Early Childhood Technology Literacy Project - A lot of great ideas and pictures that you can use for Kidpix templates.
Integrating KidPix into the Curriculum - An excellent site from Australia with ideas across most curriculum areas.
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Kidpix Tutorials
There are some excellent tutorials available on the net.
Learning.com has free educational videos and this is their Kidpix page.
Kidpix Delux 3 - an excellent site with clear explanations of how to use every aspect of Kidpix.
ITeach Kidpix - a simple and clear explanation of how to use Kidpix.
ICT U Can - Jane Nicholls has made an excellent tutorial podcast on how to use Kid Pix to podcast. Very clear and easy to understand.

Examples of Kidpix Slides
Whangaroa New Entrant Class
Some great examples of using Kidpix on this Flickr page.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7948107@N07/

Useful Tips
1) Drawing using the mouse is quite difficult so one way to support the children is to get them to draw the picture first on paper, trace the outline to transparency paper and the attach this to the screen for the kids to trace around using Kidpix tools.
2) Children can get lost in all the choices available to them in the different tools. You can cut down the number of tools available to them using the Teacher menu (hold down Control T to see this menu on a PC)