slide shows

Students of almost any age are able to create images using Appleworks, KidPix, MS Paint. Extending from a single image, students can put them together, to tell a story through a slide show.

Working with students in Grade 2, Diane Akey had her students share their learning about the Salmon they raised in their classroom.

Depending on the software, the slideshows can be saved as movies that can then be shared in the gym with the whole school or emailed to parents.


Another tool for slideshows is iPhoto.
A Living Alphabet
Letter recognition is the first stepping stone to literacy. Young
students often need a kinesthetic approach to letter recognition.

Full description is on the Apple Learning Interchange at

A more advanced project creating a book involving iPhoto,iMovie, and iTunes
Project Description
Each student selects an animal that he or she would like to know more about.
Students generate a series of questions for further study. The class explores sources of
information and discusses research and note-taking techniques. Students (with
assistance) research their animals using a variety of resources including books,
magazines, encyclopedias, and online resources. Students extract the most salient
points related to their questions and organize their notes into a meaningful sequence
to write a nonfiction piece about their animal using AppleWorks. Students must
present a draft of their story to the teacher before moving forward.
Next, students use AppleWorks painting or drawing documents to illustrate their
writing. The files are saved as GIF or JPEG files and imported into an iPhoto album for
each student. Students organize the photos in their album in the order they will
appear in a book. Students (with assistance) create a book in iPhoto with the Story
Book theme that combines their written text with their artwork. The text can be
entered directly or cut and pasted from an AppleWorks document. The book is saved
as a PDF and printed.
Next, a digital video camera is used to film each student introducing their work and
reading the text, and the clips of that student are imported into an iMovie project. The
video clips and the student’s narration are combined with the
images from the
student’s iPhoto album. Transitions, titles, music from the iTunes library, and other
elements can be added to the movie. The movie is exported as a QuickTime file and
saved on the class web page.


Here is a sample from a Surrey Grade 2 student