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KixPix '10

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KidPix... What is it?! (Paige Straub)


KidPix is a drawing computer program for children.  It provides drawing and paint tools, that allow for a variety of different uses.  It is easy for children to navigate and good for use in the classroom. 


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Pros... (Krina Gobster)


~Very easy to use for all ages

~Does not require previous knowledge of program for general use

~Instructions would be easy to give

~Pictures are very clear for young children so no reading is neccessary 

~Access is most likely going to be available at any school or public location

~You can do ANYTHING if you take the time to explore the program


Cons... (Krina Gobster) 


~It is super easy to go wild in this program! Children would need to be given free time for a number of minutes before using tis program for an assignment

~There is so much to do with the program some students may feel overwhelmed. THis may also make it hard for students to feel finished with a project 


Resources for Future Use... (Katelyn Mullan)


This site has many lesson ideas that include using KidPix: http://www.uvm.edu/~jmorris/kidpix.html#Examples


This site has many lesson ideas categorized by grade level that include KidPix: http://www.alienteacher.com/kidpix.htm


This site has a many tutorials on how to use KidPix in the classroom: http://www.learningelectric.com/kidpix.htm


This site offers answers to many questions including why KidPix is a useful tool in the classroom: http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/software/resources/kidpix.html


This site has all the information you could ever need about KidPix!: http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/kidpix.htm




Students Uses (Katelyn Mullan)

  • Students can create their own pictures and write sentences about them.
  • Students can use KidPix as a way to illustrate their findings in a research project.
  • Use to create a picture of their family at the beginning of the year. 
  • Create Word Art- or a piece of art that includes a word (maybe each student has a spelling word)
  • Create charts to represent their knowledge (Venn Diagrams) 
  • AND many others! This tool allows children to be as creative as they want.  


Teacher Uses (Katelyn Mullan)

  • Create a schedule for the day visually so the students can see it. 
  • Organize information when doing things together as a class. 
  • Help students visualize things better through drawing pictures or creating figures. 
  • Create a visual representaton of the classroom rules.  



Examples (Paige Straub, Krina Gobster, and Katelyn Mullan)









References... (Paige Straub, Krina Gobster, and Katelyn Mullan)



Gursky, Kathy. (2003). The School Bell. KidPix Addition Equations. Retrieved from http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/math/kidpix_add/kidpix.html



Morris, Joyce L. (2000, June 11). KidPix Resources. Retrieved from http://www.uvm.edu/~jmorris/kidpix.html#Examples




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