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KidPix Hotlist

KidPix is a painting and drawing program that combines sounds, graphics, and special effects to make multimedia projects.

Sample the following Internet sites to learn more about using KidPix in classroom activities.

 

Tutorials, Helpful Hints, and How-tos

Computer and Technology Curriculum in Early Childhood
Computer technology curriculum for Kindergarten and 1 st grade that includes the use of KidPix.
KidPix
List of links to lesson ideas and the basics of KidPix Deluxe 3.
KidPix
Tutorial movies on KidPix lesson ideas using an earlier version of the software, but adaptable to the latest version; a few movies are free, but you must subscribe to view the rest.
KidPix (PDF)
Overview of earlier version of KidPix with a list of other KidPix websites.
KidPix Deluxe 3 Tutorials
Numerous KidPix Deluxe 3 QuickTime tutorials; QuickTime tutorials for Microsoft Office and other school productivity software as well.
KidPix In the Classroom
Links to other KidPix websites that contain lesson ideas, tutorials, and samples of students work; not all links work.
KidPix Studio
Links to other KidPix websites that include lesson ideas, templates, how to make a slide show, and how to publish KidPix slides shows on Internet; not all links work.
Some KidPix Links That May be Useful
Links to other KidPix websites that include samples of students' work from grades K-6 and how to info; not all links work.
TECHNICAL HELPS for KidPix 3
Technical help for KidPix 3.
Technology Tips and Resources
How to create a slide show using an older version of the software; how to copy and paste KidPix pictures into other programs; math lesson ideas.
Using Computers with Elementary Students Assignment II - KidPix Movie
How to create a slide show and movie; ideas for a slide show/movie.

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Lesson Ideas, Lesson Plans, Student Projects, and KidPix Templates

2nd Grade Math Symmetric and Congruent Figures
2nd grade math projects for symmetry and congruency.
A Teacher Directed KidPix Lesson
Lesson to explore the potential of all of the tools in KidPix; earlier software version, but adaptable to the current version.
Computer Curriculum Grade 2
Computer curriculum for grades 2-5, including use of KidPix.
Computer Lesson (Claris Works and KidPix)
Lesson plan for elementary level on haiku poems; uses an older version of KidPix, but adaptable to the current version.
Creating and Presenting Haiku With KidPix
Lesson for grades 3-5 on Haiku.
Enduring Understandings/Generalizations
Kindergarten unit on KidPix.
Fractions on KidPix
3rd grade math lesson plan on fractions.
Geometric Shapes
Math lesson on geometric shapes for grades 1-2; uses an older version of the software, but adaptable to the latest version.
Ideas for Using KidPix
Links to websites on ideas for using KidPix; not all links work.
KidPix Around the World
Lesson on the book KidPix Around the World for the middle grades.
KidPix Deluxe 3rd Edition
Review of KidPix Deluxe, 3 rd Edition, with ideas on how to use for religion classes.
KidPix Ideas for the Computer Lab or Classroom
Lesson ideas on a variety of subjects; grade level not specified.
KidPix Puzzles
Math lesson on geometric shapes for grades K-2.
KidPix Studio
Description of KidPix Studio; links to other KidPix websites; lesson plan for grades 1-3 on the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”; not all links work.
Self Portraits
Project ideas and samples of students’ work, some using KidPix.
Software Samples and Projects
Multimedia and slide show projects for grades 4-12; essay entitled “Why Pick KidPix?”
Technology in a Third Grade Classroom
How to use KidPix in 3 rd grade; also includes other software used in 3 rd grade.
Technology Tutorials found on the Web
Links to other KidPix websites on lesson ideas, tutorials, and samples of student work; not all links work.
Using Technology with Kindergarten Students
How to use KidPix in Kindergarten using an earlier version of the software; ideas still useful with the latest version.
Virtual Cities: A Multimedia Tour
Project on Virtual Cities for grades 5-8.
Why Pick KidPix?
Essay on Why Pick KidPix?; lesson ideas, some using KidPix and others adaptable for use with KidPix.

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Samples of Student Work

Animal Alphabet Book
1st grade students’ projects.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students’ project on Martin Luther King.
KidPix Addition Equations
Samples of 1st grade addition worksheets.
Mrs. Shaul's Fabulous Facts About the Sea
1st grade students’ projects about the sea.
Sam's portraits (drawn with KidPix) of Lego minifigs
Drawings of Lego people using KidPix.
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Books and Other Resources

Animals KidPix Activity Kit
Animal KidPix Activity Kit.
Homeschooling Supply
Book entitled KidPix Deluxe 3 Projects for the Classroom, Grades K-6.
Tall Tales KidPix Activity Kit
Tall Tales KidPix Activity Kit.
Teacher Created Resources
KidPix Activity Kits, books that teach teachers how to use KidPix, and books that contain KidPix projects from the company, Teacher Created Materials.
TechCompanion
Book entitled KidPix Deluxe 3 Projects for the Classroom for Grades K-6.
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 Lists of Other KidPix Websites

Ideas for Using KidPix
Links to websites on ideas for using KidPix; not all links work.
Technology Tutorials found on the Web
Links to other KidPix websites on lesson ideas, tutorials, and samples of student work; not all links work.
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Other Websites of Interest to Teachers

Astronomy For Kids
Website on astronomy created by teachers in Salt Lake City.
Computer Teaching Lesson Plans
Links to computer lessons plans on a variety of subjects, some that use KidPix.
How Stuff Works
Explanations on how things work, particularly electronic gadgets and computers.
Mr. Philip N. Brick - Useful Links
Links to websites of interest to teachers and students, some of which relate to KidPix.
Primary Resources
Lesson plans, activity ideas, and resources for primary grade teachers and students in all areas of the curriculum.
Purple Power
Links to many websites, games, and resources in all curricular areas that might be of interest to students and teachers.
Rubrics for Teachers
How to create rubrics and rubrics already created for a variety of subjects.
The School Bell
Links to many excellent websites for teachers and students on a variety of topics.
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