All About Me

Start the new school year with a unique approach to an “All About Me” unit of study.

In the new TechnoKids project TechnoMe, all about mestudents in grades 1 to 3 build technology skills as they create a slide show about what makes them special. They use a Google Slides template to make a mini biography. Students tell personal facts, accomplishments, goals, and interests. On completion, they share their slide show with a friend to compare how they are similar and different. Enhance self-esteem, foster relationships, build self-awareness, and develop fundamental computer skills in a fun, inspiring technology project.

Students like to tell about themselves. But limited keyboarding and computing skills can cause frustration. Using the TechnoMe template, students are given the tools to create a fun slide show with a title page and predesigned slides that require students to complete sentence starters and insert pictures. Beginners learn to:

  • format text
  • Insert images
  • apply transitions
  • present a slide show to others
  • pose questions and listen to responses

The fun begins with a title page. On the template, students learn how to format font, size, style, and color of text. On the next slide, they finish sentences to tell basic facts about themselves.

all about me

Beginners experience success with the TechnoMe template.


In following activities, students search for pictures to illustrate their goals and things they like. They learn to resize and move images. Optional suggestions include inserting student photos, printing the slides, and creating a class bulletin board.
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To finish, transitions are added to the slide show and then it is shared with friends. Students are encouraged to discover similarities and differences in the shared projects.

TechnoMe includes many optional extension activities with ideas to challenge students to create additional slides.

Spark student interest with this fun, new project using Google Apps for Education!

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About TechnoHella

Hella Comat, Curriculum Writer - Hella Comat is a dedicated professional, who has taught in the education system for more than 30 years. As a pioneer of technology integration in Ontario public schools she was one of the first teachers to introduce the internet, video conferencing, web design, and multimedia learning activities to teachers and students in the Halton Board. To inspire teachers to use technology, she has led sessions for the Touch Technology program, ran workshops at education conferences, and sat on numerous advisory committees related to technology-issues. In recent years she taught the Computer in the Classroom course, at York University. Her lifelong commitment to teaching and learning was acknowledged when she was honored as the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Hella's contribution to the blog includes entries about the importance of technology integration. Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom Hella writes about teaching strategies and useful resources that can benefit your practice. In addition, she provides innovative lesson ideas that you can implement into your own curriculum.