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TechnoKids Activity Book for Kid Pix 3D

Kid Pix 3D Lesson PlansDoes your school have Kid Pix 3D software?

Are you asking, “My students love Kid Pix. But what can I do with it now?”

Good news! TechnoKids has a new collection of Kid Pix 3D teaching ideas designed for Grades 1 to 3.

Kid Pix 3D is great fun for students to play and explore. Now you can take them to the next level. Teach curriculum objectives and integrate technology skills as you provide engaging challenges for students. TechnoKids Kid Pix activities are meaningful and relevant tasks such as maps, brochures, pictographs, timelines, poems, posters, postcards, board games, slide shows, videos and more!

Combine the wow factor of Kid Pix with the curriculum outcomes students need to learn.

20 Fun, Challenging Kid Pix 3D Activities

The Kid Pix 3D Activity Booklet has 20 brand-new, creative lesson plans. Each self-contained activity has illustrated, step-by-step instructions on a two-sided card. They can be used in any order and teachers can complete one or all of them. A technology integration table defines the curriculum areas and specific outcomes achieved by each activity: language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, and creative arts. In addition, a technology skills table specifies the computer skills attained with the completion of the task.

Kid Pix 3DPick an activity based on:

Classroom theme study
Curriculum learning objectives
Technology skills
Student interest
Type of product

Included with each activity are sample files to show teachers and students possible products as well as provide inspiration.

Kid Pix Teaching Ideas

Solve a Fact Based Riddle

Kid Pix Lesson Plans

Organize a Timeline

Kid Pix Activities for Teachers

Design a Postcard

10 “How To” Workshops
Turn your primary students into Kid Pix 3D power users! The workshops teach specific tools, all of their features, and helpful tips and tricks. Illustrated instructions help students master tools in advance of using them in an activity. Or, students can complete all the workshops and become Kid Pix 3D experts.

TechnoKids Computer Curriculum

Workshops teach how to:

  • use the drawing and painting tools and all their unique features
  • scale and flip stickers
  • make custom path animation for stickers
  • combine completed drawings to make a slide show with sound and transitions
  • create an original sticker
  • format words with the text tools and have the computer read out loud
  • share Kid Pix 3D creations: export as picture files, QuickTime movies, email, and print
  • and more!

Discover new ways to use this popular drawing and creativity tool to capture your students’ imaginations. Empower and inspire them with authentic, meaningful, and innovative tasks.

TechnoKids’ Kid Pix 3D Activity Book has just been released and can be yours right away as a digital download, with the Kid Pix Bundle, as part of a Primary set, or included with the complete TechnoKids Computer Curriculum package.

TechnoKids Welcomes New Associate: Romania

TechnoKids Inc. welcomes its newest international associate, Vranceanu Cosmin Emanuel, who is introducing TechnoKids to Romania.

TechnoKids in RomaniaWith some years of experience with education in Romania and a strong background in technology, Cosmin has both the background and expertise to launch TechnoKids Computer Curriculum in his country. He has previously established early childhood education and learning centers that focus on fun, interactive programs to infuse a love of learning as children learn life skills. Adding TechnoKids technology projects will be a perfect fit. TechnoKids project based learning engages students with real life problem solving activities to integrate the teaching of technology.

Cosmin’s strengths in computers in the business are extensive. As a network engineer, his roles have included developing business relations with major ISPs in Romania, designing, implementing, and maintaining fiber optic networks, and offering customer support. He is very well suited to managing a computer learning center.

In June, TechnoKids Ltd. in Romania set up learning centers in the cities of Bucharest and Sibiu. Following that, the company plans to expand further, opening learning centers in every major city of Romania. We look forward to hearing news about how the children in Romania have fun and learn using TechnoKids technology projects!

TechnoKids in Romania

Students working at TechnoKids Learning Center in Bucharest

Join TechnoKids at ISTE 2014

TechnoKids is at ISTE 2014. We are at the Software MacKiev booth #1628 and Learning Services booth #2228.

ISTE 2014

Come and see our projects for the award-winning software KidPix 3D or talk to us about our Office 2013 projects.

Discover resources for technology integration.

Request a personal tour to learn more about TechnoKids.

Find out about new technology projects.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Office 365 Technology Projects

UPDATE: TECHNOKIDS HAS RELEASED AN OFFICE 365 PRODUCT LINE

At least once a day a customer asks, “Are you creating Office 365 technology projects?”
I have great news! Yes, we are!

office 365

TechnoKids projects for Office 365

TechnoKids has already created a product line for Office 2013/2016, which is the full desktop version of Office 365. However, many educators want activities for the free web based apps including PowerPoint Online, Word Online, Excel Workbook Online, Excel Survey Online, and OneNote Online. A student can get access to these free apps by creating a Microsoft Account.

Development is underway. I know many of you need the projects RIGHT NOW! Unfortunately, it will be several months before we are able to release an Office 365 bundle. Our plan is to develop a complete product line for Grades 1-8 over the next 12 months.

Here are some of the great projects coming your way (Project names may change before the final release):

  • TechnoJournal: In this project, students write a series of journal entries using Word Online.
  • TechnoNewsletter: In this project, students create a fan club newsletter for their favorite musician, celebrity, or athlete. Using Word Online, they create a series of articles such as a top 10 list, word search, photo gallery, and opinion piece. The newsletter is shared with readers. Fans comment on their favorite entries and offer their own viewpoint.
  • TechnoResearch: In this project, students develop research skills. They learn strategies for locating reliable web-based resources. Techniques are used to organize and cite sources of information. Students analyze their notes and summarize their findings to create a Fun Fact Card.
  • TechnoProject: In this project, students collaborate with the help of OneNote. Each team creates a digital binder. Facts are then organized into sections and tagged for easy reference. The final project is shared with others.
  • TechnoBudget: In this project, students plan a shopping spree. They are granted a budget. They use Excel Online to track the items they can purchase. Comparison tables are created to determine the best deal. How far can they make their money stretch?
  • TechnoPresenter: In this project, students create a presentation. They organize their facts using a range of slide layouts. To help prepare for public speaking they write a set of notes to accompany each slide.
  • TechnoToon: In this project, students create a digital story using PowerPoint Online. Characters and callouts are sequenced to produce an animated comic strip.
  • TechnoDebate: In this project, students create an animated conversation. By sequencing the order of callout bubbles two characters discuss pros and cons to an issue. Fellow classmates join the debate, by stating their opinion using comments.

Do you want to stay up-to-date on the development of the Office 365 technology projects? Please email information@technokids.com. We will send you periodic updates. If there is a project you need ASAP, let us know. The schedule is flexible at this stage of development. We will try to accommodate your requests.