Kidspiration is a great tool for primary students. Because students are young and not as experienced on the computer, the teacher may need to take control of some of the features.
- Go to the Teacher Menu and then to Application Options. Then select the options to which you want students to have access. You can also have this option password protected.
- Lock items in place so that students won't accidentally move or delete necessary symbols or SuperGrouper shapes in a teacher-created activity. Select symbols to lock, go to the Teacher menu and then to Locked item. Items that are locked have a diagonal line in the handle.
- Use the Activity Wizard under the Teacher menu to designate specific symbol libraries available for a project. Limiting the libraries keeps students on task.
Go to Kidspiration to download a free trial copy.
Submitted by:Barbara Bray