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Learning objects My design: talking dinosaur: choose text

TLF ID L8185

Design a talking dinosaur to present at show and tell. Create your dinosaur by selecting from a range of elements such as mood, size and colour. Choose a voice and background picture for your dinosaur. Decide on a name that suits your talking dinosaur. Select a note about your dinosaur. Watch the animation. You can change your design as many times as you like. Evaluate the impact of your design by using icons and selecting a comment. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students combine a range of graphic and audio elements to create a presentation of a talking dinosaur.
  • Students evaluate how changes they make to the elements affect the impact of the presentation.
Educational value
  • Models processes used by designers of digital content to prepare presentations.
  • Simulates a digital environment enabling students to create a presentation.
  • Allows students to explore and manipulate graphic and audio elements such as mood, size, position, colour, expression and voice.
  • Promotes students' skills in evaluating and commenting on the effectiveness of presentations.
  • Includes an option to print the students' presentation.
  • Facilitates modelling and class participation via an interactive whiteboard. For example, strong colours and clear graphics are easily visible in a classroom setting.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • English
Strand
  • English/Language

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Wil Monte
    • Organisation: Millipede Creative Development Pty Ltd
    • Address: Cremorne VIC 3121 Australia
    • URL: http://www.millipede.com.au/
    • Subject matter expert
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Lynda Mathews
    • Address: Mount Barker SA 5251 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kb/s or faster.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.