Introduction to the Kerpoof Art Studio

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					Making a Picture
 in the Kerpoof
   Art Studio




   Lesson Plan and
Supporting Documents

                       Questions?
 Contact Caryn Gracey Jones by phone at 720-220-7824
       or by e-mail at caryn.jones@kerpoof.com.
11/02/07




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                       Table of Contents

Table of Contents/Important Information…..…………………………….        3

Lesson Plan……………………………………………………………………                         4

How to Use the Kerpoof Art Studio………………………………………              5

Classroom Demonstration Instructions………………………………….            6-7
Making a Movie with Kerpoof Studio (Student assignment)…………   8-9

Handout for Students to Take Home……………………………………..             10




                              Questions?
        Contact Caryn Gracey Jones by phone at 720-220-7824
              or by e-mail at caryn.jones@kerpoof.com.

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                   Kerpoof Art Studio Lesson Plan
Title: Introduction to the Kerpoof Art Studio

Topic(s): computer literacy, problem-solving. metacognitive thinking

Grade level: 3-5

Objective: Students will learn how to create artwork in Kerpoof while practicing their computer skills,
particularly their mousing and typing skills. These skills can be used to enhance content-based les-
sons in the future.

Student Assignment: Create a picture in Kerpoof following the checklist of tasks to try (see attach-
ment).

Materials and Resources provided by Kerpoof:
• Software walkthrough for the teacher
• Step-by-step classroom demonstration
• Student checklist/worksheet
• A four-up hand out to copy/cut/give to students telling them how to find Kerpoof online

Set-up:
• Print and copy the materials provided.

Tasks/activities:
• Introduce Kerpoof by drawing on experiences using programs like KidPix and Pixie (5 minutes)
• Demonstrate Kerpoof using the provided demonstration (10 minutes)
• Pass out the worksheet/checklist
• Give students 10 minutes to explore and find a scene they like
• Give students 20 minutes to complete the task
• If time and technology allow, have each student present their picture electronically. If time and
   technology do not allow you to do so, have each student print their picture to share with the
   class.




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How to Use the Kerpoof Art
Studio— Teacher Instructions
The Kerpoof Art Studio has three main parts, the scene, the object library buttons and the object con-
trol buttons. See the descriptions and figure below for a quick tour of the application.

Scene
There are more than 50 scenes or backgrounds to choose from ranging from wacky cartoon worlds to histori-
cal worlds, animal habitats and the “create like a Master Artist” series.

Object Library
Each scene has a library of 40-70 objects that can be used to create a picture. To access more objects, click
on one of the objects showing in the library and watch more items “kerpoof” into the library for use.

Control Buttons
From the top of the toolbar:
Cherry bomb—When this is dragged into a scene it removes all movable objects from the scene in a spec-
tacular explosion.
Text tool—When this is dragged into the scene it allows users to add a title or other text to their scene.
Save—Allows users who are logged in to save their picture to their gallery. See page # for an explanation of
the log in process.
Printer—Allows users to print their picture. Options include printing greeting cards and coloring sheets (just
the black and white outlines of the picture to be colored in later).
Mail—Allows users who are logged in to e-mail their picture to a friend or family member.




           Control                                                                                  Object
           Buttons                                                                                  Library




                                                       Characters




                                                  Waypoint




                                                       Scene
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    Kerpoof Art Studio Classroom Demonstration Instructions

Step 1:                                                                     Step 4:
We’re on the Kerpoof home page.                                             •   I’m going to make a picture that shows what
How do you think we should start?                                               wildlife lives in Antarctica. First I’m going to
I think we click on “Play Kerpoof.”                                             drag in a whale.
                                                                                    • Hold down your mouse button while
Step 2:                                                                                   you drag and then let go when you
Today we’re                                                                               have it where you want it.
going to make                                       Checkpoint
a picture, so
I’m going to click here:                            Be sure that you keep
                                                    holding your mouse
                                                    button down while
Step 3:                                             you are dragging ob-
•   I’m going to pick a scene.                      jects. If you let go, the
                                                    action stops.

                                                    Try using your shift
                                                    key when you are
                                                    dragging objects in
                                                    your scene. See what
                                                    happens.



•   There are a lot of scenes to choose from. I
    can see more scenes if I click on this arrow.
•   I’m going to pick this scene with the ice and
    snow.



Step 5:                                                                     Step 7:
•   The whale can’t swim on land though so I                                •   Now I’m going to add more objects to my
    have to move him into the water.                                            scene. Here are some penguins. I have to
•   I’m going to grab the shadow under him and                                  make the grey one smaller because he’s
    push him back so he’s in the water.                                         just a baby (his feathers haven’t changed
                                                                                yet). A grey whale is “fluking” (showing his
                                                                                tail) out here in the water. And here’s a seal.
                                                                                All of these animals live in Antarctica at the
                                                                                very bottom of the earth.




Step 6:
•   He’s also
    smaller than I
    would like him
    to be so I’m go-
    ing to hold my
    mouse button
    down while I
    click on this ar-
    row and drag it.


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    Kerpoof Art Studio Classroom Demonstration Instructions

    Step 8:                                                                    Step 10:
    •     I want the baby penguin to                                           •    Now I have everything in my
          be facing the other way so                                                picture the way I want it. I
          it looks like he’s walking                                                want to print it.
          toward his mother.                                                       • First I’m going to click on
    •     I’m going to click on the                                                 the print icon.
          arrows and drag it to the
                                                         Checkpoint
          right. See how he flips so                     If you bring an object
          he’s a mirror image?                           into your scene and    Step 11:
                                                         decide that you        • Now I have the print dia-
                                                         DON’T want it in your   logue box and I have to make
    Step 9:                                              scene after all, just   some choices.
    •     I can also make rotate things so that they     click-and-drag them    • I can print it in color (or it will come out in
          are at a different angle, even upside          out of the scene.       grayscale on a black and white printer).
          down.                                          They’ll “kerpoof”      • I can print it as a coloring book page to
    •     I want the seal to be laying on his back       away.                   give to a younger student or sibling.
          so I’m going to grab the arrow that looks                             • I can print the
          like a circle and pull it in the direction I   You can also use        picture or the
          want him to rotate.                            your delete key to      coloring sheet
                                                         remove objects          as a one larger
                                                                                 card or two
                                                         If you want everything small cards.
                                                         in your scene to go    • Now you’ll
                                                         away, just drag in the  see your usual
                                                         cherry bomb and wait    print dialogue
                                                         while the fuse burns.   box. Just print
                                                                                 like you always
                                                                                 do.



Optional features:                                                             Registered users can:
•       You can do more                                                        •    Now that I’m registered I can save artwork
        things if you regis-                                                        in “My Gallery.”
        ter on Kerpoof. It’s
        very safe and
        easy. Let’s see
        how we do that.
•       First I’m going to
        click done to get
        back to the main
        page.                                                                  •    Then I can share it with other users in the
•       Here’s the login but-                                                       “Shared Scenes” gallery.
        ton.                                                                   •    First I click More
•       If I click that button a                                                    and it shows me
        box comes up to ask                                                         some of my
        me for my nickname                                                          scenes.
        and password. I don’t                                                  •    Then I click on
        have one yet so I’m                                                         the icon that
        going to click here on                                                      looks like I’m
        the “sign in” button.                                                       handing some-
•       Now it will ask me                                                          one a picture.
        some questions. I                                                      •    I can also delete
        know it isn’t safe for                                                      scenes from my
        me to give my real                                                          gallery on this page.
        name so I’m going to
        pick a nickname and
        I’m only going to put my city and state for
        the location.

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Make a picture in the Kerpoof Art Studio
                                                    Name _____________________
  Spend ten minutes exploring the scenes
  Choose a scene you want to use for your assignment
   Describe the scene you decided to use:
   _______________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________
   Why did you choose that scene?
   _______________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________


  Now make a picture, be sure you:
       Drag in at least five objects
       Resize (make bigger or smaller) at least one object
       Make at least one object face the other way
       Make at least one object upside down
       “Push” an object farther away or “pull” it toward the front using the shadow
       Type in at least 20 words using the text tool
       Make at least one of your objects say something like a character in a
       graphic novel
       Print your picture. You can print it as it is or as a coloring book page or a
       greeting card



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Thinking about thinking and learning

   What was the hardest thing you had to learn to make a picture in Kerpoof?
   _______________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________
   _______________________________________________________________


   If you had to teach someone how to use Kerpoof, what are the top three things
   you would tell them to get them started?
   1. _____________________________________________________________
   2. _____________________________________________________________
   3. _____________________________________________________________


   List three ways we could use Kerpoof to help us learn.
   1. _____________________________________________________________
   2. _____________________________________________________________
   3. _____________________________________________________________




     Writing down how you think and make decisions helps
            you find your way around your own brain!
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 DID YOU LIKE MAKING                        DID YOU LIKE MAKING
A PICTURE IN KERPOOF?                      A PICTURE IN KERPOOF?




You can find your way to fun anytime at:   You can find your way to fun anytime at:
  www.kerpoof.com                            www.kerpoof.com

 DID YOU LIKE MAKING                        DID YOU LIKE MAKING
A PICTURE IN KERPOOF?                      A PICTURE IN KERPOOF?




You can find your way to fun anytime at:   You can find your way to fun anytime at:
  www.kerpoof.com                            www.kerpoof.com

 DID YOU LIKE MAKING                        DID YOU LIKE MAKING
A PICTURE IN KERPOOF?                      A PICTURE IN KERPOOF?




You can find your way to fun anytime at:   You can find your way to fun anytime at:
  www.kerpoof.com                            www.kerpoof.com
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