ūüďĪYear 5 App Design (Teacher Notes)
Pupil¬†Activity Code:¬†81T2¬†–¬†What is it?

Progression of skills in this pack:
Use the tools in different presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides) to design an app about your school with:
– Slide size and background colour
– Text and Images on different pages
– Icons
– Interactions using hyperlinks

‚ŹĪ 4-6 hours

ūüõ† What will pupils and teachers need?
PowerPoint, Keynote (iPad) or Google Docs.

Introduction
This activity pack teaches pupils different graphical design and presentation skills in the popular software of PowerPoint, Keynote and Google Slides. It also explains how an app works through navigation and usability.

ūüĎ®‚ÄćūüŹę Teacher input
Watch the video above with your class (also included in the pupil activity pack), which introduces app design and some of the key things to remember. Watch the videos from the activities below together for the software you know your class will be using and brainstorm ideas pupils may have for their app

ūüö¶Differentiation¬†
Less able pupils may need support to do some of the technical aspects of the activities below, such as changing the slide size. More able should be encouraged to move onto next task/video independently and use transparent icons (activity 3) throughout their app.  

✅ Assessment
Pupils can save their PowerPoint, Keynote and Google Slides presentations in the usual way. For Google Slides, the final video in the pupil activity pack shows pupils how to publish their presentations online as a link.¬†‚Äč

ūüŹÖ¬†Certificates
Below is a certificate of completion for pupils that can be edited in Microsoft Word and printed. This could be awarded if you feel pupils have demonstrated the skills taught in the activities.

Pupil Activity Pack (Teacher view)
Pupil Activity 1. Slide size and colour
Choose the video below for the software you are using to learn how to:
 РChange the size of your slides to suit your mobile app (e.g a phone size, tablet) and change the background colour. You can find the dimensions of different devices here. 

PowerPoint

Keynote (iPad)

Google Slides

Pupil Activity 2. Text and Images
Choose the video below for the software you are using to learn how to:
– Add a welcome page for your app with text and images explaining what your app is about – a bit like a book blurb.
– Edit the images (crop, rotate, borders) to suit your design, such as your school’s logo.

PowerPoint

Keynote (iPad)

Google Slides

Pupil Activity 3. Icons and Text
Think about what you want to have on 3-4 pages of your app in addition to your welcome page, such as Lessons, Classroom Rules, Clubs, Calendar etc. 
‚ÄčChoose the video below for the¬†software you are using to learn how to:

– Add transparent icons (either from the internet or from shapes) to your slide to be used as navigation
– Change the colour of the icon and text to show which page the user is on.

PowerPoint

Keynote (iPad)

Google Slides

Pupil Activity 4. Other Slides
Choose the video below for the software you are using to learn how to:

– Duplicate your first slide and then change the new slide so that it shows the content for that page.

PowerPoint

Keynote (iPad)

Google Slides

Pupil Activity 5. Create navigation using hyperlinks
Choose the video below for the software you are using to learn how to:

– Create hyperlinks between the different pages of your presentation to create navigation.

PowerPoint

Keynote (iPad)

Google Slides

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