Creating categorising or sequencing activities in
Kidspiration using the Super Grouper tool
The Super Grouper tool allows the creation of on-screen categorising
or sequencing activities, such as these –
This can offer particular benefits to those pupils who struggle with writing or spelling. The Listen tool will read out any text.
To create a Super Grouper
; Start Kidspiration
; Choose New Picture
; Delete the Main Idea by highlighting the symbol and pressing
; Click the Super Grouper icon
on the toolbar and choose a
; The Super Group will appear in the middle of the
screen. You can identify a Super Group by its star-
; Drag the Super Group to an appropriate position
; Resize if necessary, by dragging out a corner
; Select a background colour (Fill Colour) for it from the Editing
Toolbar at the bottom of the screen
; Add a title ‘Things I Like’ at the top by clicking in the box
; When your Super Group is as you want it, enable
the Teacher’s Menu and select Locked Item. The
star-shaped handles will now be crossed, to show
that the item is locked. It can be unlocked from
the same menu.
; Repeat the above to create a second Super Group entitled ‘Things I
TIP: In order to ensure Groups are the same size, one could be
copied and pasted before it is locked.
At this point, it is possible to save this as a Template, using the Save With the Activity Wizard option in the Teacher’s menu. This would also allow you to restrict the number of picture libraries to the most appropriate.
For other pupils, or other activities, you may wish to provide a choice of objects to be sorted by category.
; Select appropriate pictures from the libraries and position them
randomly around the Super Groupers. Do not lock them.
; Save this as a Template, using the Save With the Activity Wizard
option in the Teacher’s menu – do not select any libraries.
The pupil will be able to find the activity from the Menu page options