Integrate ICT with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most popular children’s books in the world and is used in schools for a variety of themes. Here are some ideas as to how you can integrate ICT into the experience.

General Web Sites:

  • phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpgTwinkl – Excellent for printing out VHC resources.

Recommended Software:

  • 2Write a Story (2Simple software) – Excellent for making Flash-based stories
  • Photostory (Microsoft) – A utility that lets you make stories using pictures & text and export as video files
  • Microsoft PowerPoint – Excellent for making simple presentations

Ideas Using Hardware:

  • Digital Video Camera – Use márla to build a scene from the VHC and video it
  • Scanner – Scan it the pages from the book and use them with Photostory or 2Simple software to make an electronic version (see English)

English:

  • Your Class Version – Scan in each page of the book and using a graphics package rub out all the text. Children can re-write the story in their own words.

Maths:

  • Shape and Space – Using MS Paint, children can make their own VHC using circles

Gaeilge:

  • Using Powerpoint etc. import graphics to tell the story of “an bolb an-ocras”

SESE:

  • SIP 22 – Part of the Schools Integration Project about minibeasts
  • Minibeasts – A great online list of links for the study of minibeasts
  • Butterfly Ireland – An Irish web site about the Life Cycle of the caterpillar

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Last Update: August 17, 2017  

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