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Cardinal Directions

Extend students' application of cardinal directions by using Kidspiration.


  • Students will recognize cardinal directions within the classroom.


  • Open a new Kidspiration document. Have students label the north, south, east and west sides of their document.
  • Next, direct them to look through the picture libraries for pictures of objects they can find in their classsroom, such as chalkboard, computers, books, etc.
  • When they find a picture, they should drag it to the appropriate area on their document. For example, if a bookshelf is located in the north side of the classroom, students should drag it to that area in their document.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SS.B.1.1.2
  • VA.A.1.1.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to support learning.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.


  • Kidspiration


  • Add pictures of actual classroom items by taking pictures with a digital camera and importing them into a new custom library within Kidspiration.
  • For an extra personal, touch, add pictures of kids and have the students put their pictures in the appropriate areas.
  • Use in combination with Cardinal Directions.

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