your Bible study, then have the kids create a
presentation about the study in Let's Talk.
--Or, have the kids read the Bible story by
themselves, and create a Bible study presentation
for each other.
--Or it can be used to
follow-up another program (such as as the
short lesson presentations in Life of Christ CD) to provide additional
discussion time and content on the subject you are
--Or, after your Bible study, have the kids respond
to your questions using their Talk Now animated
--Finish up by having the students create a prayer
about the lesson spoken by their Let's Talk
teaching key is to guide the students to
express themselves. Suggest concepts and vocabulary. Help them refine their ideas,
and when they play them back for the class, discuss
start your lesson by playing back the teacher's
Let's Talk presentation which introduces the story.
Then after the study, the teacher could pose one question at a time to the
students and have them type in their responses into the
Talk Now screen, and play their response
to the class. See our "more
lesson ideas" page for more Talk Now suggestions.
could study a story, then use Conversation Now to
have students 'instant message' through Conversation Now
to role play various points of view or characters in the
story. See our "more
lesson ideas" page for Conversation Now module
Conversation Now is also a good way to get students
practicing discussing the life application of the
lesson. After students "Select a Lesson" and hear your
content, they can hold a mock-conversation with someone
who's never heard the story. Let's Talk gets them
practicing sharing their faith and knowledge in a format
that's interesting to them --instant messaging (and it
doesn't require an internet or network hookup, it
happens all on the one screen).
How to use the
Talk Now animated character as your "Virtual
one church, they projected an animated character
they created in the Talk Now module onto the wall
for a large gathering of kids. The pastor spoke to
the "Virtual Puppet". Underneath a bedsheet
next to the computer, a volunteer furiously typed
responses to the pastor's comments and pressed the
'play' button to make the character talk.
more about this idea in our
Let's Talk Lesson Ideas and Teacher Tips webpage
Let's Talk enhances your other
software's content and extends your
students' time spent at the computer.
I originally came
up with the idea as a way to FOLLOW UP the use of other good software
which was short on multimedia content to interact with. Thus,
Let's Talk is a good program to use AFTER you have used
Life of Christ CD for example. If you're like most of us, you
cherry-pick maybe 10 minutes worth of content out of this excellent CD.
But then what? Let's Talk
to the rescue!
Follow up a Life of Christ CD presentation with Talk
Pose a series of life application
questions -one at a time, about the Peter Walks on Water
story, and have students answer your question using
the Talk Now module. Example: "What can you do to
reach out to Jesus when you feel like you're
have the kids create a short presentation titled
"Faith Tips for Peter So He Won't Sink Next Time."
(What could he/you do to strengthen his/your faith?"
have the kids create a talking "Prayer about Things
that make My Faith Sink" (Dear Lord, I need help
to...) and play them back for the whole class as
a closing prayer.
each of these examples, you should talk about them,
give examples, write some ideas on the board, then
send the kids to work on them in Let's Talk. Don't
just turn them loose with a vague idea. Then... go
around to each computer station and work with them.
Let's Talk lesson plans and lesson ideas.
screenshot shows part of the Lesson Builder
Talk is good for older children and youth to use as a
follow-up for more "study-like" programs, such as Sandals Bible Atlas, Ilumina Bible,
and Holyland 3D (all in our
catalog). You can do a presentation with these Bible
study tools to prepare your students to create their own
related content in Let's Talk.
See more Let's Talk
Lesson Ideas here!
Three Lesson Plans:
1) "How Few Can You Do?" ...the
Philippians 2:5-11 Game
were studying the Cross and using Paul's
explanation of Christ's mission from Philippians
2:5-11 (...humbled himself... even to death
on a cross). After doing it as a memory
Cal and Marty's
Scripture Memory Game CD,
we popped into Let's Talk's "Talk Now" module,
create a talking character, and CONDENSE DOWN
the verses into 20 words or less, then 10, and
playback their version for the class. This
forced them to identify the key words and
concepts, and created some debate too.
Think like Jesus
Become a servant
Confess Jesus Christ
(even more condensed)
about the "How Few Can You Do?" game
2) We were studying John 1 in my class...
John 1..."In the Beginning was the Word..." is
FULL of heavy language and imagery which
we needed the kids to "decode"
After a Bible study, we set them to work in
Let's Talk's Lesson Builder module.
Working in pairs they each recreated in their
own words the first several verses of John 1.
They wrote quiz questions about these verses
knowing that other students in the class were
going to be taking their quiz (so they tried to
stump them!). Then they created several
discussion questions and put those into the
final part of the lesson presentation.
After everyone was done, we traveled to each
computer to see & hear each presentation, answer
the questions, and respond to their reflection
questions. Class ended at 10:15 and it took us
til 10:25 to shoo them away from Let's Talk.
3) We were studying Matthew 14 -Peter and
Jesus walking on the Water.
After reading and viewing the presentation in
Life of Christ CD, we discussed the "unwritten"
thoughts going through the heads of those in the
story. What was Jesus thinking as he came
walking toward the boat? What was Peter thinking
as he was rescued and put in the boat? What were
the Disciples thinking as Jesus got in with
them? Each computer in our lab took a different
point of view and created it in Let's Talk
Lesson Builder. After the presentations were
over, we turned to the Talk Now Module, and had
each workstation create a three-sentence prayer
of intercession using the starter phrases:
"Lord, when my faith is sinking, help me by
This program is cool!
more Lesson Ideas
for Let's Talk
Mary & Martha
Wedding at Cana
Call of the Disciples
Let's Talk Reflection
onscreen characters and conversations who...
conversation between Paul and his Philippi Jailer after
the earthquake. What helped the man believe?
Imagine what Peter
was thinking as he sank. What part of YOUR life is
sinking? And what does Jesus have to say to him/you
Imagine what the
other officers said about Cornelius behind his back when
Cornelius asked to be baptized. And how did he respond?
Imagine you're at
the cross... create an onscreen rebuttal to those who
are hurling insults at Jesus. Defend him.
asking Jesus to explain what he means by saying "born
from above...water and spirit."
did the Disciples think and say when they saw Jesus on
the seashore cooking a fish?
Rewrite the Psalm!
Have each student
ask a question about the story to the entire class
through their onscreen character.
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