Coloring Book Tutorial

Coloring Book Tutorial

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Coloring Book TutorialNote: This tutorial requires that you have installed IntelliPics Studio 3. Authoring featuresnecessary to complete this tutorial are not available when using IntelliPics Studio 3 Player.Copyright 2003, IntelliTools, Inc.Copyright Notice© 2003, IntelliTools, Inc. All rights reserved. The distribution and sale of this software and manual are authorized forthe original purchaser only. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal copyright law. Images that appear inClassroom Suite may not be used in any commercial application without the prior consent of IntelliTools, Inc.Trademarks and AcknowledgmentsIntelliTools (and logo), IntelliKeys, IntelliMathics, IntelliPics, IntelliTalk (and logo), Overlay Maker (and logo),SwitchIt!, and ClickIt! are registered trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. All other IntelliTools product names and logosare trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. Other companies’ brand names, product names (including Windows, Macintosh,QuickTime, and Adobe Reader), and logos mentioned herein are registered trademarks, trademarks, or brandnames of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.CreditsClassroom Suite was produced through the collaborative efforts of many staff members at IntelliTools, including(alphabetically): Kacey Arnold, Jeremy Bolan, Ann Brundige, Virginia Burt, Ben Cushman, Beth Davis, Erik Eisen,Suzanne Feit, Chris Finley, Linda Finley, Dale Goetsch, Michelle Graham, Sean Hamilton, Paula Irons, ...

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Coloring Book Tutorial
Copyright 2003, IntelliTools, Inc.
Note
: This tutorial requires that you have installed
IntelliPics Studio 3
. Authoring features
necessary to complete this tutorial are not available when using
IntelliPics Studio 3 Player
.
Coloring Book Tutorial
Copyright Notice
© 2003, IntelliTools, Inc. All rights reserved. The distribution and sale of this software and manual are authorized for
the original purchaser only. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal copyright law. Images that appear in
Classroom Suite may not be used in any commercial application without the prior consent of IntelliTools, Inc.
Trademarks and Acknowledgments
IntelliTools (and logo), IntelliKeys, IntelliMathics, IntelliPics, IntelliTalk (and logo), Overlay Maker (and logo),
SwitchIt!, and ClickIt! are registered trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. All other IntelliTools product names and logos
are trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. Other companies’ brand names, product names (including Windows, Macintosh,
QuickTime, and Adobe Reader), and logos mentioned herein are registered trademarks, trademarks, or brand
names of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.
Credits
Classroom Suite
was produced through the collaborative efforts of many staff members at IntelliTools, including
(alphabetically): Kacey Arnold, Jeremy Bolan, Ann Brundige, Virginia Burt, Ben Cushman, Beth Davis, Erik Eisen,
Suzanne Feit, Chris Finley, Linda Finley, Dale Goetsch, Michelle Graham, Sean Hamilton, Paula Irons, Bobbi Keene,
Arjan Khalsa, Patty Kilroy, Jez Lickter, Dave Magliocco, Kathie Maltby, Ed Murphy, Philip Nittenberg, Ann Olsen,
Meida Pang, Aakash Patel, Kathleen Post, Jennifer Ray, Lucinda Ray, Alan Rhody, David Robertshaw, Fred Ross-
Perry, Chris Santeramo, Scott Schafer, Lisa Sheean, Karen Sheehan, Michelle Shelfer, Caroline Van Howe, John Van
Straalen, Byron Wilkes, Mary Ann Zapalac.
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Instant-Activity Kits
Classroom Suite
includes 30 instant-activity kits. Each
kit includes an Activity ready for students to use, a
Template ready for teachers to create additional similar
activities quickly, and a PDF file of this tutorial.
Coloring Book
The Coloring Book instant-activity kit includes the
Coloring Book activity, the Coloring Book Template,
and a PDF file of this tutorial. You can find these
components by opening the Productivity Templates
folder and then the Coloring Book folder in the New
area of
Classroom Suite
.
The Coloring Book Template enables you to create
simple coloring activities for young students. The
template includes different backgrounds and a variety
of clip art, so you can create many customized coloring
activities for your students.
In this tutorial, you will start by exploring the Coloring
Book activity. Later in the tutorial, you will learn to
create customized coloring activities, using the
Coloring Book template.
Universal Design
The activities you create using the Coloring Book
Template and
Classroom Suite
are designed for all
students, including those with physical or cognitive
disabilities.
Coloring Book Tutorial
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Introduction
Create a Folder for Your New
Activities
When you use this template, you will be creating new
activities for your students to use. To organize these
activities, you will want to create your own folder in the
Activities area of
Classroom Suite.
1. At the Navigation Screen, click the Activities
button. Click the New Folder button on the right
side of the screen. A dialog box will ask you to
name the folder. Give it the name of one of your
classes (e.g., Mrs. Smith’s Class).
2. Open the Coloring Book Template (page 3).
3. When you complete your work with the template
and click the Finish Activity button, the Save As
Activity dialog box appears. Name your new
activity, select the folder in which you want to place
your work, and click OK. Your new activity will now
be available for you to assign to students.
This tutorial requires that you have installed
IntelliPics Studio 3
. Authoring features
necessary to complete this tutorial are not available
when using the
IntelliPics Studio 3 Player
.
Note
Coloring Book Tutorial
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Part 1: Exploring the Coloring Book Activity
Opening the Coloring Book Activity
1. Sign in to
Classroom Suite
as a Teacher (see
Getting Started in the
Classroom Suite
binder). The
Navigation Screen displays.
2. Click the New button, if it is not already selected.
Open the Productivity Templates folder.
3. Open the Coloring Book folder and open Coloring
Book.
Exploring the Coloring Book Activity
Students use the paint tools of
IntelliPics Studio 3
to
color the pages of a coloring book. Coloring Book is a
simple coloring activity that is suitable for young
students.
1. A line drawing of a cat sitting next to a box of chalk
displays, ready for a student to fill it with color.
The toolbar across the top allows students to
hear instructions, pick painting tools, and
navigate the pages of the activity. There is a color
toolbar at the bottom of the page. The toolbar on
the left allows students to select the size of brush.
2. Select the Fill tool (it looks like a paint can) and
then click a color in the toolbar at the bottom.
3. Click an object in the picture with the Fill tool (e.g.,
click the grass) and it will fill in with the color you
have chosen.
4. Select the Brush tool (it looks like a paint brush)
and then click a brush size and a color. Use the
brush to draw on the page.
5. Use the blue Next Page button to move through
the pages of the Coloring Book.
Notice that each page provides oral
instructions. Click the green Directions button
to hear the instructions again.
6. Pages 2–5 focus on selecting specific colors for
designated objects. Pages 6–9 provide practice in
using colors to create patterns.
7. Close this document without saving it.
In the next part of this tutorial, you will use the
Coloring Book Template to create additional coloring
activities.
Note
Note
The Coloring Book template enables you to create a
simple coloring activity that is suitable for young
students, including switch users. This template
includes seven different toolbars containing a variety of
color book art, so you can create many customized
coloring activities for your students.
Using this template, you will choose artwork and make
individual pages that you can then assemble into a
coloring book for your classroom.
Opening the Coloring Book Template
1. At the Navigation Screen, click the New button.
Open the Productivity Templates folder.
2. Open the Coloring Book folder and the Coloring
Book Template.
3. See the instructions on page 1 of this tutorial to
learn how to create a special folder to store the new
activities you make with this and other templates in
Classroom Suite
.
4. From the File menu, select Save As Activity. Save
the activity with a unique name: Animal Coloring
Book. It will be saved into the Activities folder.
Selecting a Background
1. The Coloring Book Template has two toolbars at
the top, Transform tools on the left that enable you
to resize objects, and a graphics toolbar at the
right.
2. Click the yellow Authoring Instructions button at
the top left of the page. These instructions are
available whenever you wish to consult them.
3. Click the blue Home button at the right of the
second toolbar to return to the first page of the
coloring book.
4. Click the Backgrounds button at the right. A
toolbar of backgrounds displays at the bottom.
5. Click a background that is appropriate for your
curriculum and your students’ interests and
abilities. For this tutorial, select the Mountain
background.
6. Use the Erase Backgrounds button to remove a
background from the page, if desired.
In the next part of the tutorial, you will add additional
objects to enhance this background.
Coloring Book Tutorial
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Part 2: Using the Coloring Book Template
Coloring Book Tutorial
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Adding Objects
1. Select one of the choices of objects from the
toolbar on the right to add to the background:
People, Household Items, Water Creatures, Exotic
Animals, Animals. A toolbar of objects will appear
under the page. Click any of these objects to place
it on the page. For this tutorial, click Animals and
add the Bear.
2. Use the Transform tools at the left of the page to
enlarge or reduce the size of the bear to fit on the
background. You can also rotate objects and flip
them horizontally or vertically.
3. Use the Hide button at the end of each toolbar of
objects or backgrounds to remove that toolbar.
Adding Text
1. If you wish to add text to a page, to provide
instructions or labels, click the Text tool (the T
button). Then click and drag the mouse on the
page to create a text box. Type your text:
Color
the bear brown.
2. If you want to change the font, font size, or font
color of your text, select the text you wish to
change. From the Text pull down menu, select the
changes you wish to make.
Adding Oral Prompts
You must have a microphone on your computer
to add recorded sound.
1. From the Pages menu, select Page Properties and
then the Page Sounds tab.
2. Click Recorded Sound and then the Record button.
Record: Color the bear brown. Name your sound
Page 1. Click OK.
Finishing the Page
1. When you are satisfied with this page of your
coloring book, click the Finish This Page button.
2. The Finish This Page button will make all of the
layers of
objects and text part of the background.
Until you have completed this step, students will
not be able to use the Fill tool to color in the
coloring book. After this step, you will no longer be
able to edit your work.
Part 2: Using the Coloring Book Template
Note
Note
5
Adding More Pages
1. To add more pages to the coloring book, click the
blue New Page button on the bottom left of the
page.
2. Repeat the steps on pages 3 and 4, adding a
background, objects, and text.
3. If you wish to add oral prompts to a new page, click
the Page Properties button on the second toolbar
at the top of the page.
4. When the Page Properties dialog displays, click the
Page Sounds tab and follow the steps on page 4 for
adding oral prompts, naming each sound with the
page name.
5. Click OK to return to the page.
The oral prompt will play when the page opens.
The green Directions button will replay your
prompt on each page.
6.
Repeat steps 3–5 on each new page to which you
wish to add an oral prompt.
Deleting the Authoring Instructions
Page
You will want to remove the Authoring Instructions
page before you finish the coloring book.
1. Click the yellow Authoring Instructions button.
The Authoring Instructions page displays.
2. From the Pages menu, select Delete Page.
Finishing the Coloring Book
1. Click the purple Finish Activity button. You will be
prompted to save your coloring book.
2. When prompted, replace the previous version of
your coloring book by clicking the Replace button.
3. Your coloring book is saved into the Activities
folder, ready to be assigned to students.
Congratulations! Your activity is ready for students to
use. You can create more new coloring books using the
Coloring Book Template.
The next section of this tutorial provides additional
information about customizing the template even
further.
Part 2: Using the Coloring Book Template
Coloring Book Tutorial
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Adding a New Background or Object
It is possible to use different pictures than the ones
provided in the Coloring Book Template. You can even
use your own picture to create an activity!
1. From the Navigation Screen, click the New button.
and open the Productivity Templates folder.
2. Open Coloring Book and choose the Coloring
Book Template.
3. Select a category from the red toolbar at the right
of the page. A toolbar with ten buttons appears
across the bottom of the page.
4.
[Ctrl]+click
the first picture button at the left of
the toolbar. The Button Properties dialog box
displays.
5. To add a picture from the Picture Library, click the
Insert Picture From Library button.
6. When the Picture Library dialog displays, use the
Category drop down list to locate a different
background or object in the Picture Library.
7. Select the the Coloring Book category and then
select a new picture. Click Insert and OK to put
your selected picture into the toolbar of available
backgrounds or objects. Remember to rename
your button.
8. Alternatively, you can
click the Insert Picture from
File button. Then, navigate to a background or
object you wish to use. You may have a picture
stored elsewhere on your computer, or on another
CD.
9. When you locate the picture you want, choose it
and click OK. The picture will insert in the toolbar.
10. Proceed with the steps on pages 3–5 to create your
custom coloring page.
Important!
Be sure that any picture you select
has only a small number of areas to fill, to keep
the activity short. The areas should be large
enough to be easy for you to fill with the paint
bucket. Also, test any picture you select for breaks
in the lines, as the color will “leak” through an area
that is not completely closed.
Coloring Book Tutorial
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Part 3: Customizing the Coloring Book Template
Note