Explore Tutorial

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Explore 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 and individuals atIntelliTools, 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 ...

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Explore 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
.
Explore 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 and individuals 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.
Explore
The Explore instant-activity kit includes the Explore
Dinosaurs activity, the Explore Template, and a PDF
file of this tutorial. You can find these components by
opening the Math Templates folder and then the
Explore folder in the New area of
Classroom Suite
.
The Explore Template enables you to select from three
different Science News topics, or to create a topic of
your own for student activities. The template provides
the resources for students to create and write about
environments in the forest, in agriculture, or in the
desert. In addition, the template is prepared for you to
add backgrounds and pictures for any environment
your students are studying.
In this tutorial, you will start by exploring the Explore
Dinosaurs activity. Later in the tutorial, you will learn to
create customized storybook writing activities, using
the Explore template.
Universal Design
The activities you create using the Explore Template
and
Classroom Suite
are designed for all students,
including those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
Explore 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 Page, 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 Explore Template (see page 3).
3. When you complete your work with the template
and click the Finish Activity button, the Save As
Activity dialog 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
Explore Tutorial
2
Part 1: Exploring the Explore Dinosaurs Activity
The Explore Dinosaurs activity offers students an
opportunity to explore attributes of size, number, color,
and movement by interacting with a set of animals. In
this cause and effect activity, students select an
attribute for an animal and immediately see the effect
of their choice on the screen.
Opening Explore Dinosaurs
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.
3. Open the Math Templates folder.
4. Open Explore. Open Explore Dinosaurs.
Exploring Explore Dinosaurs
1. The Explore Dinosaurs activity opens with a page
surrounded by several toolbars. On the left side of
the page are the Picture and Movements toolbars.
On the right side is the Backgrounds toolbar, and
across the bottom are the Numbers, Sizers, and
Colors toolbars.
2. Select a background from the right side of the page
by clicking on one of the pictures. Change
backgrounds by clicking another picture.
3. Click a dinosaur from the toolbar at the left of the
page. It will appear on the screen. Click a number,
and that number of dinosaurs will appear.
Clicking the picture of the dinosaur on the
screen will cause the image to cycle to a single
image of the next dinosaur.
4. Select a movement from the toolbar to the right of
the dinosaurs. Observe the dinosaur move.
The Movement toolbar contains a small sample
of the 90+ Mayer-Johnson picture symbols that
are included in the
Classroom Suite
Picture Library.
These symbols can be used to enhance
communication and language concepts.
5. Try the color and size toolbars.
As the dinosaur on the screen changes, a new
description is read aloud, reinforcing learning.
6. Multiple toolbars on the page may be distracting
for some users. You can remove some of these
toolbars to focus student attention on specific
concepts.
Note
Note
Note
Customizing the Appearance
You can remove toolbars to focus students on only a
few concepts.
1. Click the Author Mode button at the top left of the
screen. Press the Hide All Toolbars button.
Clicking this button returns you to the student
mode, but there are no toolbars on the screen.
2. Click the Author Mode button again. A new toolbar
displays at the top of the screen, with grey buttons
for each of the removed toolbars.
3. Select one or two toolbars you wish to have in the
activity (e.g., Pictures and Number), and then click
the Go to Student Mode button.
Two buttons cause random pictures and random
backgrounds to be selected. This feature
enables students to change the activity without
needing the entire toolbar visible on the screen.
Explore the Quiz Feature
Quizzes are one way to assess comprehension. Several
pre-made quizzes are included in Explore Dinosaurs.
1. Click the Author Mode button and then click the
blue IntelliQuiz button (shows a bright yellow Q).
2. Note that four quiz choices appear. Choose the
Find The button. This quiz only asks for dinosaurs,
so the other toolbars are hidden.
3. Click correct and incorrect answers so you can see
the feedback that students receive.
4. Click the red Stop IntelliQuiz button to end the
quiz. Explore other quizzes.
The Reports feature of
Classroom Suite
records
all student responses in the IntelliQuizzes, both
correct and incorrect. If you assign this activity
to a student and then print the report when
students are finished, you will have a helpful
assessment tool to understand their understanding
of the concepts of number, size, color, etc.
5. Close this activity without saving it.
In the next part of this tutorial, you will learn to use the
Explore template to create many additional Explore
activities.
Explore Tutorial
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Part 1: Exploring the Explore Dinosaurs Activity
Note
Note
Explore Tutorial
4
The Explore Template is designed to help you to author
more Explore activities. Three picture toolbars are
provided: Toys, Animals, and Vehicles. An additional
toolbar is ready for you to add your own pictures.
Opening the Explore Template
1. From the Navigation Screen, click the New button.
Open the Math Templates folder.
2. Open the Explore folder and choose the Explore
Template. The Explore Template displays.
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
your activity as
Explore Vehicles
.
Creating an Explore Activity
1. The Explore Template opens with a page of brief
authoring instructions. You can choose Vehicles,
Animals, Toys, or My Pictures. For this tutorial,
click the Choose Vehicles button.
2. Click the green Author Vehicles button.
The yellow Authoring Instructions button will
return you to the opening page, where you can
change to a different category.
3. The toolbar of Hide/Show buttons enables you to
select the toolbars you want students to use.
4. A toolbar of six vehicles displays at the left of the
page. You will want to keep this toolbar visible.
5. Click any of the other green buttons to remove a
specific toolbar. Click again to return that toolbar.
6. Decide which toolbars you want students to use,
and hide the rest of them. For this tutorial, show
vehicles, sizers, and movements.
Finishing the Activity
1. Click the Go To Student Mode button.
2. From the File menu, select Save As Activity.
3. When prompted, replace the previous version of
your activity by clicking the Replace button.
Congratulations! You have discovered how easy it is to
create a new Explore activity, complete with quizzes!
In the next part of this tutorial, you will learn to
customize this template, if you wish to do so.
Part 2: Using the Explore Template
Note
5
Using the My Pictures Toolbar
You can create a whole new category of pictures for
Explore activities, using the My Pictures toolbar. You
can select pictures from the
Classroom Suite
Picture
Library, or you can use your own photos or pictures.
1. Open the Explore Template (see page 4).
2. When the menu screen displays, click the My
Pictures button. Authoring instructions now
display on the page.
3. From the File menu, select Save As Activity. Name
your customized activity
Explore Bugs
.
4. A toolbar with six numbered buttons displays at the
left of the page.
5. Press the Control key on the computer keyboard
and simultaneously click the Picture 1 button
(
[Ctrl]+click
). The Button Properties dialog box
displays.
6. To add a picture from the Picture Library, click the
Insert Picture From Library button.
7. When the Picture Library dialog box displays, use
the Category drop down list to locate a picture. For
this example, select the Bugs category. Highlight
Caterpillar and click Insert.
Alternatively, click the Insert Picture From File
button. Then navigate to a picture you wish to
use that you may have stored elsewhere on your
computer, or on another CD. When you locate the
picture you want, select it and click OK. It will
insert in the toolbar.
8. Next, change the Button Name at the top of the
dialog box. Select the text Picture 1 and type in
Caterpillar
.
9. Click the Appearance tab and select Picture from
the list on the left. A preview button shows you
how the new button will look. Click OK.
10. Select five more bug pictures for the Picture 2
through Picture 6, repeating steps 5–9 for each
picture.
In the next section of the tutorial, you will customize
the available backgrounds and finish the activity.
Part 3: Customizing the Explore Template
Explore Tutorial
Note
Adding New Backgrounds
You can also select new backgrounds for your
customized activity. The toolbar of background choices
displays at the right of the page.
1.
[Ctrl]+click
any background button on the toolbar.
The Button Properties dialog displays.
2. To add a picture from the Picture Library, click the
Insert Picture from Library button.
3. When the Picture Library dialog box displays, use
the Category drop down list to locate a picture. For
this example, select the Backgrounds category.
Highlight picnic area and click Insert.
Alternatively, click the Insert Picture From File
button. Then navigate to a picture you wish to
use that you may have stored elsewhere on your
computer, or on another CD. When you locate the
picture you want, select it and click OK. It will
insert in the toolbar.
4. Next, change the Button Name at the top of the
dialog box. Select the text in the button name box
and type in
Picnic
.
5. Click the Appearance tab and select Picture from
the list on the left. A preview button shows you
how the new button will look. Click OK.
Finishing the Activity
1. Decide which toolbars you want students to use,
and hide the rest of them, using the Hide/Show
buttons (see steps 4–6, Creating Your Explore
Activity, on page 4).
2. Click the purple Finish Activity button.
3. When prompted, replace the previous version of
your activity by clicking the Replace button.
4. The new activity is saved into the Activities folder,
ready for student use.
Congratulations! You have discovered how easy it is to
customize the Explore Template and make even more
Explore activities, complete with quizzes!
Explore Tutorial
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Part 3: Customizing the Explore Template
Note