Storybook Tutorial
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Storybook 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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Storybook 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
.
Storybook 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.
Storybook
The Storybook instant-activity kit includes the
Storybook The Band activity, the Storybook Template,
and a PDF file of this tutorial. You can find these
components by opening the Language Arts Templates
folder and then the Storybooks folder in the New area
of
Classroom Suite
.
The Storybook Template has been designed to enable
both you and students to create electronic storybooks
that are similar to Storybook The Band. Students in
grades 1–3 place pictures on each page as a stimulus
for writing. The text they type on the page can be read
aloud by the computer or students can record their own
voices reading the text. Completed storybooks can be
printed or played as slide shows. Three sets of pictures
are provided, as well as space for you to add pictures
for a story of your own choice.
In this tutorial, you will start by exploring the
Storybook The Band activity. Later in the tutorial, you
will learn to create customized storybook writing
activities, using the Storybook template.
Universal Design
The activities you create using the Storybook Template
and
Classroom Suite
are designed for all students,
including those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
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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 Storybook 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
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Part 1: Exploring the Storybook The Band Activity
Opening Storybook The Band
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 Language Arts Templates folder.
3. Open Storybooks and choose Storybook The
Band. The title page of the story displays.
Exploring Storybook The Band
Students write and illustrate a story about a trash can
band. They can add graphics to enhance the provided
illustrations. Storybooks can be printed or presented as
Slide Shows.
The opening page of Storybook The Band includes an
animated scene, a title, and a text box for students to
begin their story. The toolbar at the top of the page.
contains tools to help students create their story,
including word prediction, spell check, tools to resize
objects, and the option of adding a keyboard alphabet
to the screen. A toolbar at the right provides access to
pictures students can add to the page.
Working with Text
1. Click the title of the story. Notice that it reads
aloud. The text in this box has been designated as
Read-Only Text. Students will not be able to change
the text in this box.
2. Click the text box at the center of the title page.
Edit the text in this text box, creating the
beginning of a story about a trash can band.
3. Click the Read All button in the toolbar at the top of
the page to hear the new text read aloud.
4. There is a text box, ready for students to add text,
on each of the six pages of this activity.
5. Click the Show Letters button in the toolbar. An on-
screen keyboard displays at the bottom of the
screen. Click Hide Letters button at the top left to
remove the keyboard.
Using Spell Check and Word Prediction
Storybook The Band helps develop writing fluency by
providing students with tools to assist them, such as
Spell checking and word prediction.
1. Click the blue Next Page arrow to go to page 2.
2. In the text box, type:
One day Bobby got the
idea to start a band.
Remove the e from idea, so
it is misspelled.
3. Click the Spell Check button. Select the option that
is correct.
4. Click the Word Prediction button.Begin typing
He
thought trash cans would make good
instruments
. Notice that a toolbar of suggested
words displays at the bottom of the page. Click any
word on this toolbar to enter it into your text.
5. Click the Word Prediction button again to close it.
Adding Graphics
1. Click the Story Pictures button at the top right. A
toolbar of Backgrounds, Characters, and Objects
displays at the right of the page.
2. Click the Backgrounds button. Six images appear,
along with a plain white background. Change from
one background to another by clicking the buttons.
3. Click the ocean background. The boy is on a
beach.
4. Click the Characters button. Six different
characters can be added to the story.
5. Click Friends to add them to the screen. While the
picture is selected, click the Flip Horizontally
button. The characters change direction.
6. Click the Objects button. Seven objects display.
7. Click the rocks.While the rocks are still selected,
click the Make Bigger button five times and move
the rocks to the left of the trash cans.
8. Use the blue Next Page arrow to navigate through
the other five pages of the storybook.
Recording Sound
If you have a microphone connected to your
computer, you can add sounds to each page.
1. Select a page to which you would like to add a
sound. Click the Add Sound button.
2. A Record Sound dialog box opens for the page you
have chosen. You may either record a sound of
your own, or click the Import button to add a
sound you have saved in another location.
3. Close this activity without saving it.
In the next part of this tutorial, you use the Storybook
Template to create new electronic storybooks.
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Part 1: Exploring the Storybook The Band Activity
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This template is designed to create storybooks for
student authors. Students in primary grades enter both
pictures and text. Students select and place pictures on
each page as a stimulus for writing. The text they type
on the page can be read aloud by the computer or
students can record their own voices reading the text.
Completed storybooks can be printed or played as slide
shows. Three sets of pictures have been provided, and
you can import your own for students to work with.
Opening the Storybook Template
1. From the Navigation Screen, click the New button.
2. Open the Language Arts Templates folder.
3. Open Storybooks and choose Storybook Template.
4. 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
.
5. From the File menu, select Save As Activity. Save
your activity with a unique name. It will now be
saved into the Activities folder.
Selecting a Theme
1. The Storybook template opens with two toolbars at
the top of the page and one at the bottom. The top
toolbar is the authoring toolbar. The second is the
student toolbar. The toolbar at the bottom provides
access to the three stories included in the template.
2. Click the yellow Authoring Instructions button to
open a pink page of instructions for the template.
You can refer to these instructions at any time.
Notice that the status bar shows the Authoring
Instructions as page 11 of 11. Use the Sort
Pages button to delete page 11 before you finish
your activity (see page 5).
3. Click the Home button to return to the first page.
From the toolbar at the bottom, choose a theme.
For this tutorial, click the Baseball Fan button.
Each of the three themes will display theme-
specific pictures, as well as backgrounds,
characters, and objects that can be added to any of
the themed stories.
4. To change themes, click the green Start Over
button.
Part 2: Using the Storybook Template
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5
Exploring the Assets in Each Theme
You have selected a theme. It is the students’
responsibility to illustrate and write a story, using the
assets you have made available to them. You will now
explore the assets for Baseball Fan. Similar assets exist
for the other two theme choices.
1. Notice that a toolbar of four buttons has replaced
the Choose a Theme toolbar: Baseball Fan
Pictures, Backgrounds, Characters, and Objects.
2. Click the Baseball Fan Pictures button. Five
buttons display, each with a baseball-related
graphic. The button on the far right inserts a frame
animation showing a series of images.
3. Click Backgrounds. Notice the variety of
backgrounds. Students can use the same
background on each page of their storybook or
change backgrounds on different pages.
4. Click the Characters and Objects buttons. Notice
the choices available. Three of the characters (girl,
dog, and cat) are animated graphics.
Student authors are responsible for writing their
own baseball story and for selecting
backgrounds and pictures to illustrate that story. Your
task in using the Storybook Template is to provide the
writing and illustrating environment in which they can
develop their creativity and writing skills.
Finishing the Activity
You have selected a theme and acquainted yourself
with the resources that theme makes available to your
students. Now you will
finish the activity.
1. From the Pages menu, select Sort Pages. The Sort
Pages dialog box displays.
2. Select the last page (Authoring Instructions Page)
and click the Delete Page button. Click OK.
3. Click the purple Finish Activity button to remove
the authoring toolbar, save your work, and make
the activity ready for your students.
4. When prompted, replace the previous version of
your activity by clicking the Replace button.
Congratulations! You have just created an electronic
storybook activity. You can assign this to your students
whenever you are ready.
The next sections of the tutorial provide ways to
customize this template, if you wish to do so.
Part 2: Using the Storybook Template
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Using the My Own Pictures Toolbar
You can create a custom story with a whole new
category of pictures using the My Own Pictures
toolbar. Select pictures from the
Classroom Suite
Library or use your own photos or pictures to enable
students to create new electronic storybooks.
Customizing the Theme Button
1. Open the Storybook Template (see page 3). From
the File menu, choose Save As Activity, naming the
activity
My New Storybook
.
2. From the Choose A Theme toolbar at the bottom of
the page, click the My Own Pictures button. A
yellow My Pictures button displays at the bottom
left of the screen.
3. Press the Control key on the computer keyboard
and simultaneously click the My Pictures Button
(
[Ctrl]+click
). The Button Properties dialog box
displays.
4. Click the Insert Picture From Library button. From
the Category drop down list, choose the Food
category.
5. Highlight the Lunch listing and click Insert.
6. Next, in the Button Name box at the top right of
the dialog box, change the name of the button to
Picnic Pictures
.
7. Click the Appearance tab. Select Picture and Name.
Change the font size to 12. Click OK. Your Picnic
Pictures button displays at the bottom of the page.
Customizing the Theme Toolbar
1. Click the Picnic Pictures button. A new toolbar of
six buttons displays at the bottom of the screen.
The first five buttons enable you to provide five
pictures for this toolbar. The sixth button
enables you to create an animated sequence easily.
2.
[Ctrl]+click
the first picture button. When the
dialog box opens, follow steps 4–6 above, selecting
a new picture for this button. Name the new
picture.
3. Use this process to place pictures and names on
each of the five theme toolbar buttons.
The next part of the tutorial will guide you to create the
animation button.
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Part 3: Customizing the Storybook Template
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Customizing the Animation Button
1.
[Ctrl]+click
the far right Animation button. The
Button Properties dialog box displays.
2. Click the Insert Picture From Library button and
select one of the pictures you have already used.
Click Insert. Continue selecting and inserting the
pictures you placed on the other five buttons.
Each time you insert a picture, the previously
inserted picture disappears from view. The
program is saving each of the images for you and
will play a frame animation showing all five
pictures when this button is selected. Use the
scroll bar at the bottom of the Button Properties
dialog box to confirm that the pictures are there.
3. When you have added all the pictures to the
animation button, in the Button Name text box,
type:
Picnic Animation
.
4. Click the Appearance tab. Change the font size to
10. Click OK. The dialog box closes.
Finish this activity by clicking the purple Finish
Activity button (see page 8).
The next sections of the tutorial include even more
ways to customize the Storybook Template.
Adding Your Own Pictures
You can use your own artwork or photos in this
activity. For example, you may have scanned a series
of student drawings and you want students to use
their own illustrations in their electronic storybook.
1. Open the Storybook Template (see page 4). Click
the My Own Pictures button and then the My
Pictures button.
2.
[Ctrl]+click
the left button. 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.
3. When you locate the picture you want, select it
and click OK. It will insert in the toolbar. Rename
the button.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each custom picture.
Part 3: Customizing the Storybook Template
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Adding a Student’s Voice
When students have completed their storybooks, you
may wish to add the sound of a student reading the
text aloud. His or her recorded voice will play
automatically when you turn the pages of the book.
You will need a microphone for your computer.
1. Select any page where you want to record a voice.
From the Pages menu, select Page Properties.
2. Click the Page Sounds tab.
3. Select the Recorded Sound radio button.
4. Click the Record button.
5. When the Record Sound dialog box appears, click
the red Record button and record the sound.
6. Name the sound for each page, such as Page 1
sound, Page 2 sound, etc.
7. Click OK when you are finished recording the
sound for a specific page.
8. Repeat steps 1–7 for each page of your storybook.
Removing Pages
You can remove pages without affecting the function
of the activity.
1. From the Pages menu, select Sort Pages. The
Sort Pages dialog box displays.
2. Select the page(s) you want to delete.
3. Click Delete Page. The page will disappear.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for every page that you wish
to delete. Be sure to delete the Authoring
Instructions page.
5. Click OK to close the Sort Pages dialog box.
Finishing the Custom Activity
Clicking the Finish Activity button will remove all the
extra toolbars and make sure your work is saved into
the Activities folder, ready to assign to students.
1. Click the purple Finish Activity button.
2. Name your new activity (or if prompted to do so,
click the Replace button if you are resaving an
activity you have previously named and saved).
Congratulations, you have created a totally
customized electronic storybook activity!
Part 3: Customizing the Storybook Template
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