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State Report Tutorial

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State Report 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, Bobbi ...
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State Report 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
.
State Report 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.
State Report
The State Report instant-activity kit includes the State
Report California activity, the State Report Template,
and a PDF file of this tutorial. You can find these
components by opening the Social Studies Templates
folder and then the State Report folder in the New area
of
Classroom Suite
.
The State Report Template is designed for you to
prepare an activity focused on any of the fifty states.
In this tutorial, you will start by exploring the State
Report California activity. Later in the tutorial, you will
learn to create customized book report activities, using
the State Report Template.
Universal Design
The activities you create using the State Report
Template and
Classroom Suite
are designed for all
students, including those with physical or cognitive
disabilities.
State Report Tutorial
1
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 State Report 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
State Report Tutorial
2
Part 1: Exploring the State Report California Activity
Students use this activity to research and report on the
state of California.The activity can be used for a class
discussion, a small group project, or as a presentation.
Opening State Report California
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 Social Studies Templates folder.
3. Open the State Report folder and choose State
Report California.
Exploring State Report California
1. State Report California opens with an animation of
the state of California emerging out of a map of the
United States. An editing toolbar displays at the top
of the page.
2. Click the green Directions button to hear the direc-
tions. Then click the blue Next Page button.
3. On each page of the activity, text boxes provide spe-
cific directions for completing that page.
Page 2—add state image, resources, capital name.
Page 3—add landforms to the state.
Page 4—add neighboring states around California.
Page 5—add dates and events to a state time line.
Page 6—describe tribes, explorers, early settlers.
Page 7—describe the state flag and add video clips.
Page 8—add a video clip and describe it.
Page 9—add more details about the state.
4. Use the blue Next Page arrow to go to each page.
Follow the instructions on the page.
5. Select the instructions box when you finish the
activity on a page. Click the Delete key on your
computer keyboard to remove the instructions box.
On the next page, you will learn to use some of
the tools that are available to students who will
use this activity and the other state reports you can
provide for them with the State Report Template.
Note
Resizing and Locking Pictures
You can resize, position, and lock pictures you add.
1. Select a picture and position it on the page.
2. Use the Make Smaller and Make Bigger buttons to
change the size of the picture.
3.
[Ctrl]+click
the picture. The Properties of Picture
dialog box displays.
4. Click to place a check mark before Lock Position.
Click OK.
5. Repeat steps 1–4 for each picture.
Adding Movies
Page 8 suggests you add a movie to the State Report
California Activity.
Classroom Suite
includes almost 100
video clips, or you can add one of your own.
1. Click the Insert Movie button on the toolbar at the
top of the page.
2. The Open dialog box displays, open to the Movies
folder within Classroom Suite.
3. Open the State Report Movies folder and select one
of the seven movies.
4. Click Open.
5. The unlocked movie will insert on the page.
Position the movie, resizing it if you wish.
6.
[Ctrl]+click
the movie and check Lock Position.
The movie will now play when you click on it.
Alternatively, use the Open dialog box in step 2
to navigate to a location on your computer
where you have a movie file stored. Follow steps
4–6 to add your own movie to the state report.
Viewing as Slide Show
1. Page 9 has a Slide Show button. Click it to see the
report you have created.
Page 10 of the activity provides the list of states
and their capitols. If you do not want to include
this page in a slide show, navigate to that page.
From the Pages menu, select Delete Page.
2. If you wish to do so, click Save to save your report.
In the next part of this tutorial, you will use the State
Report Template to create a similar report for any of
the fifty states.
State Report Tutorial
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Part 1: Exploring the State Report California Activity
Note
Note
State Report Tutorial
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The State Report template enables you to create
reports for any of the fifty states.
Opening the State Report Template
1. From the Navigation Screen, click the New button.
2. Open the Social Studies Templates folder.
3. Open the State Report folder and the State Report
Template. The State Report Template displays.
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 as
State Report Texas
. It will now be
saved into the Activities folder.
Editing the Title Page
1. The State Report has two toolbars at the top of the
page.
2. Click the yellow Authoring Instructions button to
view a pink text box of instructions provided in the
middle of the page. These instructions provide a
brief overview of this more detailed tutorial.
3. Click the Home button to return to the title page.
You will be adding the name of the state and its
picture.
4. Hold down the Control key and simultaneously
click the text box (
[Ctrl]+click
).
5. The Properties of Text Box dialog box displays.
Click to remove the check mark in front of Read-
Only Text, so that the title can be changed.
6. Change the text to read
Texas Report
.
7.
[Ctrl]+click
the text box again and replace the
check mark in front of Read-Only Text.
8. Click the Show States button. Then click the Texas
button. Position the picture of Texas on the page,
resizing it if desired.
9. With the picture of Texas still selected, click the
Lock/Unlock button to lock the picture to the
page.
In the next section of the tutorial, you will learn to
customize the text and questions provided in the State
Report Template.
Part 2: Using the State Report Template
5
Customizing Questions
1. Click the blue Next Page arrow to move to page 2.
2. Select the text box at the top of the page. Change
the text box to read Texas Report. Then
[Ctrl]+click
the text box and make it
Read-Only Text.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for pages 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
(You do not need to make any changes on pages 4
and 10.)
4. You can use step 2 to change any of the text in the
text boxes on each page.
Removing Pages
Ten pages may be more than you want to assign to
some of your students. You can remove pages without
affecting the function of the activity.
1. From the Pages menu, select Sort Pages. The Sort
Pages dialog 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 page 11, the authoring
instructions page.
5. Click OK to close the Sort Pages dialog.
Finishing the Activity
1. When you have finished modifying the template,
click the purple Finish Activity button to save your
work and make the activity ready for your students.
2. When prompted, replace the previous version of
your book report by clicking the Replace button.
3. Finish Activity will remove all the extra toolbars
and make sure your work is saved as an Activity.
Congratulations! You have just created a state report
for the state of Texas. You can assign this to your
students whenever you are ready. You can use the same
process and techniques to create a state report activity
for any of the fifty states.
In the next section of the tutorial, you will learn to add
more pictures to the State Report Template.
Part 2: Using the State Report Template
State Report Tutorial
Note
You may wish to customize the State Report Template
even further with graphics from the
Classroom Suite
Picture Library as well as from other locations: a clip
art CD, a digital camera, or other art you have
collected.
1. Open the State Report Template again (see
page 4), if you want to create another activity with
your own graphics.
2. Alternatively, navigate to the Activities folder and
open the activity you just saved, if you want to add
your own graphics to that activity.
Pictures from the Picture Library
1. Click the Picture Library button.
2. The Picture Library toolbar displays at the bottom
of the page. Use the Next arrow at the right to
scroll to the Map Icons category.
3. Click any picture you wish to add to the page. It
will insert directly on the page.
4. Follow the steps on the top of page 3 to resize your
picture and lock it to the page.
Pictures from Other Locations
1. From the Edit pull down menu, choose Insert
Picture from File.
2. Navigate to the location where the picture you want
to use is stored.
3. Click Open to place the picture on the page.
4. Follow the steps on page 5 of this tutorial to resize
and lock the new graphics on the page.
Finishing Up
1. If you added your own graphics to a new State
Report activity, click the Finish Activity button.
If you added your own graphics to the activity you
created on pages 4–5 of this tutorial, from the Edit
menu, select Save As Activity. When prompted,
click the Replace button to replace a previous
version.
2. Your customized State Report will be saved into the
Activity folder, ready to be assigned to a student.
Congratulations! You have just customized a State
Report activity. You can assign this to your students
whenever you are ready.
State Report Tutorial
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Part 3: Customizing the State Report Template
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