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Time Line Tutorial

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Time Line 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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Time Line 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
.
Time Line 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.
Time Line
The Time Line instant-activity kit includes the Time
Line Egypt activity, the Time Line Template, and a PDF
file of this tutorial. You can find these components by
opening the Social Studies Templates folder and then
the Time Line in the New area of
Classroom Suite
.
The Time Line Template enables you to select from
nine different time line designs, or to create a time line
of your own for student activities. The template
provides the resources for students to create and
illustrate time lines in four different historical periods:
Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages.
In
addition, the template is prepared for you to add
resources for any historical period your students are
studying.
In this tutorial, you will start by exploring the Time
Line Egypt activity. Later in the tutorial, you will learn
to create customized time line activities, using the Time
Line template.
Universal Design
The activities you create using the Time Line Template
and
Classroom Suite
are designed for all students,
including those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
Time Line 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 Time Line 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 Time Line Egypt Activity
The Time Line Egypt activity can be used within a
social studies unit focused on the history or as part of
any activity where students are conducting research.
Students enter information onto provided time lines
and have an opportunity to create their own time line.
Opening Time Line Egypt
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 Time Lines. Open Time Line Egypt.
Exploring Time Line Egypt
The Home page of Time Line Egypt gives students a
menu of four different prepared time lines and a page
where they can create their own time line.
1. Click the green Directions button to hear the direc-
tions for the activity.
2. Click each of the time line buttons to see the styles
and the responses requested on each page. Use the
blue Home button to return to the Home page.
3. Explore the resources available in the activity.
Click the Egypt Resources button and look at the
information available in all categories (People,
Places, Events, Time Periods, Pictures). Click each
of these categories to see the choices available for
completing the blanks in the first three time lines.
4. Use the Egypt Resources buttons to enter answers
in the answer boxes on each of the first three
pages. Note that some choices can be used again
on different pages. (Answers provided below.)
5. Use the Check Answer button to check your work.
6. Click the Time Line Tools button and the Acces-
sories button to see the graphics available for
enhancing and creating their own time lines on the
last two pages of the activity.
7. Close the activity without saving it.
ANSWERS
Page 2:
Dzoser, Pyramids, Seneferu, Sphinx
Page 3:
Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom,
Late Kingdom, Ptolemaic Period
Page 4:
Dzoser, Seneferu, Amenemhet, Senusret,
Hatshepsut, Tutankhamen, Ramses, Cambyses,
Cleopatra
The Time Line template enables you to prepare Time
Line activities for Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Middle
Ages. Sets of resources are provided for each of these
periods, including pictures. In addition, the template
has been prepared for you to create custom time lines
for historical periods of your own choice.
Nine time line styles are prepared. In addition, a set of
time line tools enables you to create custom time lines
and add arrows, labels, and other features to time lines.
Opening the Time Line Template
1. From the Navigation Screen, click the New button.
2. Open the Social Studies Templates folder.
3. Open Time Lines and choose Time Line Template.
The Time Line 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 with a unique name, such as
Time
Line Middle Ages
. The activity will be saved into
the Activities folder.
Selecting a Time Period and Title
1. The Time Line Template opens with two toolbars at
the top of the page. The top toolbar is the
authoring toolbar. The student toolbar is second.
2. Click the yellow Authoring Instructions button to
open a page of instructions. You can refer to these
instructions at any time while you work.
3. Click the blue Home button to return to the first
page of the template.
4. Decide on the time period for this time line activity.
For this tutorial, you will use Middle Ages.
5.
[Ctrl]+click
the title (Time Line Template). When
the Properties of Text Box displays, deselect Read-
Only Text so you can edit the title.
6. Edit the text in the text box to read
Time Line
Middle Ages
.
7.
[Ctrl]+click
the title again. When the Properties of
Text Box displays, select Read-Only Text again.
Next you will remove unneeded buttons and pages.
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Part 2: Using the Time Line Template
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Removing Unneeded Pages
The Time Line Template provides nine different time
line layouts or styles, one on each page. You will not
need to use all of these pages in your activity.
1. Use the blue Next Page arrow to look at each page.
Decide which page has a time line design you want
to use in your activity. For this tutorial, you will use
only one page, page a.
2. To delete a page, from the authoring toolbar, click
the Sort Pages button. The Sort Page dialog box
displays.
3. Select an unneeded page. Click the Delete Page
button.
4. Repeat step 3 for all pages you don’t want to use.
Remember to delete the Authoring Instructions
page before you finish your activity. Select the
Authoring Instructions Page and click the Delete
Page button.
5. Click OK to close the Sort Pages dialog box.
Removing Unneeded Buttons
The Time Line home page provides buttons linked to
each of the time line pages. Each button shows the time
line style on that page. However, you have removed
many of those pages. Therefore, you need to remove
the buttons that were linked to those pages.
1. Click each of the buttons on the menu page. If you
see a dialog box that tells you that the page cannot
be found, you should remove that button.
2. To remove a button, hold down the Control key on
the computer keyboard and simultaneously click
the button (
[Ctrl]+click
).
3. The Properties of Page Button dialog box displays.
Deselect Lock Position (remove the check from
the check box). Click OK.
4. Press the Delete key on your computer keyboard.
The button is removed from the page.
5. Repeat steps 1–4 to remove all unneeded buttons.
6. Now the button on your menu page should link to
just the time line style you want to use in your
activity.
Part 2: Using the Time Line Template
Note
5
Moving and Resizing Page Buttons
Now that you have removed buttons, you can reposition
and resize the remaining buttons.
1. From the Edit menu, choose Select All. Then click
the blue Lock/Unlock button on the top toolbar.
2. Notice the black grabber handles around the but-
ton. You can resize the button and reposition it.
Page buttons do not function while they are
unlocked.
3. With the button selected, click the Lock/Unlock
button again again. Now the button will be active
again. If you click it, you will move to the page with
the corresponding time line on it.
Adding Labels
Now you will add labels to the time line.
1. Click the button. The time line page displays.
2. Click the Resources button. Click the Middle Ages
button and the Time Periods button. A toolbar with
three buttons displays at the bottom of the page.
3. Place the cursor in the top left text box. Click the
Early Medieval button. The text appears in the box.
4. Repeat step 3, labeling the other two text boxes
with High Medieval and Late Medieval.
5. Now hold down the Control key on the computer
keyboard and simultaneously click each label
(
[Ctrl]+click
).
When the Properties of Text Box
dialog box displays, click Read-Only Text so that
students don’t edit these boxes.
Adding Answer Boxes
Next you will create two answer boxes for each of the
three periods on the time line.
1. Click the Text tool. Click and drag on the page to
create a text box. Move the text box to the Early
Medieval part of the time line.
2. Repeat step1, placing two text boxes on each of the
three parts of the time line.
3.
[Ctrl+click]
one of the text boxes. The Properties
of Text Box dialog box displays.
4. Click to place check marks in front of Lock Position
and Allow Inserting of Button Names.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each answer box.
Part 2: Using the Time Line Template
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Capturing Answers
Now you will enter answers into the answer boxes.
1. Click Resources, Middle Ages, and Events. A
toolbar of events displays at the bottom of the page.
2. Place the cursor in the first answer box in the Early
Medieval section of the time line.
3. Two possible answers are acceptable in this answer
box. You will enter both of them. Click the Viking
Raids in England button to place the answer in the
text box. Add a semicolon with no spaces on either
side. Click the Battle of Hastings button to add it to
the same text box.
4. Repeat the same answers in the second text box in
the Early Medieval section of the time line.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, adding multiple answers to
the other answer boxes as follows (do not put
spaces before or after the colons that separate the
answers):
High Medieval:
Magna Carta;100 Years War;Black Plague
Late Medieval:
Printing Press Invented;Spanish Inquisition
6. When you have all six answer boxes filled, from the
top toolbar, click the Capture Answers button.
7. Two dialog boxes will appear. Click OK and Yes.
This will specify the correct answers and then
remove the text from the answer boxes.
8. To verify that your answers have been captured,
[Ctrl]+click
an answer box. When the Properties
of Answer dialog box displays, click the Answers
tab. You will see the answer you captured.
9. You may wish to create custom answer labels for
your answers, to make students’ printed reports
more easily understood.
10. From the Edit menu, choose Select All. Use the
Lock/Unlock button to lock all the text and label
boxes in their positions on the page.
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Part 2: Using the Time Line Template
Adding Instructions
1. Create a larger text box for instructions. Type:
Click an empty box on the time line for the
Middle Ages. Then click the event that
belongs at the point on the time line.
2. Center the instructions at the bottom of the page.
Select the text. From the Text menu, change the
font size to 25.
3.
[Ctrl]+click
the instructions text box. Select
Read-Only Text and Lock Position.
Finishing the Activity
1. Click the purple Finish Activity button.
Finish Activity will remove the extra toolbars
and make sure your work is saved into the
Activities folder, where it can be assigned to
students. Toolbars that students need to complete
the activity will display.
2. When prompted, replace the previous version of
your activity by clicking the Replace button.
Congratulations! You have created a new Time Line
Activity!
In the next section of the tutorial, you will customize
the Time Line Template by adding a new historical
period. You will also learn to use the Time Line Tools
to create a custom time line style.
Part 2: Using the Time Line Template
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Note
Time Line Tutorial
Adding a New Historical Period
You may wish to add resources for a different
historical period, such as the Civil War.
1. Open the Time Line Template again (see page 3).
2. From the File menu, select Save As Activity. Save
your new activity as Time Line Civil War.
Adding New Resources
1. Follow steps 5–7 on page 3, changing the title to
Time Line Civil War.
2. Click the Resources button.
3.
[Ctrl]+click
the New Historical Period Button.
The Button Properties dialog box displays.
4. Change the name of the button to
Civil War
.
Click OK, closing the Button Properties dialog
box.
5. Now click the new Civil War button. The toolbar
at the left displays.
[Ctrl]+click
the top button,
called New Historical Period.
6. Repeat step 4 above, changing this button name
to Civil War.
7. Next, click each of the categories. When the
toolbar at the bottom of the page displays, use
steps 3 and 4 above to change the button names
to appropriate details about the Civil War.
8. For the Pictures category, in the Button
Properties dialog box, click the Insert Picture
From Library to add maps and other pictures to
these buttons.
9. Follow the steps on pages 3–6 to create a new
time line activity for the Civil War period.
Finishing the Activity
1. Select the Finish Activity button at the top of the
page.
2. When prompted, replace the previous version of
your time line by clicking the Replace button.
3. Your new activity is automatically saved into the
Activities folder. Notice that the toolbar at the top
has only those buttons that students need to use.
Congratulations! You have created a customized Time
Line activity for your students. The activity is saved
into the Activities folder, ready for student use.
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Part 3: Customizing the Time Line Template
In the next section of the tutorial, you will explore the
tools available to construct your own time line style.
Creating a Custom Time Line Style
In the next section of the tutorial, you will explore the
tools available to construct your own time line.
1. Open the Time Line Template again (see page 3).
2. From the File menu, select Save. Save your new
activity as My New Time Line. It will be saved
into your My Work folder
3. Click the blue Make Your Own Time Line button
on the lower right portion of the page. A blank
screen displays.
4. Click the Time Line Tools button at the top of the
page. A yellow toolbar displays at the right of the
page and the Transform toolbar displays to the
top right of the page.
5. Click the button at the bottom of the toolbar. A
blue segment of a time line is added to the page.
You can color, resize, rotate, and reposition this
line segment.
6. Move it to the center of the page. Use the tools at
the top of the page to enlarge it and rotate it so it
is vertical rather than horizontal.
7. Click the Paint Box button at the top of the page.
A toolbar of colors displays. Click any color to
change the color of the line segment on the page.
8. Repeat steps 5–7 with other available time line
segments.
9. Now click the blue Accessories button to view
other objects you can add to the time line you are
creating.
10. Once you have created the time line style you
want, follow the steps on pages 3–6 of this tutorial
to add curricular content to your custom time
line.
11. From the File menu, select Save. Saving into your
My Work folder will give you an opportunity to
work further with your custom time line style
before you are ready to assign it to students.
Part 3: Customizing the Time Line Template
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