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InterWrite SchoolPad You must charge your SchoolPad and pen for about 3 hours prior to use. Resources that might be helpful: Interwrite Educator Resources: http://www.einstruction.com/products/interactive_teaching/workspace/index.htm lInterwrite Pad Getting Started Guides: http://www.einstruction.com/products/interactive_teaching/pad/index.html Downloading the Software and Connecting the SchoolPad: 1. Connect to the following site to download the latest version of the Interwrite SchoolPad Software (Up to version 8.0): http://www.einstruction.com/support_downloads/downloads.html a. If you are prompted for a product key, you may enter in the following key code: A N A T IK8 K51 2. Plug in Bluetooth USB Adaptor. This adaptor “talks” to the SchoolPad. Once the adaptor is plugged into the computer, it should be automatically recognized and no additional driver is necessary. 3. Turn “on” the SchoolPad. 4. You must now make sure that the adaptor detects your SchoolPad. Click the “Interwrite Workspace icon” to open the Device Manager. 5. Click “Device Manager.” a. After you have read the information on this screen, click the “x” to close this window. 6. Click the green plus sign and then choose “Add Bluetooth Device.” Document1 Instructional Technology Page 1 of 4 Williamson County Schools 7. Enter the last 4 characters of the SchoolPad address. 8. Click “Connect.” 9. While the software is searching, you will see a spinning question mark. 10. Once your device has been detected, you will see an icon similar to the one shown here: Getting To Know Your SchoolPad: Document1 Instructional Technology Page 2 of 4 Williamson County Schools Getting to know the Using The Pen Tool: WorkSpace Toolbar: Benefits of the SchoolPad: The SchoolPad works with any LCD projector, a normal projection screen (or wall) No more turning your back to students! The teacher can be in the best position to communicate with students while still maintaining control over the lesson, presentation and classroom Students and teachers can interact with the applications or images from any location in the classroom Robust software allows students and teachers to annotate, edit, highlight and even interact with computer applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Increased audience participation and attention Bluetooth wireless connectivity Up to 7 wireless pads can be passed around the classroom for classroom activities Document1 Instructional Technology Page 3 of 4 Williamson County Schools Ideas for Using InterWrite: Save lessons to present to students who were absent Create video files to teach a software application, a lesson, or as a review to be posted to the server or web. Example- How to create a graph in Excel or how to burn a project to cds Use the built-in maps to teach continents, oceans, countries, or states and capitals. Present presentations created by student or teacher Have students create e-folios including samples of their work and narration Digital storytelling Teach whole group computer or keyboarding skills Brainstorming Take notes directly into PowerPoint presentations Reinforce skills by using on-line interactive web sites Creating a project calendar Teach editing skills using editing marks Use in the 6-trait writing process Use highlighter tool to highlight nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. Use it with Kidspiration or Inspiration Teaching students how to navigate the Internet Illustrate and write a book as a class. Use the record feature to narrate the text. Use the Interwrite software to create lessons in advance, at home or at school. Then save them for future use or to be shared with other teachers Diagramming activities Teaching steps to a math problem. Have students share projects during Parent/Teacher/Student conferences Graphics and charts with ESL learners and special ed students. Teaching vocabulary Electronic Word Wall End each day by having students write one thing that they learned The SchoolPad has three modes: Whiteboard Mode – This works just like a whiteboard so you can write or draw on a plain white screen. Office Mode – This mode integrates with Microsoft Office projects, such as embedding annotations into the PowerPoint presentations. Interactive Mode – You can open a document and interact with it. The original document will not change. Document1 Instructional Technology Page 4 of 4 Williamson County Schools
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