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APPENDIX F
Introduction to Appendix F
The Progress Portfolio is software that helps students conduct long-term inquiry projects
using computers, including visualization projects, Internet-based research, explorations
with CD-ROMs, simulations, digital libraries, etc. The software enables students to
document and reflect on their work using an integrated suite of screen capture,
annotation, organization, and presentation tools.
TeacherÕs Note: The current version of Progress Portfolio is available only for Macintosh
computers that are equipped with the minimal requirements outlined in Section 1, Quick
Install.
Students can use Progress Portfolio tools to capture and annotate graphic images they
find, create, or use on the computer. Once the images have been placed on a Progress
Portfolio page, students can use evidence fields (boxes), drawing tools, and Sticky
Notes to record and highlight observations, comments, and conclusions. In addition,
teachers can design prompts and pages that encourage students to think about key
issues as they work. Pre-designed Page Types are provided for some of the suggested
activities, and other customized pages can be easily prepared. Progress Portfolio
encourages students to organize the information they collect on pages, reflect upon this
information and the progress they have made, and determine what additional
information still needs to be collected. Once students are satisfied with their data, they
can use Progress Portfolio to create presentations. Progress Portfolio can be used for any
project or activity in which data and images are accessible by computer, including
Internet-based research.
This appendix is intended to get you started using the Progress Portfolio software. It
will guide you through three stages of preparation, provide resources for using the
software with Science and Sustainability activities, and serve as a resource for additional
information about the software.
Contents of this Appendix
Preparation
1.    Quick Install Ð Instructions for downloading and installing the
      Progress Portfolio software.
2.    Quick Tour -- A hands-on tutorial of the software to help you use and
      understand the basic features of Progress Portfolio.
3.    Classroom Setup Ð Some tips on how to set up and use Progress
      Portfolio in the classroom.
Activities
4.    Student Activities
5.    Teacher Uses
Resources
6.    UserÕs Guide
7.    Quick Reference Page
8.    Glossary

After you have become acquainted with the basic use of the software, you can learn
about some of the more advanced features in the Advanced Tutorial on the Progress
Portfolio website: <http://www.progressportfolio.nwu.edu>


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1. QUICK INSTALL
Installing the Progress Portfolio Software onto your Computer
       To use Progress Portfolio, you must first install the software on to your computer (the
       current version of Progress Portfolio is available only for Macintosh computers). Before
       starting the installation process, please make sure that your computer meets the
       following hardware requirements:

                                        Minimum                   Recommended

         Computer                Any Power Macintosh       Macintosh G3 (OS 8.6 or
                                 (System 7.x or higher)    higher)

         RAM                     32 MB physical RAM,       64 MB physical RAM
                                 48 MB Virtual
                                 Memory

         Hard Disk Space         20 MB free space          30 MB free space

         Monitor Resolution      640x480 pixels (12        1024x768 pixels (16/17 inch
                                 inch screen)              screen)

         Network (optional)      Not necessary             EtherTalk (Ethernet)



       In the following section you will find instructions for how to download the Progress
       Portfolio from the World Wide Web and then install the software onto your computer.


       If you do not have Internet access, or have a slow modem (14.4k or less), email
       ppsupport@mail.sesp.nwu.edu and a CD-ROM will be mailed to you.


Downloading and Installing the Progress Portfolio Software from the World
Wide Web
·   Go to the Progress Portfolio website at: http://www.progressportfolio.nwu.edu

·   Select the SEPUP information page by clicking ÒSEPUP Information.Ó

·   To download the software, click on ÒDownload Progress Portfolio (SEPUP version).Ó

·   A dialogue box will appear showing you how long it will take to finish downloading the
    software. Once the dialogue box has disappeared, a file titled
    ÒInstall_ProgPort_v2.x_SEPUPÓ should be in your computer, most likely on your desktop.
    You are now ready to install the software onto your hard drive.

·   Double click on the ÒInstall_ProgPort_v2.x_SEPUPÓ icon. A dialogue box will introduce the
    software and prompt you to continue. Click on ÒContinueÓ.




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·   Another dialogue box will appear that contains release notes for the software. To continue
    with the installation process, click ÒContinueÓ.

·   A Progress Portfolio licensing agreement dialogue box will appear. To continue with the
    installation process, click ÒAgreeÓ.

·   You will now be prompted to enter a password. The password, which must be entered in
    capital letters, is SEPUPPIES.

·   At the next dialogue box you will be prompted to decide how you would like to install
    Progress Portfolio. You can choose either ÒEasy InstallÓ or ÒCustom InstallÓ. ÒEasy InstallÓ
    means that all of the files will be installed in a Progress Portfolio folder on your hard
    drive. ÒCustom InstallÓ allows you to choose which files to install. If you have not used the
    Progress Portfolio software before, it is recommended that you begin with the Easy Install.
    When you use Easy Install, a number of files are installed on your computer. These are listed
    in Table 1 on the next page.

·   Once you have decided how you are going to install Progress Portfolio, click ÒInstallÓ.

·   A dialogue box will appear asking you to choose the location in which you want to place
    the Progress Portfolio folder. After specifying where you want the Progress Portfolio folder
    to be installed, click ÒInstallÓ.

·   A dialogue box will inform you that your computer may need to be restarted and ask you if
    you want to continue. Click ÒYesÓ.

·   A dialogue box will appear showing that the files are being installed on your computer.
    When the installation is complete, a dialogue box will appear and the Progress Portfolio
    folder will open on your desktop. At this point, your computer should be restarted so the
    software can be used. Click ÒRestartÓ.

·   Once you have restarted your computer, the Progress Portfolio folder should still be open on
    your desktop and you are ready to use Progress Portfolio. To begin working with Progress
    Portfolio, just double click on the ÒProgress Portfolio 2.xÓ icon.

·   Go on to the next section, Quick Tour, for a tutorial about how to use the Progress Portfolio.




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       Table 1: What is installed?

       During the installation process, you installed several files necessary to make the
       Progress Portfolio operate.

       File/Folder                     Description

       ReadMe (Netscape)               & ReadMe (Internet Explorer)
                                       Double-click on either of these files to view the
                                       Progress Portfolio documentation in your browser.

       Progress Portfolio 2.x          The software application. Click on this icon to open the
                                       Progress Portfolio.

       Data Camera 2.x                 The Data Camera is the tool necessary to capture
                                       images for use in the Progress Portfolio. It will open up
                                       automatically when the Progress Portfolio is opened.

       pp-storage (folder)             This folder contains all of the Progress PortfolioÕs data,
                                       and includes example project types and example project
                                       files.

       Documentation (folder)          This folder contains the documentation for the Progress
                                       Portfolio. The two ReadMe (Netscape) and ReadMe
                                       (Internet Explor) icons are links to files in this folder.

       TSM Fix 1.03 (in system folder) An extension that fixes a Mac OS bug affecting mouse
                                       clicks. The Data Camera needs this in order to operate
                                       properly. This file is automatically installed in your
                                       computerÕs system folder.




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2. Quick Tour
This section provides a quick overview on how to use the Progress PortfolioÕs
main features. You will learn these features by working through an example
investigation called the Crime Investigation Activity.

The Crime Investigation Activity
The Crime Investigation Activity was designed to demonstrate how the Progress Portfolio can
be used to keep track of evidence, observations, and interpretations, and construct a theory that
is supported by this evidence. The activity involves collecting and interpreting evidence from a
crime scene (fingerprints and interviews with suspects and witnesses) to reconstruct the crime.


·   Start the Progress Portfolio.
        Locate the "Progress Portfolio" application icon in the ÒProgress Portfolio FolderÓ.

        To open the program, double-click on the "Progress Portfolio" icon.

        When the Progress Portfolio has started you will see the Data Cam and the ÒOpen
        ProjectÓ dialog box appear on the screen.




        CanÕt find the "Open Project" dialog box?
        Select "New Project" from the "File" menu to open the ÒOpen ProjectÓ dialog box.


·   Create a new Project.
        To create a new project click on the "New" button at the bottom of the ÒOpen ProjectÓ
        dialog box.




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       Select "Crime Activity Project Type" by clicking on it, then click on "Next" to continue.
       You will be using different ÒProject TypesÓ for different activities in your class; for
       example, you will be using the ÒSEPUP Project TypeÓ with most of the Science and
       Sustainability Activities.




       Choose a name for your project, then type in your projectÕs name, your name, and the
       names of any co-authors in the appropriate fields.

       Click on"Create" to open a new ÒCrime ExampleÓ project.




·   Capture images using the DataCam



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        You can collect evidence in the Progress Portfolio by using the DataCam. The DataCam
        can capture an image from most files that can be opened by a Macintosh computer.

        The first task in the Crime Investigation Activity requires you to gather physical
        evidence from the crime scene.

        To open this investigation, open the ÒProgress Portfolio FolderÓ and double-click on the
        icon ÒReadMe (Netscape)Ó or ÒReadMe (Internet Explorer)Ó, then select ÒCrime
        Investigation ActivityÓ from the list of options.




        CanÕt get to the crime scene?
A copy of the Crime Investigation Activity was placed in your Progress Portfolio Folder on your
computer when you installed Progress Portfolio. To open it , you must first open the ReadMe file
in your Progress Portfolio Folder. If you canÕt find the ReadMe files, you should reinstall
Progress Portfolio using the ÒEasy InstallÓ option Ð this should install all example files,
including the crime activity.


        Click on the Òtwo fingerprintsÓ link on the Crime Investigation web page under
        ÒPhysical EvidenceÓ. You should now see two fingerprints taken from a table and a
        ladder.




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        Next, click on the camera button on the Data Cam tool.




        When you hear "click," and your cursor turns into a crosshair, move the cursor to the
        upper left corner of one of the fingerprints, click and hold down the mouse button, then
        drag the mouse to draw a box around the fingerprint. When you release the mouse
        button, the Data Cam will capture the image and place it in the Progress PortfolioÕs
        ÒClipboardÓ.




        Drew the box wrong?
If you make a mistake, just drag the mouse up and to the left, past your original click point, and
nothing will be captured.


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       After the DataCam captures the image, it automatically switches to the Progress
       Portfolio. The "Clipboard Thumbnail Picture,Ó located at the bottom right-hand corner
       of the screen, will show that the fingerprint you captured is currently on the clipboard.




·   Place the image on a Page
       Data collected using the Progress Portfolio is held in ÒPages.Ó ÒPagesÓ are like
       worksheets: they are standard forms with empty fields for placing text and graphic
       data. Different Page Types have different fields in which you may place data.




       Now that you have captured an image of the fingerprint you can place it on a Page. To
       create a new Page, click and hold down on the ÒNew PageÓ button located on the toolbar
       in the lower part of the Progress Portfolio. Select the ÒEvidenceÓ Page Type from the
       pop-up menu.




       At this point you should see an Evidence Page on the right side of the Progress Portfolio
       screen. Notice that the mouse cursor is now a ÒSelection ArrowÓ again. The cursor and
       the tool bar will indicate which tool is currently active.




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       To place your image onto the Page, first click on the Clipboard Thumbnail Picture of the
       fingerprint in the bottom right corner of the screen.

       Then click on the ÒEvidenceÓ field on the left side of the Page. The fingerprint on the
       clipboard will be placed in the selected Evidence field.




·   Capture a second image
       Your next task in the Crime Investigation is to compare a fingerprint from a suspect to
       the fingerprint you just ÒliftedÓ from the crime scene.

       To capture a fingerprint from a suspect, click on the "Application Switcher" button (on
       the right side of the Data Cam) to return to where you last took a picture: the web page
       with the two fingerprints.




       Click on the link to the suspect "Eric 'Bones' Baumgartner" to see that suspectÕs
       fingerprint.

       Capture the image of the suspectÕs fingerprint and place it on your Evidence Page in the
       same manner that you captured the image of the fingerprint from the crime scene.




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·   Point out features with Sticky Notes
       In comparing the two fingerprints, you may notice features that lead you to conclude
       that they are or are not from the same person. Sticky Notes provide an easy way to
       point out these interpretations.




       To create a Sticky Note, click on the Sticky Note Tool button in the bottom toolbar.
       Next, click on the page to place the note. Click in the note to type.




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       Drag the arrow head(s) located on the perimeter of the Sticky Note to point to the
       parts of the fingerprint you are explaining.


·   Document the evidence
       For the Crime Investigation Activity, you now have a Page with two fingerprints on it,
       but no information about where these fingerprints came from. To help you remember the
       source of your evidence, type ÒEric BaumgartnerÓ in the ÒSuspectÓ field.

       Also, record any inferences you have made in the data field titled ÒThis evidence leads
       me to believe that É Ò Click in this field and write your interpretations.




·   Rename the Page
       The Progress Portfolio automatically names Pages you create according to the Page
       Type you selected. For example, the page you just created was automatically named


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        ÒEvidence Page 1.Ó ItÕs generally a good idea to rename your pages so that they are
        more descriptive.

        To rename a Page, double-click on the Page Name. The name is highlighted, and you
        can type in the new name. For example, rename the Page ÒCompare Baumgartner and
        Table Fingerprint.Ó




       CanÕt change a page name?
To change a name, double-click on the name , not the icon. Double-clicking the icon will open up
the Page.



·   Collect more evidence
        Follow the procedure described above to explore more evidence from the crime scene,
        create more pages to compare other fingerprints, make note of any inconsistencies or
        alibis from the interviews, etc.


·   Organize your Pages with Folders
        Now that you've collected a number of Pages in the Crime Investigation activity, you
        can organize them using folders. For example, you can create a folder for fingerprint
        comparisons and a folder for interview evidence. To create a new folder, click and hold
        down the "New Organizer" button, then select "Folder".




        Next, give the folder a name by clicking on the default name and then typing a new
        name (e.g. Fingerprint Comparisons).




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       To put Pages in the folder, click and drag the page icons in the Portfolio Contents
       window pane to the folder.

       To see what youÕve put inside the folder, click on the triangle next to the folder icon to
       open up the folder.


·   Organize your Pages with Tables
       You can also organize your Pages with tables. To create a table, click and hold down the
       "New Organizer" button, then select "Table" and ÒEmptyÓ from the pop-up menus.




       To add rows, click and hold down on the ÒOptionsÓ button below the Page screen area
       and select ÒInsert Rows/Columns.Ó Now place your cursor on the border where you wish
       to add a row or column. (Your cursor should change into an arrow and the border of the
       row or column where you want to make the insertion should be highlighted.) Click on
       the border. Continue to click at the insertion site to add more rows or columns. For
       example, each click made at the bottom border of the table will insert another row.
       Each click on the border of the final column will add another column.

       To add text to a table cell, click inside the cell, then type. For example, you can label
       the cells with the names of the suspects in the title rows, and label the columns ÒTableÓ
       and ÒLadder.Ó

       To store a Page in a cell, click and drag the page icon from the Project Contents window
       pane into a cell.




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·   Create a Presentation
       When you have completed your investigation, you can use the Progress Portfolio to
       create a presentation. Creating a presentation is one of the key reflective activities in
       using the Progress Portfolio, as it involves a process of reviewing your evidence and
       selecting key pieces to include.




       To create a presentation, first open the Presentation Contents window pane by clicking
       on the black "Presentation" bar on the right side of the screen.

       Next, review your Pages to decide on the strongest evidence for your claims. Double-
       click on the page icon in the Project Contents window pane to see a Page.

       To add a Page to your presentation, drag the Page icon from the Project Contents window
       pane into the Presentation Contents window pane. The Progress Portfolio automatically
       creates a copy of the original Page in the presentation so you can modify the Page
       without affecting your original data.




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       After youÕve copied all of the pages you want to use in your presentation, to maximize
       the presentation view, drag the Presentation Bar all the way to the left.

       To reorder the Pages in the Presentation Contents window pane, drag the page icon to a
       new position .

       Next, you might also want to clean up some of the pages by deleting extra information
       or rearranging the fields aesthetically.

       You can also create a new Presentation Page in the same way that you create regular
       Pages using the ÒNew PageÓ button. For example, you might want to create a title Page
       and move it to the beginning of your presentation.

       When you have finished preparing your presentation, you can run through it. To run the
       presentation from your computer, click the Òrunning manÓ button at the bottom of the
       screen. Then use the Left and Right arrow buttons to page through the presentation.




       If you have a projection system connected to your computer, you can run the presentation
       by clicking on the run button. Otherwise, you can present directly from the computer
       screen, or print your presentation onto overhead transparencies.




WhatÕs Next?
This concludes the Quick Tour of the Progress Portfolio. At this point, it is
recommended that you spend some time working through the Crime
Investigation and some of the SEPUP activities in this Appendix to



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familiarize yourself with the Progress Portfolio. When you are ready to use
the Progress Portfolio in your classroom, see the Classroom Setup section.




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3. Classroom Setup

        If youÕve worked through the Quick Tour, you should by now have a feel for the basic
        functionality of the Progress Portfolio. This section describes how you can set up the
        Progress Portfolio in your classroom.




3.1 Classroom Installation

        Setting up the Progress Portfolio for your classroom involves a couple of steps:

        1.       Install the Progress Portfolio on each computer

        2.       Install investigation software (e.g. STELLA, etc.) on each computer

        3.       Set up a system for student files.

        These steps are described in detail below.


 1.   Install the Progress Portfolio on each computer.
        Follow the Quick Install Guide directions to install the Progress Portfolio on each
        computer in your classroom. The easiest way to do this is to run the Progress Portfolio
        installer on each computer. Once you download the installer from the Progress Portfolio
        website, you can transport it to each computer in the classroom with a Zip drive or via a
        local network. Progress Portfolio can be installed on computers that are not connected to
        the Internet.


If you donÕt want your students to have access to the example student files, you can choose
ÒCustom InstallÓ instead of ÒEasy Install,Ó then select ÒStudent Computer Version (Minimal).Ó
This will install everything you need for a student computer, leaving out the example student
files.

You can also copy individual files by hand, but be sure to copy the TSM Fix extension in your
extensions folder, and ALL the contents of the ÒProgress Portfolio folder,Ó (e.g. Data Cam, pp-
storage folder, etc.)


        It is highly recommended that you set up a way for students to quickly access the
        Progress Portfolio. For example, you might want to make an alias to the Progress
        Portfolio on the desktop, in the Apple menu, or if youÕre using AppleÕs Launcher or some
        other such application-starting utility, it might be useful to add the Progress Portfolio
        to it.


File Size and Available Hard Disk Space (10 MB per student group)

Student project files can get rather large. They typically range in size from about 1 MB to 10
MB. The files are large because the pictures students capture take up a lot of space. The amount
of hard disk space youÕll need will depend on how many students or student groups you expect to


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work on each computer every day. A good rule of thumb is 10MB per student group, and
approximately 100 MB of free disk space per computer.

So for example:

32 students in each period
Ö 4 students per group
= 8 groups of students

8 groups
Ö 8 computers in class
= 1 student group on each computer

1 group per period
x 5 periods using S&S
= 5 student groups total using each computer

5 student groups
x 10 MB per group
= 50 MB of hard disk space needed per computer.

TeacherÕs Note: If your classroom requires student groups to share computers, adjust the memory
requirements accordingly.




 2.    Install investigation software on each computer.
          The investigation software youÕll need to install depends on which activities you are
          using. You donÕt have to set all these up at the beginning of the year Ð you can install
          them just before the activity when you need them.

          For the SEPUP activities, your students will need some of the following:
          ·   STELLA
          ·   a graphing program, such as Excel, Graphical Analysis, or Cricket Graph
          ·   a scanner or digital camera and viewing software
          ·   an Internet browser, such as Netscape or Internet Explorer

3.    Set up a system for student files
          You can handle studentsÕ Progress Portfolio Files the same way you handle other
          student files, with the caveat that the Progress Portfolio files may be quite large.
          Progress Portfolio files are automatically opened and saved in the Òpp-storageÓ folder
          inside the ÒProgress PortfolioÓ folder. So you can just copy files to and from there. Here
          are some additional tips to consider when setting up your file system:

          Before Each Project Cycle
          ·   Check Hard Disk Space
          Check the available space of each computer to make sure that you still have enough
          room for the studentsÕ Progress Portfolio files. Inadequate disk space can sometimes
          cause Virtual Memory and the Progress Portfolio to behave erratically.
          ·   Naming Files


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Make sure students are naming their projects with unique names (e.g. ÒBSmith Global
WarmingÓ). The Progress Portfolio will overwrite projects that are given the same names. For
example, if students in the first period name their file ÒGlobal Warming,Ó and then students in
a subsequent period also name their file ÒGlobal Warming,Ó the files created by students in the
first period will be overwritten. Generally, itÕs good practice to have students include their
period number and names or initials in their file names.

       During Each Project Cycle
       ·   Saving During and at the End of Period
       Remind students to save their files several times each period; otherwise their work
       may be lost.
       ·   Backups
       We recommend making daily, or at least weekly, backups of student files. As with all
       software, students will occasionally find that they lose their work through a computer
       crash. Having backups will minimize the work lost.
       ·   Reviewing Student Files
       Because of the relatively large size of student files, the easiest way to review them is
       to simply open their files on the computers where they worked.

       Alternatively, if you have a network or Zip disks, you can copy your studentsÕ files onto
       a server or a Zip disk and review them elsewhere (e.g. on your own computer, or your
       computer at home).

       A floppy disk is generally too small to hold more than one student Portfolio File, and
       may not be large enough for one file.

       It is not recommended that you or your students print entire files.

       After Each Project Cycle
       ·   Archiving the Progress Portfolio Files
       At the end of each project, we recommend that you archive the studentsÕ Portfolio Files
       onto a server or a large hard disk by copying the portfolio files in each Òpp-storageÓ
       folder, and then deleting them. This limits the number of files on each computer and
       makes it easier for your students to find their files.

3.2 Advanced Features
       In addition to the basic features introduced in this Appendix, the Progress Portfolio has
       a number of advanced features that are described in the Advanced Tutorial on the
       Progress Portfolio website. Some highlights are described below.
       ·   Customizing Page Types
       The basic Page Types provided with these materials can be customized to suit other
       projects. For instance, you can add other text or picture fields and change the prompts on
       the fields to guide student thinking in different domains (e.g., to support students
       conducting experiments with a physics simulation).
       · Server for Easy Student File Management and Distribution of Customized Page
       Types




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       Setting up a centralized server can greatly simplify the coordination of student
       Portfolio Files and the distribution of any customized Page Types Ð All files are saved
       in a single location, and any changes you make to Page Types will be quickly
       disseminated across all the computers. However, this takes a bit of effort up front and
       requires knowledge of AppleÕs File Sharing system.

       These and other features are documented in the Advanced Tutorial, which you can
       read/download at the Progress Portfolio web site:
       <http://www.progressportfolio.nwu.edu>.




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4. Student Activities:
        Throughout this section, the abbreviation P4 is used to refer to Progress Portfolio Pupil
        Pages that are designed for you to photocopy and distribute to your students.

Activity 6.2: Energy Use and the Atmosphere
        Goal: to allow students to more effectively annotate and explain the graphs they
        produce
        Advance Preparation: Students will need to produce their graphs on a computer. Make
        sure that the necessary resources are available. Review the example student work in
        the file, Òex.global warmingÓ. Make a copy of the Progress Portfolio Quick Reference
        (Section 7 of this Appendix) for each group of students on a paper and one copy on an
        overhead transparency.

Teaching Procedure
1. Preparing graphs comparing temperature and CO2 release over time
        Distribute copies of P4 6.2, ÒEnergy Use and the AtmosphereÓ to use in place of Activity
        6.2 in the Student Book. Students may use any graphing program to produce the graphs
        as directed in the Science and Sustainability student book. They should have Progress
        Portfolio and Data Cam running in the background, so that when they are ready, they
        can transfer their image to a new project.

2. Discussing Analysis Questions in groups
        Encourage students to gather in their groups to discuss the Group Analysis Questions, as
        described in the Teaching Procedure for Activity 6.2 of this TeacherÕs Guide.

3. Using Progress Portfolio to capture student graphs and record their ideas
   from their discussions
        Use the transparency of the Quick Reference to help students locate items on the
        Progress Portfolio screen. Have students use DataCam to capture the images of their
        two graphs and use the Data page to place them in new pages. Encourage students to use
        Sticky Notes to precisely mark the points on the graph that convinced them of their
        answers to the Group Analysis Questions. You may also suggest that they record their
        reasoning in a data field below the two images. Refer to the example student file that
        is provided, called ÒGlobal Warming,Ó to see what student work might look like.

4. Preparing responses to Individual Analysis Question, which will be
   assessed using the AD scoring guide
        Ask each student to prepare a response to Individual Analysis Question 3 using the ÒAD
        responseÓ Page Type, which is supplied with Progress Portfolio software. Remind
        students that you will be using the AD scoring guide to assess their responses. If they
        are unfamiliar with this scoring guide, you might consider giving each student a copy
        and reviewing it with the class. (See the Assessment Overview in Appendix A.)


        Extension: Students may find it useful to include a section in their project file for the rest
of the Group and Individual Analysis Questions for this activity. They may also want to
perform an Internet search on the topic of global warming and document it using Progress
Portfolio. The Global Warming example project includes some information from such a search.


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P4 6.2 Energy Use and the Atmosphere
Purpose
       Explore one of the global environmental issues associated with
       increased combustion of fossil fuels.

Introduction
       Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colorless, odorless gas. It is a natural part of
       the EarthÕs atmosphere and is important to all life on our planet. All
       plants and animals release CO2 to the atmosphere during respiration.
       Green plants and other producers remove some of this CO2 for use
       during photosynthesis. Large amounts of atmospheric CO2 become
       dissolved in the EarthÕs bodies of water, especially the oceans. Nature
       has evolved to create a balanced situation in which annual CO 2 inputs
       to the atmosphere and CO2 outputs from the atmosphere are roughly
       equal.

       In recent years, standards of living and levels of technology use have
       risen considerably throughout the world, particularly in the United
       States. Consequently, energy use has also risen considerably, as shown
       by the graph in Figure 1. Most of the energy used in the United States
       comes from the burning of fossil fuels, which include coal, natural gas,
       and petroleum. Burning these fuels not only produces heat and light,
       but also produces considerable amounts of CO2.

       What are the possible global consequences of this increase in CO2
       production? Have increases in CO2 production affected the natural
       balance of CO2 in the atmosphere?




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Figure 1 Energy Use in the United States




Materials
     For each student
     ·   Macintosh computer with graphing software and Progress Portfolio
         installed
Procedure Part A: Making Graphs of Carbon Dioxide and Temperature
1.       Open your graphing software program. Based on the data shown in
         Table 1, use the software to make a line graph showing the amount of
         CO 2 released into the atmosphere because of fuel combustion from 1860
         to 1990. Save your graph.
Table 1:




2.       Based on the data shown in Table 1, use your graphing software to
         make a scatterplot to show the average surface temperature of Earth
         from 1860 to 1990. Save this graph.

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Procedure Part B: Capturing Graphs in Progress Portfolio
3.     Double-click on the Progress Portfolio application icon in the Finder on
       your computer. You will see a dialog box that asks which project you
       would like to open.
4.     Click on the button on the bottom labeled ÒNewÓ. Another dialog box
       will open and ask what type of project you want to create. Select SEPUP
       project type from your options. A third dialog box will open and ask
       what you want to name your new project. Name it Òyourlastname CO2
       and temperatureÓ. Enter the names of your group members as the
       project authors.
5.     Create a new page by selecting ÒNew PageÓ from the bottom of the
       Progress Portfolio window. Use the ÒData pageÓ Page Type for your new
       page. This page will appear in the Progress Portfolio window.
6.     Rename the page by double-clicking on the name in the left part of
       your Progress Portfolio window, and typing in ÒCarbon dioxide over
       timeÓ.
7.     Switch to your graphing program by clicking in a graphing window or
       using the menu in the top right corner of your screen. Locate the Data
       Cam window on your screen.




       Click on the ÒSave to Clipboard buttonÓ shown above. You will hear,
       ÒClickÓ and your cursor (mouse) will change into crosshairs.
8.     Position the crosshairs at the upper corner of the graph then click and
       drag down to the lower right corner of the graph until youÕve drawn a
       box around the graph. (If you make a mistake, move the cursor up and
       to the left, past your original click point, to cancel.) Release the mouse
       buttonÑyou should hear a mechanical click, and your new Progress
       Portfolio page will be brought to the front of your screen.
9.     Your graph should be visible in the clipboard, the small box at the
       bottom right of the Progress Portfolio window, labelled ÒClipboardÓ.
       Your cursor should change to a picture of a hand holding a document.
       Move your cursor inside the data field and click once to insert the
       picture of your graph on the Progress Portfolio page. Save your project
       by selecting ÒSaveÓ from the File menu.
10.    If you need to click anywhere else before you place the picture in a data
       field, the picture will be stored on the clipboard. When you are ready,
       you can drag the picture shown on the Clipboard to a data field.




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11.    Use Sticky Note(s) to annotate this graph. To create a Sticky Note with
       text in it, click on the ÒText NoteÓ tool in the toolbar at the bottom of
       your screen. Click again where you want your Sticky Note to appear.
       Type in text to explain what the graph tells you and what questions you
       still have. Make arrows from each Sticky Note to specific sections of the
       graph. You can do this by clicking on a black circle on the edge of a
       Sticky Note, holding the mouse button down, dragging to the place you
       want the arrow to point, and releasing the mouse button.
12.    Create another new page just as you did in Step 5. Title this one,
       Òtemperature over timeÓ. Repeat steps 7 through 10 to place the
       temperature graph in the data field on this new page.
13.    Select the line tool from the toolbar at the bottom of your Progress
       Portfolio page, and draw a line of best fit that allows you to predict
       future average surface temperatures. Save your project by selecting
       ÒSaveÓ from the File menu.
Procedure Part 3: Analyzing the graphs
14.    Create a new data field by selecting the Òdata boxÓ tool from the toolbar
       at the bottom of the page. Place the new data field on the Progress
       Portfolio page by clicking where you want to place the field.
15.    Describe each graph in new data field by clicking inside it and then
       typing your description. Record your predicted temperature for the year
       2050 in a Sticky Note, and use an arrow to show where it would appear
       on the graph.
16.    If you prefer, you may want to make one more graph showing both the
       carbon dioxide data and the temperature data together. If you decide to
       do this, create another new page in Progress Portfolio, and then go back
       to the graphing program and make the graph. Select the graph with
       Data Cam and paste it into the new Progress Portfolio page.
17.    Save your project file by selecting save from the file menu.
Group Analysis
1.     Briefly describe what you think could be a possible global consequence
       of an increase in the EarthÕs average surface temperature.
2.     Some people claim that having access to many goods and services can
       lead to a decrease in health and well being. Could the information
       presented in this activity be used to support or refute this claim?
       Explain your reasoning.


Individual Analysis
3.     In Progress Portfolio, open a new page, using the ÒNew PageÓ menu at
       the bottom of your screen. Select ÒAD responseÓ as the Page Type. This


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       will give you a new page, with space to write your analysis of your data.
       On the page you created, compare your two graphs. Explain whether or
       not they provide any evidence to support the claim that increased
       levels of CO2 in the atmosphere lead to increased temperatures
4.     What additional information would you like to have before you would
       be confident in saying that increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere
       definitely do or do not lead to increased temperatures? Explain why
       this information is important.
5.     Do you think society should take steps to reduce the emission of CO2
       into the atmosphere? Explain your reasoning.




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Activities 7.2 and 8.4: Investigating Scientific Models
       Goal: In this series of activities, students observe a number of scientific models and
       explore the benefits and trade-offs of each. Using Progress Portfolio, students can create
       2-dimensional models of a food web, as well as record their investigations using
       STELLA to model a population of deer in a game preserve.

       Advance Preparation: To use Progress Portfolio, make sure that you have computers
       with both the Progress Portfolio and STELLA (or STELLA Free Run-Time) software
       installed. Make sure that students can easily find the models they will be using with
       STELLA. Practice saving images from STELLA to the ÒData pageÓ Page Type. Review
       the example student work in the file Òex.Stella trial.Ó


Teaching Procedure
 1.    Preparing models of deer population with birth and death rate.
       Distribute P4 7.2, ÒDeer Me!Ó for students to use with Activity 7.2 in the Student Book.
       Students may use STELLA or STELLA Free Run-Time, as available, to run the models of
       the deer preserve. The directions for doing this are in Activity 7 of the Student Book
       and the TeacherÕs Guide. Students can use Data Cam to take a picture of a STELLA
       model and/or graph generated with the model. Instruct students to use the ÒData pageÓ
       Page Type.

2.     Saving a picture of a model using Data Cam and Progress Portfolio
       When students have produced a model they want to record in their portfolio, they can
       use Data Cam to capture the image. When the image is opened in Progress Portfolio,
       they will not be able to manipulate it in the same way they did in STELLA. They will,
       however, be able to add titles, captions, and Sticky Notes to it to explain the variables
       they changed and their results.

 3.    Annotating student models using Progress Portfolio
       Encourage students to type in any relevant equations used to calculate the birth and
       death rate, and their explanation of the shape of the curve. These may be typed in a
       text field or in Sticky Notes. They should at least include a description of the
       population and the factors that control its size. In this case, the population is always
       growing, since birth rate is higher than death rate and there are no predators or
       migration.

       After completing Part A, have students discuss the Group Analysis Questions before
       going on to Part B.




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4.     Preparing presentations of models
       Students can show the variables they changed and the effects of these changes on the
       model. After they have captured the pictures of the changes to the population model
       and saved them in their portfolio, they should have a page for each new version of the
       model they made. These pages can be made into a presentation. If appropriate,
       distribute P4, ÒPresentations in Progress Portfolio.Ó

       To arrange the pages of their presentations, instruct students to click on the black bar
       labeled ÒPresentationÓ on the right-hand side of the Progress Portfolio screen. This
       will open a window in which the pages to be included in the presentation can be
       arranged. To include a page from the list of pages created on the left-hand side of the
       screen, use the mouse to click on the desired page and drag it to the presentation window
       pane on the right side of the screen. This will create a copy of the original page for the
       presentation. Students can edit the presentation page without having to worry about
       inadvertently changing their original page.




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       To view the presentation, click again on the black bar labeled ÓPresentation.Ó This will
       show the pages in the presentation, and allow any necessary changes to be made.

       To run the presentation, click on the icon of a man running at the bottom of the page.
       This allows the viewer to flip through the pages in the presentation without making
       changes. Students use this feature when making presentations of their investigations to
       the class.

       TeacherÕs Note: When your class is ready for Activity 8.4, ÒMore STELLA modelsÓ, you
       can choose to have them use Progress Portfolio to annotate their new models. In
       Activity 8.4, students will have the opportunity to use three more STELLA models. If
       appropriate, show students the Presentation in the Student File called Òex.STELLA
       trialÓ before they begin. This example will help them to understand the kinds of
       annotations they should be adding to their pages to make an effective presentation.
       Encourage them to organize their work clearly.


       Extension: Students may want to use Progress Portfolio to annotate their investigations
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P 7.2 Deer Me!
Purpose
       Use a computer model to represent changes in a deer population, and
       use Progress Portfolio to analyze these changes.

Procedure:
Part A: Examining the Model


1.     Open Progress Portfolio and click on the button on the bottom labeled
       ÒNewÓ to create a new project. Select ÒSEPUP Project TypeÓ from the
       project type options. Name your new project Òyourlastname
       population modelsÓ, and enter the names of the members of your
       group as the project authors.
2.     Create a new page by selecting ÒNew PageÓ from the bottom of the
       Progress Portfolio window. Use the ÒData pageÓ Page Type for your new
       page. Rename your new page.
3.     Launch the first population model by double-clicking on the ÒDeer
       HerdÓ icon in the Finder of your computer. You will know that you
       have done this successfully when a graph appears on the screen.
4.   Close the graph by clicking in the box in the upper left hand corner of the
      graph. The following diagram should appear on your screen.




       Each of the objects in the model represents an important component of
       the game preserve. Each of the lines in the model represents a
       connection between components.




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 5. To take a picture of your model in its initial state, use the ÒSave to
      ClipboardÓ button on the DataCam. Place the image in the Data field on
      your Data page. After youÕve captured the picture, resize the data field
      in the Progress Portfolio by clicking and dragging on the corners of the
      field to fit your model.
 6. Return to STELLA, by using the menu on the upper right of your
       computer screen, or clicking on a STELLA window.
 7. Explore and document the model. Double-click on each of the following
       objects to reveal the initial set-up of the model. In the Progress
       Portfolio, use Sticky Notes to annotate the model and explain what
       each object is.
      a. Deer Herd Ð Record the initial population of the deer herd in a Sticky
         Note in Progress Portfolio. Use the mouse to extend an arrowhead
         from the side of your Sticky Note to make an arrow to the deer herd
         icon. To exit the deer herd dialog field in STELLA, click ok.
      b. Birth Rate Ð Record the birth rate for the deer herd in a Sticky Note.
         To exit the birth rate dialog box, click ok.
      c. Death Rate Ð Record the death rate for the deer herd in a Sticky Note.
         To exit the death rate dialog box, click ok.
      d. Births Ð Record the equation used to calculate the number of baby
         deer born each year in a Sticky Note. To exit the births dialog box,
         click ok.
      e. Deaths Ð Record the equation used to calculate the number of deer
         that die each year in a Sticky Note. To exit the deaths dialog box, click
         ok.
8.     Return to STELLA again. Double-click on the icon labeled Ògraph 1Ó,
       then run the model by selecting ÒRunÓ from the Run Menu. You will
       know the program is running if you see a graph being drawn.
9.     The modelÕs projected changes in the deer population is shown on
       Ògraph 1.Ó Use the ÒCapture to ClipboardÓ button on Data Cam to
       capture your graph.
10.    Create a new data field to hold the graph you just captured by selecting
       the Òdata boxÓ tool from the tool bar on the bottom of your screen.
       Place this data field under the one with the model in it on your
       Progress Portfolio window.
11.    Drag your graph from the clipboard to the new data field you just
       created.
12.     In a new data field, explain what is happening to the model and what the graph
depicts. Explain how the model and graph are related and record your group’s ideas about
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Part B: Manipulating the Model
In Part B, you will explore the effects of birth rate and death rate on the
population.
Prediction
The model you just ran had an initial deer population of 100, a birth rate of
0.50, and a death rate of 0.45. Predict what you think the deer population will
be after 100 years
       a. if the birth rate is 0.50 and the death rate is 0.50.
      b. if the birth rate 0.50 and the death rate is 0.55.
Procedure
1.     Create a Data table in Progress Portfolio similar to Table 1 by clicking on
       the ÒNew OrganizerÓ menu at the bottom of your screen, then selecting
       the table called ÒDeer Population.Ó Click twice, slowly, in a table cell to
       type there.
Table 1: Deer Population Over Time
Birth rate   Death rate     Deer in 25 yrs       Deer in 50 yrs   Deer in 100 yrs
0.50         0. 50
0.50         0.55
0.50




2.     Go back to STELLA and close the Graph window. Double-click on the
       Òdeath rateÓ icon. Change the value of the death rate to 0.50.
3.     Open the Graph window and run the model again. Record the deer
       population after 25, 50, and 100 years in your data table. Capture a
       picture of the graph and import it into a new page in Progress Portfolio.
4.     Repeat Steps 2 and 3 two more times, first changing the death rate to
       0.55, then changing it to a value you choose.
Note: A population size of 2.00 e+8 is equal to 2.00 x 108 or 200,000,000.
5.     Run the model three more times, varying the birth rate or death rate
       each time. Each time you run the model, record in your data table the
       birth rate, death rate, and the deer population after 25, 50, and 100 years.
       Capture each graph in Progress Portfolio, as described in Procedure Step
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Activity 10.3: Development Decisions
       Goal: In this activity, students organize information and debate the issues surrounding
       land use in a metropolitan area. Using Progress Portfolio, students can more clearly
       organize the information they collect and make it into a multi-media presentation for
       their debate.

       Advance Preparation: To use Progress Portfolio, make sure that you have computers
       with the software installed.

       Students will need to carry out much of their research on the Internet. Make sure that
       students clearly understand school policies regarding Internet use.

If you have not already done so, make a copy of the Progress Portfolio Quick
Reference (Section 7 of this Appendix) for every student.

Teaching Procedure
1. Remembering the features of Progress Portfolio.
       This activity is exploratory in nature. Generally, students who have used Progress
       Portfolio in previous activities should be permitted to choose their own Page Types for
       use with this research project. There is no P4 for this activity, as it is intended to give
       students practice with features of the software they have already learned. To remind
       students of the Progress Portfolio features, distribute copies of the Quick Reference to
       each group of students, and display the Transparency of the Quick Reference during the
       first part of the research phase of this activity, so that students can refer to it easily.
       Also, students may wish to use the Portfolio to make presentations during the Land Use
       Committee meeting. If so, provide them with copies of P4, ÒPresentations in Progress
       Portfolio.Ó Show students how to use an overhead projection system for a classroom
       computer, if available.

       Remind students that it might be helpful to review their P4s from previous Progress
       Portfolio activities, because they contain information about how to operate the
       software. Make yourself available to help with questions as they arise.

2. Remembering the expectations of the Debating Beijing project
       Before students begin their research, remind them of the requirements of the project, as
       discussed in Activity 10.3 in the TeacherÕs Guide.

3. Collecting and organizing information using Progress Portfolio.
       Have students create a new project in Progress Portfolio, and use it to keep track of the
       information they find. Encourage students to save their work frequently. They will
       likely need frequent reminders to add Sticky Notes to their new pages so that they can
       remember what they have done and clearly describe it. As the project comes to a close,
       encourage students to make presentations using the software.




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Activity 13.1: In and Out Nutrients
       Goal: In this activity, students observe cells in a number of ways and learn about the
       chemical processes in a cell and many organelles.

       Advance Preparation: To use Progress Portfolio, make sure that you have computers
       with the software installed. Review example student work in the file, Òex.cell
       structureÓ.


Teaching Procedure
1. Students complete Activity 13.1.
       While completing Activity 13.1, ask students to keep a record of the cell structures they
       see and recognize.

2. Students use Progress Portfolio to annotate pictures of cells.
       Have students create a new project called ÒCell Structure.Ó Instruct them to make a new
       page using the ÒPlant cellÓ Page Type. They can add Sticky Notes to the page to
       document their increased understanding of cell organelles.

       The Analysis Questions can be used in many ways. If students have a good
       understanding of how to conduct independent research, or if you would like to assess
       their understanding, you could have each student complete the Group Analysis
       Questions in writing. If you assessed this skill in Activity 10 and feel itÕs too soon to do
       so again, you may review the answers to the questions in a class discussion.

       TeacherÕs Note: It may also be useful to go back to these Progress Portfolio files after
       students have completed Activity 13.4, ÒOrganisms and Dissolved Substances.Ó You can
       have students add another page about cell membranes.




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P4 13.1, ÒIn and Out NutrientsÓ

Purpose:
       To document the organelles and other cell structures investigated in
       Activity 13.1.

Procedure
1.     Create a new project, using the ÒSEPUP Project Type.Ó Call your new
      project Óyourlastname Cell StructuresÓ.
2.    Create a new page and name it.
3.    Add Sticky Notes to this page indicating the organelles you saw in the
      microscope in Activity 13.
4.    Save your project.




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Activity 16.3: WhereÕs It Happening? The Structure of Plants
       Goal: In this activity, students add information about chloroplasts and photosynthesis
       to their ÒCell StructureÓ project files.

       Advance Preparation: To use Progress Portfolio, make sure that you have computers
       with the software installed. Review example student work in the file, Òex.cell
       structureÓ.

       Students may want to carry out additional research on the Internet and include pictures
       from Internet sites in their Progress Portfolio pages. Make sure that students are fully
       aware of all school policies regarding Internet use.

Teaching Procedure
1      Reviewing the features of Progress Portfolio
       There is no P4 for this activity.

       Remind students to use their Progress Portfolio Quick Reference and look back at their
       P4s from previous Progress Portfolio activities, as necessary, to review how to operate
       the software. Make yourself available to help with questions as they arise.

       2. Adding information to Cell Structure project files using Progress Portfolio

       Encourage students to open their Cell Structure project files and add a new page using
       the ÒPlant cellÓ Page Type. Have them add Sticky Notes to this page about
       photosynthesis and chloroplasts. They may want to include pictures that show the
       molecular structure of DNA from Internet research or created in a drawing program.




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Activity 17.4-18.1: Corn Genetics: Double Crossing Corn
       Goal: In this activity, students are given pictures of ears of corn, and asked to analyze
       these diagrams and explain the genetic background of the corn ears based on their
       observations.

       Advance Preparation

       Activity 17.4 Part B does not involve computer use. Depending upon availability of
       computer access, you may want to complete Activity 17.4 Part B before Part A, then
       move to Activity 17.4 Part A, followed by Activity 18.1 . Review the example student
       work in the file, Òex.corn geneticsÓ.

Teaching Procedure

1. Modeling genetic crosses through two generations
       TeacherÕs Note: The P4 in this section is for use during Activity 17.4 Part A and 18.1.

       Remind students that in Activity 17.3 they modeled the offspring produced by a cross
       between two homozygous parents. Explain that in Activity 17.4 they will model a cross
       between two heterozygous parents. Distribute one diecut cardboard Corn Ear A (1:1,
       purple kernel: yellow kernel) and one diecut cardboard Corn Ear B (3:1, purple: yellow)
       to each student group. Explain that these are pictures of corn ears from two generations
       of corn plants. Tell students that Corn Ear A is representative of an ear from each of the
       parents of Corn Ear B. In other words, Corn Ear B is the offspring of a cross between two
       plants that produce ears like Corn Ear A. Have students complete Part A of Activity
       17.4, ÒGeneration Next: Crossing the Offspring,Ó as described on P4 17.4/18.1, and then
       discuss student results, as outlined in the TeacherÕs Guide for this activity.


2. Introducing Genetic Crosses of the Offspring
       Distribute a diecut cardboard Corn Ear C and D to each group. Ask students to observe
       Corn Ear D. Point out that this ear displays two traitsÑpurple and yellow color and
       smooth and wrinkly texture. Explain to students that the texture is a function of
       whether the kernel is sweet or starchy. Wrinkly and shrunken kernels are sweet;
       smooth kernels are starchy. Explain that todayÕs activity will focus on determining the
       possible genotypes and phenotypes of offspring from genetic crosses involving these two
       traits. Before beginning Activity 18.1, ÒDouble Crossing Corn,Ó ask students to predict
       the ratio of purple to yellow corn kernels that would occur when Pp and pp parents are
       crossed. If necessary, briefly review procedures used in the previous activity, which
       deal with single genetic traits. Ask students to share their predictions with the class.
       They should predict the outcome as an equal number of yellow and purple kernels.
       Encourage students to continue through this activity as described on P4 17.4/18.1 and in
       the TeacherÕs Guide for Activity 18.




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P 17.4A / 18.1 Generation Next: Crossing the Corn/Double Crossing Corn
Purpose
       Simulate a cross between the offspring of heterozygous plants.
       Investigate genetic crosses involving two different traits in corn.

Activity 17.4, Part A
Procedure

1.     Complete Procedure Step 1 from Activity 17.4, Part A.

2.     Open a new Progress Portfolio project file using the SEPUP project type.
       Create a new page, using the ÒCorn AÓ Page Type. Record the number
       of purple and yellow kernels in Sticky Notes on the page. Write a
       description of Corn Ear A in the data field. Try to explain what the
       parent genotype would be for the kernels on Corn Ear A.

3.     Create another new page, this time using the ÒCorn BÓ Page Type, and
       annotate it using Sticky Notes.

4.     In the text field, provide answers to Group Analysis questions 1 and 2,
       and describe the genotypes of the parents of Corn Ear B.

Activity 18.1, Part A
Procedure

1.     Complete Procedure Step 1 in Activity 18.1, Part A. Create the table on
       your computer using the Corn Data Table Organizer.

2.     Complete Procedure Step 2 in Activity 18.1, and record your
       observations on new pages in Progress Portfolio, using ÒCorn CÓ and
       ÒCorn DÓ Page Types.

3.     Use the ÒPunnett Square 4x4Ó table organizer on your computer to
       complete Procedure Step 3 in Activity 18.1, Part A.

Extension: If you did not create Punnett squares for Corn Ears A and B, you
may want to go back and do so. Use the ÒPunnett Square 2x2Ó table organizer
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Activity 19.2: Modeling DNA structure
       Goal: In this activity, students add information to their ÒCell StructureÓ project files
       about DNA structure and the nucleus.

       Advance Preparation: To use Progress Portfolio, make sure that you have computers
       with the software installed. Review the Òex.cell structureÓ file to see example student
       work.

       Students may want to carry out additional research on the Internet. Make sure that
       students clearly understand all school policies regarding Internet use.


Teaching Procedure
1. Reviewing the features of Progress Portfolio
       This activity is exploratory in nature. Generally, students who have used Progress
       Portfolio in previous activities should be permitted to add Sticky Notes and extra
       pictures as needed to demonstrate their increasing knowledge about cell structure. There
       is no P4 for this activity, as it is intended to give students practice with features of the
       software they have already learned. You may want to keep the Quick Reference Guide
       displayed during the first part of the research phase of this activity, so that students
       can refer to it easily. You may also want to provide copies for each student, if you have
       not done so already.

       Remind students to look back at their P4Õs from previous Progress Portfolio activities, as
       necessary, to review how to operate the software. Make yourself available to help
       with questions as they arise.

2. Adding information to Cell Structure project files using Progress Portfolio
       Encourage students to open their Cell Structure project files and add a new ÒPlant CellÓ
       Page Type. Have them add Sticky Notes to this page about the contents of the nucleus.
       They may want to look for new pictures to capture from the Internet or use a drawing
       program to show the molecular structure of DNA and how it behaves during cell
       division.




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Activity 20.1: Genetic Engineering and the Future
       Goal: In this activity, students are asked to gather and organize information about the
       use of cloning for food production. Students can use Progress Portfolio to organize their
       research findings and create a multimedia presentation.

       Advance Preparation: To use Progress Portfolio, make sure that you have computers
       with the software installed.

       Students will need to carry out much of their research on the Internet and capture
       pictures from Internet sites in their Progress Portfolio project files. Make sure that
       students are fully aware of all school policies regarding Internet use.


Teaching Procedure
1. Reviewing the features of Progress Portfolio
       This activity is exploratory in nature. Generally, students who have used Progress
       Portfolio in previous activities should be permitted to choose their own Page Types for
       this research project. There is no P4 for this activity, as it is intended to give students
       practice with features of the software they have already learned. You may want to
       keep the Quick Reference Guide displayed during the first part of the research phase
       of this activity, so that students can refer to it easily. Or you may want to provide
       copies for each student, if you have not already done so. Students may want to use the
       Portfolio to make presentations during the project. If so, provide them with P4,
       ÒPresentations in Progress Portfolio.Ó If available, an overhead projection system for a
       classroom computer can be used to show these features to students.

       Remind students to look back at their P4s from previous Progress Portfolio activities, as
       necessary, to review how to operate the software. Make yourself available to help
       with questions as they arise.

2. Reviewing the expectations of the Clone Zone project
       Before students begin their research, remind them of the requirements of the project, as
       discussed in the TG for Activity 20.1.

3. Collecting and organizing research information using Progress Portfolio
       Ask students to start a new project file in Progress Portfolio, and use it to keep track of
       the information they gather. Encourage students to save their work frequently. They
       are likely to need frequent reminders to add Sticky Notes to their new pages so that
       they can remember what they have done and clearly describe their findings. As the
       project comes to a close, encourage students to make presentations using the Progress
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Activity 23.1: Polymers for Clothing:
       Goal: In this activity, students are asked to make observations about clothing choices in
       one of the countries included in Material World, then develop an outfit for a person
       living in a given climate. Students will annotate their outfits with information about
       clothing that is worn in countries with similar climates, and how their design improves
       on current practice.

       Advance Preparation: Students will need to create computer files made from digital
       photos and/or scanned-in drawings. Gather the appropriate equipment. Review
       Òex.clothing for climatesÓ to see example student work.


Teaching Procedure
1. Documenting the Investigation
       During Activity 23.1, have students take digital pictures of their laboratory procedure.
       Capture these pictures in Progress Portfolio. To get the best results, remind students to
       zoom in on their experiments when taking pictures. Students may also want to make
       their data tables using Progress Portfolio. The evidence gathered from their laboratory
       procedures can then be referenced directly when they design their outfits.

2. Scanning in the diagrams
       Students need to have images of their outfits on the computer. The simplest way to do
       this is to scan in the drawings. Other alternatives include having students put on a
       fashion show that includes taking digital photographs of the outfits they model, or
       having the students produce their diagrams using a drawing software package.

3. Annotating the diagrams to relate to the laboratory investigation
       TeacherÕs Note: No P4 is provided for this activity, because there are so many options
       for how students and classes may complete it. Examples of student work that was
       scanned into the computer is shown in the example student file called Òex.clothes for
       climatesÓ.

       Encourage students to capture images of their outfits in Progress Portfolio and use Sticky
       Notes to explain the materials they chose to use for each piece of clothing in the outfit.
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Activity 35.5: Can I Drop You Off?
       Goal: In this activity, students are asked to make and use graphs to explain motion.
       Students will use Progress Portfolio to describe their graphs.

       Advance Preparation: To use Progress Portfolio, make sure that you have computers
       with the software installed. If students are unfamiliar with the software, you might
       review some of the earlier activities that make use of Progress Portfolio, or to display
       a computer screen on which you demonstrate using Progress Portfolio. You may need to
       make advance arrangements for the use of a projection unit.

       Students will need to produce their graphs on a computer. Make sure that the necessary
       resources are available. To use graphs from a calculator, students will need to be able to
       link their calculators to a computer and transfer the image.


Teaching Procedure
1. Students capture the graphs they produced during Activity 35.5 and add
   them to Progress Portfolio
       Have each student open a new project file in Progress Portfolio. Ask them to transfer the
       graphs they made during Activity 35.5 to their new project files. If the graphs were not
       generated on the computer, have them scan in their graphs or create new ones using
       computer graphing software. Distribute copies of P4 35.5, ÒCan I Drop You Off?Ó

2. Students more thoroughly explain their graphs and how rates are expressed
    in graphical form.
       Have students follow the directions on P4 for Activity 35.5. Assist as necessary. If
       students are unfamiliar with the software, you might work with the class as a whole
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P 35.5               Can I Drop You Off?
Purpose:
       You have produced graphs describing distance, velocity, and
       acceleration and their relationship to observed motion. You will now
       use Progress Portfolio to annotate those graphs and describe your data
       more fully.

Procedure:
1.     Open the file in which you saved the graphs you made for Activity
       35.5. Open Progress Portfolio. Create a new project using the SEPUP
       Project Type.
2.     Create a new page. Select a Page Type that allows you to display your
       graphs (for example, the ÒData pageÓ Page Type might work well).
       Change the sizes and types of fields on the page as you need to.
3.     Capture the graphs you made in Activity 35.5. Use Sticky Notes and/or
       Data Fields, to describe the graphs and the data used to produce them.
       Identify any major turning points in the graphs and reasons for those
       turning points.
4.     Save your project.
5.     Create another new page, using the ÒSix motion grahsÓ Page Type. Add
       Sticky Notes to each of the six graphs on that page describing how a
       rolling ball could have produced each graph. Explain what happens to
       the ball anytime the graphed data changes direction or crosses an axis.
       Hint: Pay attention to the y-axis. It doesnÕt represent the same variable
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P Presentations in Progress Portfolio
Purpose:
       To organize the pages of a project so that they can be shown in a group
       setting and used to explain an investigation

Procedure:
1.     Click on the black bar labeled ÒPresentationÓ on the right side of the
       Progress Portfolio screen. This will open a presentation window pane
       on the right side of your screen, where the pages to be included in the
       presentation can be arranged.
2.     To include one of the pages listed on the left side of the screen (in the
       ÒProject ContentsÓ window pane), use the mouse to click on the page
       icon and drag it to the presentation window pane on the right side of
       the screen. This will create a copy of the original page for the
       presentation. You can then edit this presentation page without having
       to worry about inadvertently changing your original page.




3. To view the presentation, click again on the black bar labeled
      ÒPresentation.Ó This will show you the pages in the presentation and
      allow you to make any necessary changes.
4. To run the presentation, click on the icon of a man running at the bottom
      of the page. This allows viewers to flip through the pages in the
      presentation without making changes. You can use this feature to
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5. Teacher uses
A. Annotate student exemplars to better explain assigned scores.
        Goal: Provide assistance for teachers as they learn about the assessment system.

        Summary: A file called Òex.exemplarsÓ contains exemplars that can help you learn to
        use the scoring guides. These exemplars are clearly annotated to show what the student
        wrote and how it relates to the scoring guide.

Procedure:
1.      1.      Double-click on the Progress Portfolio application icon in your Finder.
2.      Open the project called Òex.exemplarsÓ.
3.      A window with two window panes will open. The pane on the left contains a list of
        folders labeled with the SEPUP variables and two individual pages. The individual
        pages will be discussed in Part B, below. Inside each of the folders is an exemplar for
        each of the levels in the scoring guide for that variable. Click on the arrow to the left
        of any folder to see what is inside the folder.
4.      To view an exemplar, double-click on the page you want to open. It will appear in the
        window pane on the right side of your screen.
6.   You can add new exemplars to these files in the same way that your students add new
     pages. New exemplars should be moderated with a group of Science and Sustainability
     teachers in your district. To add new exemplars, at the bottom of the screen, find the ÒNew
     PageÓ button, and make a new page using the ÒData pageÓ Page Type. Fill in the student
     response in the new page. This step can be accomplished by copying and pasting from a word
     processing document, or the text can be typed directly into the text field.
TeacherÕs Note: For more information on moderation, see page xx in the Introduction to this
TeacherÕs Guide.
6.      Add Sticky Notes describing the features that make the student response an exemplar
        for a particular level.
7.      You can share these exemplars with your students to help them understand the
        differences between each level in a scoring guide.

B. Use Page Types for scoring guides
        Goal: Provide assistance for students as they learn about the assessment system.

        Advance Preparation: To help students learn to use the scoring guides, provide each
        student with a photocopy of the scoring guides from Appendix B of this TeacherÕs
        Guide. To use Progress Portfolio, make sure that you have computers with the software
        installed. Review the two individual pages, ÒStudent work using DI templateÓ, and
        ÒStudent work using ET templateÓ in the Òex.exemplarsÓ file to see how students may be
        able to use page types when learning about the SEPUP assessment system.

         Before introducing the scoring guides to the students, take some time to practice
        accessing the necessary Page Type for the scoring guide you plan to use. You may want to
        revise the Page Type to emphasize the components of your studentsÕ responses that are
        of particular interest to you. For more information on revising the Page Types, see the
        Progress Portfolio Advanced Tutorial on the Progress Portfolio web site.
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Teaching Procedure:
 1. Introducing a new scoring guide to the class
        Distribute the scoring guide you want to introduce. Ask students to read the
        requirements for a Level 3 response. Have students list the components of a response
        that would be worthy of a Level 3. It is important that students understand how to read
        the guide, and clearly understand each part of the guide. You may need to spend a little
        time familiarizing them with the idea of a scoring guide. You could use a student
        response to a question investigated earlier in the year to show how it would be assessed
        using this scoring guide.

        Remind students that this scoring guide will be used to assess their responses to a
        question in the Science and Sustainability Student Book. Direct studentsÕ attention to
        the question you are working with.

2. Discussing the issue to be assessed with scoring guide
        Encourage students to discuss with their groups the factors that might be included in a
        complete and correct response to the question you are working with.

3. Using the Progress Portfolio Page Types to investigate the necessary
   components of a complete and correct response
        Direct students to move to the computers. Assist them in creating a new page using the
        Page Type for the variable you are working on. The Page Type provides them with a
        way to monitor whether or not they have included everything necessary for a Level 3
        response. Encourage the students to enter their ideas from the group discussions into
        their new page, and add to it as necessary.

4. Preparing individual responses for assessment
        As groups complete this exercise, ask individual students to prepare a complete and
        correct response to the question using the Progress Portfolio Page . When they have been
        written, ask student groups to switch computers and review the work of another group.
        Assist them in adding Sticky Notes to provide helpful comments. Emphasize that,
        during peer coaching exercises, all students must show respect for others in the way that
        they provide feedback and comments. Allow no derogatory comments about other
        students, only constructive criticism of the responses. You might want to suggest that
        each student group use a different color for their Sticky Notes. For example, the first
        group to provide comments might use yellow, the teacher red, another group blue, etc.
        Choose the color from the ÒTypeÉÓ popup menu. The colors and labels for these colors
        can be changed using the ÒEditÓ feature in the ÒTypeÉÓ menu.

5. Using the scoring guide to provide peer feedback
        Have students use the scoring guide to assess each otherÕs responses. Encourage students
        to write or discuss the reasoning behind each score they assign.

        You may wish to provide students with paper copies of the page types for use when
        computers are not available. These are shown on the following pages.


        Extension: It may be useful for students to use the first Page Type they learn about to
prepare the first few responses to be assessed with this scoring guide. Once they have become
accustomed to the scoring guide, they can begin using other Page Types.


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6. User Guide
This section describes the basic features of the Progress Portfolio in more
detail. It is arranged by function, corresponding to the tasks in the Quick Tour.
Creating a New Project
   Create a new project

              1.      Click on the "New" button at the bottom of the ÒOpen ProjectÓ dialog
                      box.

                      CanÕt find the "Open Project" dialog box?
                      Select "New Project" from the "File" menu to open the ÒOpen ProjectÓ
                      dialog box.


              2.      Select a Project Type by clicking on it, then click on "Next" to continue.
                      When using SEPUP activities, select the SEPUP Project Type.

              3.      Type in a project name, your name, and the names of any co-authors.

              4.      Click "Create" to create and open your new project.

Collecting Data
   Capture and place an image

              1.      Find the image you want to capture.

              2.      Click on the camera button on the Data Cam.

              3.      When you hear "click," and your cursor turns into a crosshair, move the
                      cursor to the upper left corner of the area of the screen you want to
                      capture, click and hold down the mouse button and draw a box around
                      the area. When you release the mouse button, the Data Cam will
                      capture the image and place it in the Progress PortfolioÕs ÒClipboardÓ.

              Changed your mind about the size of the box?
              If you make a mistake, just drag the mouse up and to the left, past your original
              click point, and nothing will be captured. Then, you may start again.


                      After the DataCam captures the image, it automatically switches to
                      the Progress Portfolio. The "Clipboard Thumbnail PictureÓ at the
                      bottom right corner of your Progress Portfolio window will show that
                      the image you captured is currently on the clipboard.

              4.      Create a new page: click and hold down on the ÒNew PageÓ button
                      located on the toolbar in the lower part of the Progress Portfolio screen.
                      Select a Page Type from the pop-up menu.

              5.      To place your image onto the page, first click on the Clipboard
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                       clipboard paste tool. Then click on the field that you want to place the
                       picture in.

Working with Pages
   Create a new page
                               Click and hold down on the ÒNew PageÓ button located on the
                               toolbar in the lower part of the Progress Portfolio. Select a Page
                               Type from the pop-up menu
   Open an existing page
                               Double click on a page icon in the Portfolio Contents window
                               pane to open the page.
   Delete a page
                               Drag the page icon in the Portfolio Contents window pane to
                               the trash in the lower left corner of the Progress Portfolio
                               screen. See also ÒUndelete pages.Ó
   Duplicate a page
                               Highlight the page you want to duplicate in the Portfolio
                               Contents window pane, and select "Duplicate Page" from the
                               "Edit" menu. Notice that you can also cut, copy, and paste
                               pages.
   Rename a page
                               Double-click on the pageÕs name in the Portfolio Contents
                               window pane. The name is highlighted. Type in the new name.
   View Page information
                               The Portfolio Contents window pane allows you to see various
                               categories of information, including creation and modification
                               dates, the Page Types of each page, and the text of any fields
                               on the page. To view this information, drag the bar on the right
                               side of the window pane out to the right. You can set the
                               category of information in this window by clicking on names of
                               the columns (e.g. ÒModification DateÓ) and selecting an
                               alternative title. You can also adjust the width of the columns
                               of information by dragging the separator lines between the
                               column names.
   Sort Portfolio Contents
                               The Portfolio Contents can be sorted by information category.
                               Portfolio content order is specified by the category that is
                               underlined at the top of the screen. To re-sort the Contents
                               based on a category, click on the categoryÕs heading. Portfolio
                               contents can also be placed in your own custom order by simply
                               dragging the pages into new positions.
   Undelete pages
                               Double click on the ÒTrashÓ icon, highlight the pages you want
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Working with Fields (Data Fields)
   Create a field
                                 If you find that the text or image fields provided on the Page
                                 Type are not enough for your own needs, you can create
                                 additional text and picture fields on a page. Select the data
                                 field tool in the tool bar and drag a box on the screen where you
                                 want your new field to be placed. (These fields can hold either
                                 text or image data. Just click on the field to type in text, or drag
                                 an image onto a field from the clipboard).
   Using Arrows with Fields
                                 Data fields can have arrows that are similar to Sticky Note
                                 arrows. The main difference is that data field arrows can point
                                 only to other data fields. Use data field arrows to create
                                 flowcharts or graphic organizers with the data fields. To
                                 create an arrow, drag one of the arrowhead nubs from the edges
                                 of the data field.
   Resizing Fields
                                 Click on the field to select it, then drag one of the little black
                                 squares on the corners of the data field to resize the field. If no
                                 black squares appear, then the field was locked by the Page
                                 Type designer and not intended to be resized.
   Remove Fields
                                 Click on the field, and select ÒDelete FieldÓ from the ÒEditÓ
                                 menu. This will delete the entire field from the page.
   Remove text from a field
                                 Select the text and hit the ÒDeleteÓ key as you would in a word
                                 processor.
   Remove a picture from a field
                              Select the field by clicking on it, then select ÒClear FieldÓ from
                              the ÒEditÓ menu.
   Replace a picture with text
                                 First, clear the picture by clicking on the field and selecting
                                 ÒClear FieldÓ from the ÒEditÓ menu, then click in the field and
                                 type your text.
   Replace text with a picture
                                 Drag a picture from the clipboard (or from another field) into
                                 the box with text to be replaced, and click on ÒReplaceÓ when
                                 the Progress Portfolio asks if you want to replace the text.
   See where a picture came from
                               Click on the picture info slider to open it. This is the shaded
                               gray bar on the bottom edge of your picture (You can also drag it
                               out to various widths.) The picture info slider gives you
                               information about what application created the picture, when
                               it was collected, and a description, if available. If you used
                               Netscape or Internet Explorer, the URL that this picture was
                               collected from is saved here. Click the URL to automatically
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Annotating Data: Sticky Notes
   Create a Sticky Note
                                Click on the Sticky Note Tool button in the toolbar. Next, click
                                on the page to place the note. Click inside the note to type in
                                text.
   Delete a Sticky Note
                                Click on the close box in the upper left corner of the note.
   Resize a Sticky Note
                                Drag the tab on the lower right-hand corner to resize.
   Move a Sticky Note
                                Drag the note title bar at the top of the note.
   Add an arrow
                                Drag an arrowhead (the black nubs on the edge of the Sticky
                                Note) out of the Sticky Note.
   Delete an arrow
                                Drag the arrowhead back into the note. (The cursor will change
                                to a cross-hair when you get close to the arrowhead, indicating
                                that you can move it.)
   Move an arrow
                                Drag the arrowhead to a new location on the page.
   Change the Sticky NoteÔs font
                              Select the text you want to change, then select a new value from
                              any of the Òfont,Ó Òstyle,Ó or ÒsizeÓ pop-up buttons in the tool
                              bar.
   Change the color or title of the Sticky Note
                                Select the Sticky Note you want to change, then click on the
                                ÒtypeÓ pop-up button on the tool bar to select a pre-existing
                                Sticky Note style. Customize your own Note (create your own
                                colors/name combinations) by selecting ÒEditÉÓ
Annotating Data: Voice Sticky Notes
   Set up for Voice Sticky Notes
                               To use the Voice Annotation feature of the Progress Portfolio,
                               you will need to have a microphone hooked up to your
                               computer. Most Macintosh computers come with either a built-
                               in microphone or an external microphone that you can attach to
                               the computer. Please refer to your computerÕs installation
                               instructions to connect the microphone.
   Create a Voice Sticky Note

               1.      Select the ÒVoice Sticky NoteÓ tool in the toolbar by clicking on it.

               2.      Click on the page to create the Voice Sticky. A gray sticky note will
                       open with a audio recording tool bar.

               3.      To record a message, first click on the small ÒMicrophoneÓ icon in the
                       far left of the toolbar. A window with a record and stop button will
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               4.      When you are ready to record, click ÒRecord,Ó and begin speaking into
                       the microphone. When you are finished speaking, click ÒStopÓ.

                       NOTE: Each Voice Annotation Note is limited to 30 seconds of recording
                       time.


               5.      Click on ÒPlayÓ to review what you just recorded.

                       Problems? If it looks like the recording tool is not working, check that
                       you have the sound input source on your computer set to the microphone.
                       Select the ÒMonitors & SoundÓ Control Panel. Click on ÒSound.Ó Then
                       set the ÒSound Monitoring SourceÓ to either ÒBuilt-in MicÓ or ÒExternal
                       Mic,Ó depending on which microphone you have.


               6.      If you need to re-record your annotation, just click on ÒRecordÓ again.
                       Otherwise, click on ÒSaveÓ to save your recording.

               7.      Add a title to your Voice Sticky Note to distinguish it from other Voice
                       Sticky Notes. Click above the recording toolbar and type in a title.


Annotating Data: Drawing Tools
   Create a line/rectangle/oval

                               1.   Click and hold down on the Òdrawing toolsÓ button in the
                                    toolbar. A pop-up menu will appear. Scroll down to view
                                    the options, and select the ÒOvalÓ tool .

                               2.   To draw a circle, click and drag on an image.

                               3.   Set the line widths and colors you wish to use for drawing
                                    from the menus at the bottom of your screen.
       TeacherÕs Note The drawing tools work only in the picture fields. They won't work
       elsewhere on the page.


       CanÕt find the menus to set line widths and colors for the drawing tools?

       These menus donÕt appear all the time, only when you are using the drawing tools.
       Draw something on a graphic item, then use the menu bars which will appear.


   Create a polygon
                               Create a polygon the same way you would a line. Click to
                               create a corner. Double-click to end the polygon.
   Delete a line/rectangle/oval/polygon
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Organizing Pages with Folders
   Create a new folder
                                Click and hold down the "New Organizer" button, then select
                                "Folder.Ó Give the folder a name by double-clicking on the
                                name and then typing a new name.
   Store a page in a folder
                                Drag a page icon in the Project Contents window pane to the
                                folder.
   See whatÕs inside a folder
                                To see what youÕve put inside the folder, click on the triangle
                                next to the folder icon to open up the folder. Alternatively, if
                                you double-click on a folder, itÕs contents will appear in a list on
                                the right side of the screen.

Organizing Pages with Tables
   Create a new table
                                Click and hold down the "New Organizer" button, then select
                                "Table" and ÒEmptyÓ from the pop-up menus. The SEPUP
                                Project Type provides a few table types for use with Science and
                                Sustainability activities.
   Add a row or column
                                To add rows (or columns), click and hold down on the ÒOptionsÓ
                                button at the bottom of the page screen area (to the left of the
                                bottom scroll bar) and select ÒInsert Rows/Columns.Ó Put the
                                cursor on the table border where you want to add a row or
                                column (your cursor should change into an arrow and the border
                                will be highlighted), and click on the border. Continue to click
                                on the border of the table to place more rows (or columns).
   Delete a row or column
                                Select "Delete Rows/Columns" from the "Options" pop-up
                                button, and click on a row or column to delete it.
   Add text to a cell
                                Select the cell in the table by clicking on the cell, then click
                                inside again to add the text.
   Store a page in a cell
                                Drag pages from the Portfolio Contents window pane into the
                                cells of the table.
   Resize a row or column
                                Drag the border of the column or row to increase or decrease the
                                size.
   Open a page stored in a table
                               Double-click on the page icon in the table. The page will be
                               opened on the right side of the screen, replacing the table.
   Other table features
                                Table cells can hold only text or pages. The cells will not hold a
                                picture field or a text field. However, you can attach Sticky
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Creating Presentations
   Create a presentation

                            1.   Open the Presentation window pane by clicking on the
                                 black "Presentation" bar on the right side of the screen.

                                 TeacherÕs Note: If you pull the Presentation bar to the left
                                 past the middle of the screen, the bar will automatically
                                 "snap" to the fully open position. Pulling it less than half-
                                 way to the middle of the screen will cause it to snap to the
                                 partially open position. The partially open position allows
                                 you to easily review your collection to select the pages you
                                 want to add to your presentation.


                            2.   Review your pages: Double-click on the page icon in the
                                 Project Contents window pane to see a page.

                            3.   To add a page to your presentation, drag the page icon from
                                 the Project Contents window pane into the Presentation
                                 Contents window pane. The Progress Portfolio
                                 automatically creates a copy of the original page in the
                                 presentation so you can modify the page without affecting
                                 your original data.

                            4.   After youÕve copied all of the pages you want to use into
                                 your presentation, maximize the presentation view by
                                 dragging the Presentation Bar all the way to the left.

                            5.   Reorder the pages in the Presentation Contents window
                                 pane by dragging the page icons to a new position.

                            6.   Clean up some of the pages, deleting extra information or
                                 rearranging the fields, as necessary, to make improvements
                                 to the pages in your presentation.

                            7.   Create new presentation pages using the ÒNew PageÓ
                                 button.
   Run a presentation
                            To run the presentation, click the Òrunning manÓ button at the
                            bottom of the screen. Then use the Left and Right arrow buttons
                            to page through the presentation.




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7. Quick Reference




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                                           Progress Portfolio Quick Reference Sheet

Main Progress Portfolio Screen                                                                                               DataCam
PROJECT CONTENTS window pane                                         PAGE window pane


Page Icon                                  Resize View Bar
Double-click to                            Drag this bar to resize
open the page.      Page/Folder Name       the Project Contents
Drag the icon to    Double-click to        window pane and the                                                               Snapshot to                     Switcher Button
move the page.      rename.                Page window pane.                                                                 Clipboard Button                (Application Switcher)
                                                                                                                             Click to take a picture         Click to switch back and
                                                                                                                             of the screen.                  forth between the
                                                                                                                                                             Progress Portfolio and
                                                                                                                                                             the last application that
                                                                                                                                                             you took a picture in.




                                                                                                        Presentation
                                                                                                        View Bar
                                                                                                        Drag this bar to
                                                                                                        resize the
                                                                                                        presentation view.

                                                                                                                             Progress Portfolio Toolbar
                                                                                                                             Selection Tool                             Crop Tool
                                                                                                        Sticky Note          Use this to move      Sticky Note Tool     Use this to crop out
                                                                                                        Use a sticky note    objects around on     Click on page to     unwanted parts of
                                                                                                        to annotate          a page.               create a new note.   pictures.
                                                                                                        evidence fields
                                                                                                        in the page
                                                                                                        window pane.
                                                                                                        Click inside                                                                 Font Tools
                                                                                                        note to type.                                                                Click and hold
                                                                                                                                                                                     down to select
                                                                                                                                                                                     font settings.



      New Page      Trash                               TOOLBAR                         Clipboard
New Organizer       Drag Page Icons to                                                  Drag pictures                        Data Field Tool       Voice Sticky         Zoom In/     Drawing Tools
 Click and hold     the trash to delete.                                                to and from                          Draw a box on         Note Tool            Zoom Out     Click and hold
 down to create                                                                         the clipboard                        the page to           Click on page        Tool         down to select
     a new page                                                                         to copy.                             create a              to create a new      Click on a   drawing tools.
    or organizer.                                                                                                            new field.            note, then           picture to
                                                                                                                                                   record note.         zoom in
                                                                                                                                                                        or out.
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8.   Glossary
Application Switcher button         (aka ÒSwitchÓ) Click this button to switch back and
                                    forth between the Progress Portfolio and your other
                                    software (e.g. Netscape). The Application Switcher
                                    button is the button on the far right of the Data
                                    Camera.

Camera Button                       See ÒSnapshot to Clipboard ButtonÓ

Clipboard                           Use the clipboard to copy, cut, and paste images from
                                    the DataCam and between pages. It behaves like the
                                    Macintosh clipboard. The contents of the clipboard are
                                    visible in the bottom right corner of the Progress
                                    Portfolio window.

DataCam                             Use the DataCam to capture pictures of your work. It
                                    can capture images from most standard Macintosh
                                    applications.

Data Field                          Use data fields to hold your captured images and to
                                    type in text on a page. You can create multiple data
                                    fields on a page. Data fields can hold either text or a
                                    picture, but not both at the same time.

Drawing Tools                       Use the line, rectangle, oval, and polygon drawing tools
                                    to draw on top of your captured images.

Field                               See ÒData FieldÓ

Folder                              Use folders to organize your pages. They behave like
                                    Macintosh Finder folders.

Organizer                           Organizers are ways of arranging your pages in the
                                    Progress Portfolio. Currently there are two types of
                                    organizers: a folder and a table.

Pages                               Data in a Progress Portfolio project is saved on
                                    individual pages, including data fields, drawing items,
                                    and Sticky Notes. Pages in a project are like pages in a
                                    notebook.

Page Types                          Page Types are predefined pages that may contain data
                                    fields, sticky notes, pictures, or text entered by a
                                    teacher or curriculum designer. A Page Type is similar
                                    to a worksheet in that it guides student work. Each
                                    Project Type has a set of predefined Page Types.

Presentation Contents window pane   Similar to the Project Contents window pane, the
                                    Presentation Contents displays a list of all the
                                    presentation pages in a project.




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Project Contents window pane       The Project Contents displays a list of all the pages and
                                   organizers contained in the currently open project. It is
                                   located on the left side of the Progress Portfolio
                                   Window.

Project                            A Project is a collection of pages that a student or group
                                   has created, including pages, organizers, and
                                   presentations. All student work is saved in a Project
                                   file.

Project Type                       A predefined collection of Page Types that have been
                                   tailored for different projects. Use the SEPUP Project
                                   Type with the SEPUP activities.

SEPUP Project Type                 A Project Type designed by SEPUP to provide support
                                   for teachers and students using Science and
                                   Sustainability. It includes a number of Page Types tied
                                   to specific activities.

Snapshot to Clipboard Button       Click on this button to capture the screen. The area of
                                   the screen that you select will be copied to the
                                   Clipboard in the Progress Portfolio.

Sticky Note                        Use Sticky Notes to add an annotation to an image, text
                                   field, or page.

Switch                             See ÒApplication Switcher buttonÓ

Table                              A type of organizer that can hold pages or text.

Toolbar                            The collection of tools at the bottom of the Progress
                                   Portfolio screen.

Voice Sticky Notes                 Use Voice Sticky Notes to record an audio annotation.
                                   This tool is particularly useful for younger students who
                                   have trouble typing on the computer.




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