Interwrite Training. Sabrina Handke & Jennifer Gatz January 19 th , 2009. Getting Started.
Sabrina Handke & Jennifer Gatz
January 19th, 2009
The device manager is the software utility that is used to connect your computer to your InterwriteSchoolPad. To open the device manager, click the in the lower right of your screen, then Device Manager.
Your pad will automatically go to sleep when not in use for 10 minutes to conserve power. You will hear warning tones, then the high-to-low tone disconnect sequence.
Touch your pen to the connect dimple to wake the pad back up.
You will hear the connect sequence.
You can choose to power down
by touching your pen to the power
dimple. Turn the pad back on the
General Uses of the Interwrite
Office Mode allows you to interact directly with Microsoft Office applications; PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Instead of annotating over a screen capture of a PowerPoint slide, a page in a Word document, or an Excel spreadsheet, you can use Office Mode to add your annotations directly to the slide, document, or spreadsheet. The annotations become part of the application file, rather than being saved as a page in a Workspace file. This mode changes the page, slide or spreadsheet permanently after you save it.
Whiteboard Mode – Doesn’t apply to us since we don’t have Interwrite Whiteboards.
The pen tool draws dashed or dotted lines, as well as lines with
different end styles including arrows. The pen tool can be used to
underline key items projected on the computer.
Use the shape tool to draw a variety of shapes, which can
have selected edge and fill colors.
The line tool does the same things as the pen tool except that it
draws straight lines. This is particularly helpful is nice crisp
clean lines are desired.
Use to highlight text or other information that is being projected.
Use the text tool to type onto the screen. Font style, characterics such as bold, italics etc. can be changed.
The picture pen allows you insert pictures at the stroke of the pen.
(These two are not on default tool bar but under the tools button in tool bar.)
The multicolor pen has the ability to draw lines that change color in
mid stroke as well as a line with an outline.
D-West Interwrite Wiki
Use the Interwrite Workspace to create a file (s) that you could
use in your classroom with the Interwrite Schoolpad.
Here’s some things for you to try:
- explore and insert a gallery image
- browse the Interwrite Sims
- import a picture (s) or diagram (s) from the internet
- practice using a variety of tools
- brainstorm ideas of how you could use the tools with
your students in your content area