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Promethean interactive whiteboards bring the immediacy of touch to your teaching. Learn the tools and best practices for using one in your classroom, in this course from author and educator Aaron Quigley. Aaron shows how to set up your Promethean board; download ActivInspire, the software that drives Promethean boards; and get started creating new presentations that include video, quizzes, and annotations. He'll also focus on teaching methods that get your students actively involved with the Promethean board, and offer challenges along the way to test their skills.
To complete this challenge, the first step is to go ahead and start with your question slide. Here I have a blank page that I've just added some text to. I've added genotype information for two different parents. Also given students an indicator of which letter represents brown eyes versus blue eyes. And then I've asked a question. Based on these two genotypes, what is the percent chance the offspring will have blue eyes? The goal of this challenge is to give students a countdown and then reveal for them the correct answer. The first thing we need to do is to go ahead and create a new page that contains the correct answer. There are several ways that I could create the new page.
In the Page Browser, I could select the current page I'm on, use its Option menu, go to Insert Page, and select Blank Page After Current. However, a much faster way, is to simply come over to my Toolbox and hit the Next Page button. Because there is no next page, it's going to automatically create a page for us as we try to move to the next page. On this page, I'm going to go ahead and add the answer. Because one parent has two dominant genes, that means the offspring has to have one of the dominant genes. So there's a 0% chance that the offspring will have blue eyes.
Now what I'll do is I'll come back to the Page Browser and select the first page. The next step is to create a timer that has an action with it. The timer's going to count down however long we need to go for this particular quiz, and then automatically turn the page. To bring up the timer, I'll go to Tools, More Tools, and select Clock. Here on the clock, if you can't see your tool bar, then go ahead and hit the plus sign in the bottom right-hand corner and that'll give you your clock options. The arrows that point down are for the Count Down Timer, I'll go and select that. I'm just going to use ten seconds right now, so that we can make sure that it works.
And where it says, after timeout perform the following action, I'm going to select, Turn to Next Page, and then click OK. Now, one thing to keep in mind is the minute you click OK, the clock is going to start counting down. I can do things such as minimize the toolbar and even make it smaller and reposition the page. But as we saw, once the clock reaches zero, it'll automatically advance to the next page and display the answer for our students.
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