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Video: Reveals: Move and reveal

One of my favorite ways to add interactivity to a notebook file, and I might select the word Move. Let's try that again.

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The SMART Board interactive whiteboard, through its touch-sensitive surface, gives you access to all the functions of your computer while presenting to your audience—making it great for teachers and other professionals who need to share different types of material. Join SMART Certified Trainer Steve Blatt as he shows how to use a SMART Board in conjunction with SMART Notebook software to design and organize dynamic presentations. Learn how to connect to your computer, manage objects, insert graphics, and dazzle your audience with reveals.

Topics include:
  • Setting up your hardware
  • Launching SMART Notebook
  • Creating and moving objects
  • Typing text
  • Recognizing handwriting
  • Layering, linking, and locking objects
  • Managing pages
  • Customizing toolbars
  • Adding animation and reveals
Subject:
Education + Elearning
Software:
SMART Notebook
Author:
Steve Blatt

Reveals: Move and reveal

One of my favorite ways to add interactivity to a notebook file, other than the magic pen, is to include reveals in my lesson. These also eally serve to grab student attention. In this chapter I'm going to share with you five different ways to create reveals. Here's the first way. It's called move and reveal. Through the layering of objects, you can move one object to reveal another. Let me show you. Here I have a diagram with the solutions already visible.

For my class, I will want to cover up these answers, and let the kids discuss, see what they know, etcetera. So I want to cover this up, so I can move and reveal. So I'm going to go over to my geometric shapes here. I'm going to select a rectangle, and I'm going to go ahead and draw a rectangle. Don't worry about the shape yet, because we're going to go to the Selector tool, and we're going to select, remember, select on the edge, and select on the edge of that shape, and we're going to grab that edge and we're going to resize it. So it's just the way we want it, and then were going to go, and it's going to look something like that when it's covered up.

Maybe that's a little to big, let me re-size it a little bit better. There we go, I like that and we're going to go to properties. So Properties tab, and what I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and give it a solid fill. The minute I do solid fill, you'll notice that it's opaque. And I'm not really crazy about the line, the black line that goes around it. I just want a blue line. So it's just a simple, clean, blue rectangle. I'm happy with that. I'm going to go ahead and click back on my screen. The Properties tab retracts. I've got my covering object.

Now, if I wanted to add one more little detail, I might grab a pen and write the word Move, and I might select the word Move. Let's try that again. Select the word move, drop down menu, recognize it and then wouldn't that be nice if. Make that a little bit smaller, and this would just tell the user, okay, this is a rectangle that I can move in order to see what's behind it. Last step, is I'm going to go ahead and group those two objects. And making sure not to group all three, good. Grip those, and I actually had locked that down, so it wasn't going to group anyway.

Dropdown menu, group, group, and look at that, I have created, that to be moved, and now I'm going to actually Dropdown menu and Clone, and I'm going to to clone again, and I'm going to to clone again, and what I've got there is I've got four cover ups for the four answers. One, two, three, and four, and this is how you create a simple move and reveal. So when my students have discussed the answers, we can then move, and reveal the answers.

This simple method allows you to quickly hide an object behind another. You can use it to hide answers, hints, or anything you don't want initially revealed. If you customize your rectangle tool to have a solid fill color, and save that tool, then all you'll need to do, is draw that abjec, object on top. And you`ve got yourself a Move to reaveal animation

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