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Minimum System

Requirements

Windows XP/Vista/7
Operating System
Pentium4 2,2GHz CPU
512 MB R
128 MB RAM graphics card
QuickTime Player 6 or later
DVD-ROM drive
16-bit sound card

Mac OS X v10.5

Power PC G4 @ 867 MHz CPU


512 MB RAM
128 MB RAM Graphics Card
DVD-ROM drive
16-bit sound card

Virginia Evans Jenny Dooley

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What is an Interactive Whiteboard? .............................................................


What equipment do I need to use the IWB software? ............................
Internet Disclaimer ....................................................................................
Running the application ...........................................................................
On an IBM compatible PC ..........................................................................
On a Mac OS ..............................................................................................
Navigation .................................................................................................
Task types and how to complete them ....................................................
Clicking ......................................................................................................
Clicking and dragging ................................................................................
Typing ........................................................................................................
The toolbar ................................................................................................
The toolbar at a glance .............................................................................
Using the tools ..........................................................................................
PC Mode ....................................................................................................
Pencil ..........................................................................................................
Highlighter .................................................................................................
Create Text Box ..........................................................................................
Select Pencil / Highlighter Thickness ...........................................................
Select Pencil / Highlighter colour ................................................................
Zoom ..........................................................................................................
Eraser and Eraser Thickness ........................................................................
Hide Part of the Screen ..............................................................................
Isolate Part of the Screen ...........................................................................
Page Controls .............................................................................................
Print ...........................................................................................................
Clear Notes ................................................................................................
Undo / Redo ...............................................................................................
Save and Load Notes ..................................................................................
Saving Notes ..........................................................................................
Loading Notes ........................................................................................
Browser ......................................................................................................
Using Note Exporter on an IBM compatible PC ...........................................
Exporting notes ..........................................................................................
Importing notes...........................................................................................
Using Note Exporter on a Mac OS ..............................................................
Exporting notes ..........................................................................................
Importing notes...........................................................................................
Troubleshooting & Contact support .........................................................

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Welcome to Prime Time Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) software. This


application is designed to follow the Prime Time course and enhance your
own and your learners experience in the language classroom.

What is an Interactive Whiteboard?


An Interactive Whiteboard is a type of touch-sensitive board which has the power to transform
any classroom into a dynamic learning environment.
It allows teachers and students to participate interactively in activities projected onto the board
from a data projector which is connected to a computer.
Interactive whiteboards are very popular in schools and are considered a more lively and
interesting approach than conventional teaching. They provide ways to show students anything
which can be presented on a computer (educational software, videos, websites, etc). Research has
shown that teaching through interactive whiteboard software has numerous advantages:

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can accommodate different learning styles


is suitable for both small and larger groups of students
helps increase students attention span
facilitates the assimilation of new information
dramatically increases real teaching time
reduces the time teachers need for preparation
eliminates the need for additional equipment (DVD player, CD player, etc)

All in all, it is a powerful teaching tool that will transform your lesson and your classroom!

What equipment do I need to use the IWB software?

A computer (IBM compatible or Mac OS)


A projector
An interactive whiteboard or a device that turns a plain whiteboard into an interactive whiteboard
Speakers

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This application contains an internal web browser. This allows users to access the Internet without
needing to close or minimise the application first. This can be especially useful when users wish to
collect information for a writing task, for instance. However, Express Publishing takes no
responsibility for the content accessed by users using this internal browser. It is entirely the
responsibility of the user to make their own decisions concerning the accuracy, currency, reliability
and correctness of information accessed within the browser.

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Running the application


On an IBM compatible PC
The application should run automatically when you insert the disk into your drive. If it does not,
please follow these steps:
1. Go to START>MY COMPUTER.
2. Locate the icon of your CD/DVD drive. With the Prime Time Interactive Whiteboard disk
inside your drive, right click the icon of your drive and choose EXPLORE. (see Fig 1)
3. In the new window that appears, double-click on PT2PI. (see Fig 2)

Fig 1

Fig 2
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On a Mac OS
When you insert the disk into the slot, an icon will appear on your desktop with the name PT2PI
IWB (see Fig 3).

Fig 3

If you click it, the contents of the disk will appear in a browser window with the following icons
and file names (see Fig 4).

Fig 4

Click the file shown in Fig. 5 to run the application.

Fig 5

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Navigation
By clicking this button
you can EXIT the
application, at any time.

Once the application has run in your


system, the first screen you see is the
MAIN MENU (see Fig 6). By clicking any
of the titles or their numbers, you can
enter the corresponding section of the
course.
All sections that appear in the MAIN
MENU lead to SUBMENUS. For example,
if you wish to enter Module 1, click 1 or
Home and away (see Fig 6).
Fig 6

Once in the MODULE MENU (see Fig 7) you


can enter the desired lesson of Module 1
by clicking the cover page, 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d,
1e, 1f, 1g, 1h or 1i.
If you click this button,
you can go back to the
MAIN MENU at any time.

Fig 7

In the LESSON MENU the active tasks


you can enter are indicated by orange
circles (see Fig 8). Click a task to enter.
This allows you the flexibility to skip
certain tasks or pick up from where you
left off in the previous lesson.

This button will take you to


the previous menu; in this
case, the MODULE 1 MENU.

Fig 8
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Fig 9

These two buttons will take you


to the PREVIOUS and NEXT
PART of the task, respectively.

These two buttons will take you


to the PREVIOUS and NEXT tasks,
respectively.

While navigating, you will notice a few more buttons that are designed to help you do the tasks.
For instance:

Fig 12

Fig 11
Clicking this button will give you the
answer to the task (see Fig 12). When
the answer is a suggested one, this is
indicated by a different button
.

Clicking this button will allow


you to restart the task or stop
any audios playing as many times
as you wish.

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Fig 14

Clicking this button will


activate the ILLUSTRATED
PRESENTATION of
grammar for the particular
exercise (see Fig 15).

Clicking this button will


show a screen with the
GRAMMAR REFERENCE
related to the particular unit
and exercise (see Fig 14).

Once you have gone through


the Grammar Reference, click
this button to return to the
EXERCISE SCREEN.
Click this arrow to
GO TO THE NEXT
or PREVIOUS
SCREEN.

Click the HEADPHONES to


listen to grammar examples.
Once you have
gone through the
ILLUSTRATED
PRESENTATION
of grammar, click
this button to
return to the
EXERCISE
SCREEN.

Click this button to remove


or add the subtitles.

Fig 15

Fig 17

Fig 16
Click this button to HIDE the
vocabulary (see Fig 17). Click again
to show the vocabulary (see Fig 16).
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Clicking on the headphones will also


make the word appear.

Fig 19

Fig 18
Clicking this button will give you the
WORD LIST for the unit (see Fig 19).

Clicking the
HEADPHONES
will allow
students to
hear the word.

Scroll up or down using the


SCROLL BUTTON.

Words in red
indicate KEY
VOCABULARY
that students
should study and
pay attention to.

Fig 21

Fig 20

Clicking the
WORDS button
hides all the
English words.

Click this
button
to return to
the EXERCISE
SCREEN.

Clicking the NUMBER


button will hide or
show the English word
individually.

Clicking the DEFINITIONS


button makes the part of
speech and the definition
of the words appear or
disappear.

Clicking this
button makes the
part of speech
and the
definition appear
or disappear
individually.
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By clicking the

button, you have the opportunity to exploit the WORD LIST in multiple

ways to suit your class needs. For example, by clicking the

button followed by the

button, only the keys words (in red) will appear (see Fig 22 & 23).

Fig 23

Fig 22

By clicking the

button, followed by the

button, all the words in the WORD LIST will

be unselected and

will appear on the left of each word. Clicking on specific words, a

will

appear next to the word and the teacher can easily create a new list of only the words he/she
wishes the students to study, according to his/her class needs (see Fig 24). When you have finished
with your selection, click
Fig 25). In the same way, the
exercise and

to present the word list you have selected to exploit in class (see
button will provide you with a list of all the words of the

will appear on the left of each word. Clicking the

next to each word will remove

the word accordingly. Again, when you have finished with your selection, click

to present

the word list you have selected to exploit in class. Remember that these buttons are only visible
when in

mode.

Fig 25

Fig 24

NOTE: Even after you exit the application the vocabulary words you had selected will still be in
place for your next lesson.
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In some exercises there is also an


button. Clicking this button gives you a chance to
further activate what was previously presented (see Fig 26 & 27).

Fig 26

Fig 27

Click here to go to an extra activity


similar to the one shown in Fig 27.

Many exercises have additional


links to extra activities based on
videos (see page 18).

Clicking this button will give students


useful tips that will help them do their
writing task successfully.
Fig 28

In all reading comprehension exercises there is


a KARAOKE PLAYER (see Fig 29 & 30).
As each line is read, it is highlighted in blue to
make it easier for students to follow the text.
Click and drag this indicator
to the left or right to ADJUST
THE VOLUME of the audio.

PLAY

Fig 29

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PAUSE

Fig 30

STOP

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Games are also included within the modules. They can be seen on the SUBMENU of each
individual module, indicated by the
logo (see Fig 31). The same logo appears next to the
exercise that contains the game (see Fig 32). The logos for the documentaries
are also present
in the SUBMENUS and individual modules (see Fig 31 & 32).

Fig 31

Fig 32

A further extension
game can be found in this unit.

A further extension game can


be found in this exercise.

The Game should be played after completion of the exercise and its content is related to the
specific exercise and often those preceding it (see Fig 33 & 34).

Fig 33

Fig 34

Click this button to PLAY a further


extension GAME (see Fig 34).

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Click this button


to reset the game.

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Click this
button to return
to the EXERCISE
PAGE (see Fig 33).

GAMES with crosswords have a KEYBOARD where you can type your answer as you would with
your PCs keyboard (see Fig 35). To activate the keyboard, click on a flashing number and type in
your answer (see Fig 36). There are two ways of using the KEYBOARD function. One way is to click
on each letter by using your mouse. The second way is by using your PCs keyboard to type in the
answer.

Fig 35

Fig 36

Click
DELETE or
BACKSPACE
on your PCs
keyboard to
delete an entry.

When you finish


typing your answer
click CHECK or ENTER
on your PCs keyboard.

If the answer is correct you can then solve the next


word. If the answer is wrong a red cross is shown
where the error begins and the correct letter is
given as a clue, then you can have another try.
HANGMAN GAMES also have a keyboard
which you can use by clicking on the letters.
The PCs keyboard can also be used to type in
the answer.

A red cross will appear when you


have exhausted your attempts and
the correct answer is given.

Fig 37

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The exercises in the LANGUAGE REVIEW, SKILLS PRACTICE, REVISION, GRAMMAR REFERENCE &
EXTRA PRACTICE, VOCABULARY BANK, WORD FORMATION, KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS,
WRITING BANK, WORKBOOK and PRIME TIME VIDEOS/DOCUMENTARIES, sections are organised
in a similar way. For instance, if you click to enter the LANGUAGE REVIEW section from the MAIN
MENU
, first you will see the LANGUAGE REVIEW SECTION MENU (see Fig 38). Clicking any of
the depicted pages will take you to that section (see Fig 39).

Fig 39

Fig 38

The purpose of the VOCABULARY BANK which can be accessed from the MAIN MENU
is to
consolidate and enrich your knowledge of vocabulary. To use the VOCABULARY BANK, click the
section you wish to enter. Each section indicates which module it corresponds to in the students
book (see Fig 40). In many of the exercises, the pictures are accompanied by headphones. These
headphones can be clicked on to hear the relevant word/phrase prior to or after solving the
exercise (see Fig 41).

Fig 40

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The SKILLS PRACTICE section includes similar reading and writing exercises that are present in
each module respectively (see Fig 42 & 43) .

Fig 43

Fig 42

In the MAIN MENU, you also have access to


the grammar theories which are present in
the students modules (see Fig 6). When you
enter the GRAMMAR REFERENCE & EXTRA
PRACTICE section
, you will see the
grammar theories under their respective
module headings accompanied by a button
for grammar exercises (see Fig 44).

Click on this button to enter


the exercises relevant to that
modules grammar.

Fig 44
Click on the grammar
theory that you wish to
learn, individually.

In the REVISION section, there is the CHECK


YOUR PROGRESS. This allows students to
evaluate their own progress and identify
their strengths and weaknesses.

Fig 45

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If you enter the PRIME TIME VIDEOS section in the MAIN MENU
, first you will see the
VIDEOS MENU (see Fig 46). Clicking any of the module numbers will take you to the relevant video
(see Fig 47). On this screen, you will also find the VIDEO PLAYER (see Fig 48).

Fig 46

Fig 47

Click and drag the


seek bar indicator to
LOCATE A SPECIFIC
POINT in the video.

Click and drag


this indicator to
the left or right
to ADJUST THE
VOLUME of the
video.
STOP

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PAUSE

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SUBTITLES

Fig 48

Exercises have been included in these sections (see Fig 49 & 50). Enter the exercises by clicking the
buttons beside each one (see Fig 50). All the exercises are related to the video contained in that
section (see Fig 51).

Fig 50

Fig 49

Open up the
exercises by clicking
on these buttons
(see Fig 51).

Click this button to see


the list of exercises
which are relevant to
the video (see Fig 50).

Click this button to


go back to the video.

In order to go
back to the list
of exercises, click
this button.

Fig 51

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When you enter the PRIME TIME DOCUMENTARIES section in the MAIN MENU
, you will
be taken to the DOCUMENTARIES MENU (see Fig 52). Click on a module number to go to the
submenu where you will have access to all the videos and exercises that are also present in the
main modules and accessible through them (see Fig 53). The documentaries logos
can also be
seen in the MODULES section and appear next to the exercise that contains them.

Fig 53

Fig 52
Click on this
button to enter a
video which is also
present in the
individual modules.

Click on these
buttons to enter the
exercise related to
the video (see Fig 54).

Fig 55

Fig 54
This button will take you back
to the submenu.

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Click on these buttons


to go to a THINK exercise
which helps develop
cognitive skills and is based
on the video (see Fig 55).

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If you enter the READER VIDEO from the MAIN MENU


, it takes you to the animated presentation
of the READER (see Fig 56 & 57). In this screen, you will also find the VIDEO PLAYER (see Fig 48). The
READER contains similar tasks to those in each module.

Fig 56

Fig 57
Click this button to access a READER task.

Click on a number or heading to enter a chapter.

There are also READER E-BOOKS for some of our readers. If you enter the READER E-BOOK
section from the MAIN MENU, first you will see the cover of the reader (see Fig 58).

Click the
top or
bottom
corner
to flip
the
page.

Fig 58

Fig 59
Click right or left
arrows to flip the page.

Click on
the text to
listen and
read the
story.

Click on this button


to return to the
MAIN MENU.
Fig 60

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The QUIZZES section is organised in a similar way. If you enter the QUIZZES section in the MAIN
MENU
, first you will see the QUIZZES MENU (see Fig 61). Clicking any of the module numbers
will take you to the corresponding game (see Fig 62). Click on the screen to start the game and
follow the instructions (see Fig 63 & 64).

Fig 62

Fig 61

Fig 64

Fig 63

Questions are multiple choice, where you


select your chosen answer by clicking on it.

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On entering the GAMES section in the MAIN MENU


, you will first see the GAMES MENU
(see Fig 65). Click on a Board Game number to play the game for the respective module (see Fig 66).

Fig 66

Fig 65

Click on the SPIN button to start the game.

If you do not know the answer and do not wish to attempt one then click on this icon
reveal the answer. The teams turn, however, will not count in this case.

to

Select your chosen answer by clicking on it and


click on SPIN again for the next teams turn.

Fig 67

On entering the GAMES section (see Fig 65), you will


see VOCABULARY REVISION games 1 and 2 which
are based on modules 1-3 and 4-6 respectively. The
students are guided through the game by the
teacher, who uses his/her discretion as to whether
the team has satisfactorily answered the question by
clicking on
or
(see Fig 68).

Fig 68

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Apart from the WORD LIST that you will


find in the units, there is a GLOBAL WORD
LIST that you will find in the MAIN MENU
(see Fig 6). There are FOUR ways to view the
words/phrases by ALL, by MODULE, by
LETTER and by SEARCH (see Fig 69).
The by ALL button provides you with the
alphabetical listing of all the words/phrases.

Fig 69
By clicking on a word/phrase, the audio is
heard and the definition, part of speech and
example is given.

The by SEARCH button allows you to search for a particular word/phrase. Simply type in the letters
your word/phrase begins with and a list of words/phrases with those letters will appear on your
screen (see Fig 70). The more letters you type in for your word/phrase, the shorter the list will
become (see Fig 71).

Fig 70

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In the WORD LIST tab (in either by ALL, by MODULE, by LETTER or by Search), you can select any
word/phrase you wish to pay more attention to. By clicking the
icon that appears on the left
of each word/phrase (see Fig 72), these words/phrases will be saved in the Words to learn tab
giving you the ability to create your own list of words/phrases and being able to recall the list at
any time (see Fig 73). You may unselect any words/phrases you no longer wish to keep in the
Words to learn tab at any time.

Fig 73

Fig 72

Including in the global WORD LIST is a list of IRREGULAR VERBS which you can click to access
and then use to revise irregular verbs (see Fig 74).

Click on these
headphones to
hear the words
individually.

Click to go
back to the
main menu.

Click on this
icon to make
the word
disappear or
appear
individually.

Click on these
headphones to
hear the words
said in sequence.

Fig 74

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Task types and how to complete them


The Prime Time IWB is designed as a teaching aid to be used in conjunction with the coursebook
and for this reason the content is identical. However, in order to do the exercises, you will have to
carry out three basic computer actions clicking, clicking and dragging and typing.
Here is an overview of the types of tasks in this software and how to do them:

Clicking
In all tasks with fixed answers, such as multiple choice, gap-filling, ticking, circling, matching and
so on, apart from the ability of the user to select the correct answer manually by clicking on the
correct choice itself, there is the additional option of a button which is present on the left or the
right of the question
. This is called the SHOW KEY button and it reveals the correct answer
automatically on clicking (see Fig 75). Clicking is also used in pronunciation tasks. Click on the
HEADPHONES next to each item to activate the audio. Clicking the correct box in the column will
reveal a tick (see Fig 76).

Fig 76

Fig 75

When a SHOW KEY button is in the form of


, this is to indicate that the corresponding answer
is a suggested one only and that there can be many variations. Answers can be revealed globally
or individually. Clicking on the SHOW KEY button in the rubric will reveal all the answers related
to the task. Alternatively, click on the individual buttons within the exercise to reveal the answers
individually. All the answers that the SHOW KEY buttons reveal can be made to disappear again
by clicking the
once more.

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In the main modules in tasks with


the button (see Fig 77 & 78). Note: Some
including those in the WRITING BANK section.

Fig 77

, the words will be revealed if you click on


boxes open and close in the same way

Fig 78

In Check these words, the audio, definition,


example and picture of the word will be
revealed if you click on any word in the box
(see Fig 79). The word you click on will also
bold in the text.

Fig 79

In tasks where students are asked to guess what the correct answer is, simply click on your choice
(see Fig 80). At this stage, the answers are not provided. When you move to the next screen, the
selection from the previous screen carries over. Once you have listened to the dialogue, click
to show which statements were guessed correctly and which were not (see Fig 81).

Fig 80

Fig 81

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In many reading tasks based on the reading text, the texts will be revealed if you click the SHOW TEXT
button
.A
button may appear on answering a question which will show the underlining in
the text justifing the answer (see Fig 82 & 83).

Fig 82

Fig 83
Click to hide the text again (see Fig 82).

Click on this button to make the text appear (see Fig 83).

Some exercises give you additional help or information. These are in the form of a
a
button.

,a

or

In some multiple choice exercises the choices appear after having clicked the blue dotted line
(see Fig 84). Click your choice to select your answer.

Fig 84

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Clicking and dragging


To match any item (word, phrase, picture etc) to another, you simply click the item and drag it to
your chosen place (see Fig 85). If the answer is wrong, it will bounce back to its original position. With
the exception of listening exercises, these actions are accompanied by sound effects. Please note
that in gap filling exercises which use the Check these words box, the words/phrases can be
dragged directly into the gap from the box (see Fig 86).

Fig 85

Fig 86
You will also notice a
TAPESCRIPTS button in
listening tasks. This will
reveal the tapescript of
an audio recording.
Click again to hide the
tapescript. Use this
function to check
students answers after
completing the
exercise.

In some exercises and in


all listening exercises,
there is a simple AUDIO
PLAYER (see Fig 87). All
its buttons are activated
by clicking or clicking and
dragging (see Fig 88).

Fig 87
Click and drag the
SEEK BAR INDICATOR
to locate a specific
point in the recording.

Solve an exercise by
clicking and dragging
while listening or typing
in the correct answer
(where applicable).

Click and drag this indicator


to the left or right to adjust
the VOLUME of the recording.

Fig 88
PLAY

PAUSE

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Typing
You will come across vocabulary and grammar exercises where you are able to type in your answer
manually. To type in your answer, click in your chosen field using your mouse and type in your answer
using your PCs keyboard, adding punctuation where necessary. The
button will remain grey
until you have reached the last unsolved field (see Fig 89). The button will activate when you start to
type in your last answer (see Fig 90).

Fig 89

Fig 90

When you have finished typing in your answers, click the


button. This will reveal which
answers you have answered correctly, indicated with a green tick
and which ones you have
not, indicated with a red cross
. You can edit your answers at any time (see Fig 91). Note: if any
of your answers have been made to appear with the SHOW KEY button then the CHECK button
will not be activated.

Use lower case


capitals should only be
used where necessary.

After clicking
the check button you
will be able to see which
answers you got wrong.

Fig 91

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In the WORKBOOK section, exercises with crosswords have a KEYBOARD where you can type
your answer as you would with your PCs keyboard (see Fig 92). To activate the keyboard, click on
a flashing number and type in your answer (see Fig 93). There are two ways of using the KEYBOARD
function. One way is to click on each letter by using your mouse or electronic pen. The second way is
by using your PCs keyboard to type in the answer.

Fig 93

Fig 92

Click DELETE (or


BACKSPACE on your PCs
keyboard) to delete an entry.

When you finish typing your


answer click CHECK (or ENTER
on your PCs keyboard).

If the answer is correct you can then solve the next word. If the answer is wrong a red cross is
shown where the error begins (see Fig 94) and the correct letter is given as a clue, then you can
have another try or go on to a different clue (see Fig 95) .

Fig 94

Fig 95

Alternatively you can click on the SHOW KEY


buttons for the answers (see Fig 92).

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The toolbar
At the bottom of every screen, you will find the Toolbar (see Fig 98).

Fig 96

Fig 97

If for any reason you wish to hide the toolbar during your lesson, you can do so by
clicking this arrow on the left-hand side (see Fig 96). To make it reappear, you can click the
remaining arrow at the bottom on the right (see Fig 97).

The toolbar at a glance

These green triangles indicate that there are


further options available for this tool.

Select pencil /
highlighter
colour
Pencil

Create
text box

Zoom

Isolate part
of the
screen

Save notes
Browser
Print

Undo

Fig 98

Highlighter
PC mode

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Select pencil /
highlighter
thickness

Eraser and
eraser
thickness

Redo
Notes page
controls

Hide part of
the screen

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Load notes
Clear notes

Using the tools


PC MODE: After you have used one

of the tools, click this to regain your


normal mouse or electronic pen
function. This way you can once
again click and click and drag.

PENCIL: Click to turn your mouse or


electronic pen into a pencil. Now
you can make your own notes on
every screen provided in this
software a very useful tool if you
want to write students own
answers during prediction warm-up
or error correction (see Fig 99). Make
sure you select a colour and
thickness for your pencil before
writing anything (see SELECT PENCIL /
HIGHLIGHTER THICKNESS and COLOUR).

Fig 99

HIGHLIGHTER: Click and drag on


every word, phrase or sentence you
wish to highlight in a text (see Fig
100). Again, you have the option of
selecting the colour and thickness of
your highlighter first.

Fig 100

CREATE TEXT BOX: If you dont want to use the electronic pen of your interactive

whiteboard, this is a useful alternative for making notes. Click and drag to create a text
box and type in your notes using the PCs keyboard (see Fig 101).

This is a sample text box:

This is the TEXT


BOX FORMATTING
PANEL.

Drag the grey


bar to MOVE
the text box.

Click and drag the


arrows to RESIZE
the text box.

Fig 101

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Once you have created a textbox, a formatting panel appears so you can customise your text
(see Fig 102).

This indicator shows


that these colours are
applicable to the text.

This indicator shows that


these colours are applicable
to the background.

Click a colour for your text.

Increase font
size by 1 pt
with each click.

Click a colour for


your background.

Click to underline
your text.

Click to make
your text bold.

Fig 102
Decrease font
size by 1 pt
with each click.

Click to make your background


transparent so you can see your notes
superimposed on the screen.

Click to
italicise
your text.

Click to
bullet
your
text.

SELECT PENCIL/HIGHLIGHTER THICKNESS: Once

you have clicked this tool, another options panel


appears (see Fig 103). Click on any of the brush
strokes to select the thickness of your pencil or
highlighter.

Fig 103

SELECT PENCIL/HIGHLIGHTER COLOUR: Click to reveal the colour options panel and select

a colour for your pencil / highlighter (see Fig 104). This is a very useful tool if you like to use
colour-coding while teaching.

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In many tasks you may wish to write in your own or students answers. Here are some ways to
do this using the aforementioned tools.

In this task you need to


mark the sentences T (true)
or F (false).

Fig 105

Choose the highlighter, select the


colour and the thickness and drag
the mouse or electronic pen over
your choice.

Fig 106

Alternatively, you can choose


the pencil, select the colour
and the thickness and drag the
mouse or electronic pen to
circle your choice.

Fig 107

In this task you need to


complete the table.

Fig 108

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Choose the pencil, select the


colour and the thickness and,
using the mouse or electronic pen,
write your answer.

Fig 109

With the mouse, choose the T,


to create an individual text box
next to each word, select the
colour and type in your answer.

Fig 110

Alternatively, you can choose


the T, to give all of the
answers. Select the colour and
type in your answer.

Fig 111

ZOOM: Once you have clicked this tool, another options panel appears (see Fig 112).

Click and drag this


diagonally over the
part of the screen you
want to zoom into.

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the zoom mode.
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Once you have isolated the area that you want to zoom in on, let go of the mouse or remove the
electronic pen from the whiteboard (see Fig 113 & 114).

Fig 113
Click on the first icon to
drag over the chosen
section you want to
zoom in on (see Fig 114).

Fig 114
In the bottom right corner, there are four arrows
pointing to the top, bottom, left and right. By
clicking them you can navigate the screen.

When you want to go


back to normal screen
function click on the
second icon.

ERASER and ERASER THICKNESS: When you click

this tool, another options panel appears so you can


select the thickness of your eraser (see Fig 115). Click
the circle of your choice to select the thickness of
your eraser and your mouse/pen turns into an eraser.
Drag it over the area you wish to erase. If you want
to erase a text box, simply click it once and the entire
textbox will be deleted.

Fig 115

HIDE PART OF THE SCREEN: When you click and drag over a selected area with this tool,

you can hide areas such as individual illustrations, paragraphs, words, phrases etc (see
Fig 116). This will give you the opportunity to explore tasks and texts further.

Fig 116

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ISOLATE PART OF THE SCREEN: When you

click and drag over an area of the screen


with this tool, the section you have
selected will be visible and therefore
focus your attention directly on it. The
rest of the screen fills up with the colour
of your choice (see Fig 117).
Fig 117

PAGE CONTROLS: Clicking this tool will


reveal another options panel so you can
organise your notes in different layers
(see Fig 118). Each layer works as a blank
page you can write your notes on. This
page can be either transparent and
visible over the task screen, or opaque
and function like a conventional page.

Current
page

Click to
go to the
previous
page

Click to
go to
the next
page

Total
number
of pages

Click to
make a
page
opaque

Click to
make a
page
transparent

Click to
delete a
page

Fig 118

PRINT: Click this to print the screen you are working on, as it is with notes. Please note that the

preferred printing mode for this feature is landscape.

CLEAR NOTES: Click this to erase all your notes on a particular screen.

UNDO / REDO: Click to undo or redo your last action.

SAVE and LOAD NOTES: These two tools are especially useful if you want to use the

same notes on a different day. Please note that the Prime Time IWB notes and
annotations can be accessed only through this software; therefore, they will be
saved in a file created and identified by the software alone.

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Saving notes
First you need to make notes,
either using the pencil or the
text box tool, as in the
example in Fig 119.

Fig 119

Then click SAVE


. A blue window appears
with the options SAVE and CANCEL. Type a name
for your notes in the field that appears above these
two options and click SAVE. It is best to name your
notes according to the unit, exercise, page number
and possibly the date you created them (see Fig 120).
For example, you could name a file 1f_Ex1_30May
In this way, you can locate them easily once you have
accumulated a long list of notes.
Fig 120

It is possible that your system will notify you that Local, i.e. this software, is trying to store a file
in your computer. Click ALLOW.
Now you have successfully saved your notes.
Loading notes

Fig 122

Fig 121

Clicking on the mouse will


return the function of the
mouse or electronic pen.

Click LOAD NOTES


to load a page
of notes you have saved. Another blue
window appears with the options LOAD
and CANCEL (see Fig 121). Click the file
name of your notes and then click LOAD.

Click to make
the notes
disappear again.

Your saved notes will appear in the same


format as they were saved (see Fig 122).

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BROWSER: Clicking this tool will open up a panel where you will be able to type in the
web address of your choice (see Fig 123 & 124). This will then take you to the
corresponding website, providing you have Internet access. You are able to bookmark
websites which you can then access at any time (see Fig 125 & 126).

Fig 124

Fig 123
Click here to exit
BROWSER.
When you click inside the
Website or Description
box the keyboard appears
(see Fig 124).

Use your keyboard to type in the


address or click on the letters
manually. Then, click Go or Enter.

Fig 126

Fig 125

You can bookmark the web


address by clicking
.

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Bookmark list,
click here to access
at any time.

Click
to exit
BROWSER.

Using Note Exporter on an IBM compatible PC


As you save notes while using the Prime Time IWB Software, you may wish to share them with
other teachers using this software. You may also wish to use them on a different computer for a
different class of the same level. In order to do either, you have to export your saved notes.
For this purpose, we have included the Note Exporter utility in this software. Please note that this
function is only available for systems that are using the same software and that for Note Exporter
to function correctly, you need to have saved at least one set of whiteboard notes.

To run Note Exporter go to My Computer.


Then, right-click on the icon PT2PI IWB
on your disk drive. A drop-down menu will
appear (see Fig 127). Click EXPLORE.

Fig 127

In the new window that appears, double-click


the Note Exporter icon
(see Fig 128).

Fig 128

Note Exporter will now start. The new window that


appears will offer you two options (see Fig 129).
Click EXPORT NOTES if you want to transfer
notes from this computer to another computer.
Click IMPORT NOTES if you want to transfer
notes to this computer from another computer.
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Exporting notes
N.B.: Before exporting any notes, you will need to have created a folder in your computer into which
your notes will be exported. In this example, we have named this folder PT2PI.
When you click EXPORT NOTES the computer
will start searching your hard disk for any
interactive whiteboard notes that may exist
on it. You will see the message in Fig 130.

Fig 130

After a few minutes, you will be prompted


to enter the application file identifier (see Fig
131). This is the file in which the software
saves all your notes. Please type
PT2PI
in the space provided. Please note that this
file name is case-sensitive, so it is important
that you type it in correctly. Now click OK.

Fig 131

A window will appear that asks you to specify


the folder in your system where you wish to
export your notes. Select the drive and the
folder from the drop-down menu and click
OK (see Fig 132).

Fig 132

Please note that, after saving your exported


notes on your computer, you may transfer
them onto a CD or DVD, a floppy disk or a USB
memory stick.
Once you have specified where you want your
notes to be saved, click OK. You will see the
message shown in Fig 133 after a few seconds.
Fig 133
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The saved notes files have now been moved to


the folder that the user specified (see Fig 134).

Fig 134

You can rename the file if you wish. However, please DO NOT CHANGE THE FIRST SIX CHARACTERS
(PT2PI_) OR THE EXTENSION, as this will make your notes untraceable by the application.
You can now store the file(s) you exported on any storage media, or send them by email. When
you want to use these files on another computer, use the IMPORT NOTES function.

Importing notes
To import your exported notes onto another computer that has the same software, run Note
Exporter as described in the previous section (see Exporting notes).

When you see the window shown in Fig 135,


click IMPORT NOTES.

Fig 135

The message in Fig 136 will appear:

Fig 136

After a few minutes, you will be prompted to


enter the application file identifier (see Fig 137).
Please type
PT2PI
in the space provided. Again, please remember
that this is a set file name and that it is casesensitive. Now click OK.
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he message in Fig 138 will appear. Click OK.

Fig 138

The next window will ask you to specify the


folder in which you have saved the exported
notes (see Fig 139). Scroll down the menu and
select the folder. Then, click OK. In this
particular example, the user has saved their
exported notes on their computer in a folder
called PT2PI. However, you can import notes
from a CD, DVD, USB stick or any other
portable medium.
Fig 139

When you have successfully imported the


notes, the window in Fig 140 will appear.

Fig 140

In order to view the imported notes, you may now load them using the LOAD NOTES function.

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Using Note Exporter on a MacOS


Note Exporter operates in a slightly different manner on a Mac Os.
To run Note Exporter, insert the disk into your drive. The icon shown in Fig 141 will appear on your
desktop.

Fig 141

When you click it, the contents of the disk


appear in a browser window with the icons
and file names shown in Fig 142.
Fig 142

Click the

file to run the application.

Note Exporter will now start. The new window


that appears will offer you two options (see
Fig 143).
Click EXPORT NOTES if you want to transfer
notes from this computer to another computer.
Click IMPORT NOTES if you want to transfer
notes to this computer from another computer.
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Exporting notes

When you click EXPORT NOTES the computer


will start searching your hard disk for any
interactive whiteboard notes that may exist
on it. You will see the message in Fig 144.

Fig 144

After a few minutes, you will be prompted to


enter the application file identifier (see Fig
145). This is the file in which the software
saves all your notes. Please type
PT2PI
in the space provided. Please note that this
file name is case-sensitive, so it is important
that you type it correctly. Now click OK.

Fig 145

A window will appear that asks you to specify


the folder in your system from which you
wish to export your notes (see Fig 146). Select
the drive and the folder from the drop-down
menu and click CHOOSE.

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Please note that, after saving your exported


notes on your computer, you may transfer
them onto a CD or DVD, a floppy disk or a
USB memory stick.
Once you have specified where you want your
notes to be saved, click OK. You will see the
message shown in Fig 147 after a few seconds.
Fig 147

The saved notes files have now been moved to the folder the user specified. You can rename the
file if you wish. However, please DO NOT CHANGE THE FIRST SIX CHARACTERS (PT2PI_) OR THE
EXTENSION, as this will make your notes untraceable by the application.
You can now store the file(s) you exported on any storage media, or send them by email. When
you want to use these files on another computer, use the IMPORT NOTES function.

Importing notes
To import your exported notes onto another computer that has the same software, run Note
Exporter as described in the previous section (see Exporting notes).

When you see the window shown in Fig 148,


click IMPORT NOTES.

Fig 148

The message in Fig 149 will appear:

Fig 149

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After a few minutes, you will be prompted


to enter the application file identifier (see
Fig 150). Please type
PT2PI
in the space provided. Again, please
remember that this is a set file name and
that it is case-sensitive. Then click OK.
Fig 150

The message in Fig 151 will appear. Click OK.

Fig 151

The next window will ask you to specify the


folder in which you have saved the exported
notes (see Fig 152). Scroll down the menu and
select the folder. Please note that you can
import notes from a CD, DVD, USB stick or
any other portable medium. Click CHOOSE.

Fig 152

When you have successfully imported the


notes, the window in Fig 153 will appear.

Fig 153

Again, in order to view the imported notes, you may now load them using the LOAD NOTES
function.

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Troubleshooting
Problem

Solution

I insert the CD/DVD in my CD/DVD


drive but nothing happens.

Your computers autorun feature is


possibly disabled. Go to My Computer
and locate the icon of your CD/DVD
drive. With the Prime Time
Interactive Whiteboard disk
inside your drive, right-click the icon
of your CD/DVD drive and choose
EXPLORE. In the new window that
opens, double-click on PT2PI.exe.

Ive just written some notes and I


want to go back to using the main
application, but it seems that I cannot
click on anything.

Ensure that you are in mouse mode,


by clicking on the mouse icon on
your toolbar.

Note Exporter cannot find my files.

Make sure you have typed the


application file identifier correctly.
For Prime Time IWB, the file
identifier is PT2PI.
If the problem persists, avoid using
other applications while running
Note Exporter.

My pages do not print properly.

Make sure your printer is set to print in


landscape mode for optimum results.

Contact support
In case you have any queries on the use of Prime Time IWB, please contact us at
IWBsupport@expresspublishing.co.uk.
FOR TROUBLESHOOTING ISSUES VISIT: www.expresspublishing.co.uk

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