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My school just got smart response systems and we are doing a training on Monday, 2/21. In working with it this week, I've come up with two questions: 1) How do the instant questions work? I've seen it indicated that questions can be asked verbally, written on the board or typed. Several teachers have questions from PowerPoint slides they have copied and pasted into notebook pages. Is using the instant question feature the best way to use these questions without re-typing them?
2) Using the question wizard, how do you type/copy and paste questions with equations?
Any help will be appreciated! Thanks!
I can help with # 1.
First, they can import the powerpoints right into notebook. In Notebook go to "File"--"Import" and select powerpoint. All the text boxes and graphics will come over into slides in Notebook.
On a page in Notebook they can add a question from the response menu. They don't have to actually type a question in the box, the question and answer choices on the slide will be the question. It will put new letters in if it's a multiple choice which can be deleted. Then set the correct answer.
If instant question is the best way depends on what they are doing with the results. If it is just a quick check spread throughout a presentation, probably. If they are like a quiz with students signed in, probably not.
Thanks so much for your help! You're right, they can import PowerPoint slides; I keep forgetting that they can do that! That will help immensely!
Ok, I tried this. I imported the PowerPoint, when to insert smart response question, skipped typing in the question, left the answer choices blank, set the correct answer and it inserted into a new slide-with only 1 for the question and blank muliple choice answers to pick from. Did this do it the right way? I've attached screen shots too.
Yes, I forgot that inserting a question adds a page. Then you would just have to drag the text from the previous slide (or cut and paste) to the question slide, delete the letters Notebook inserted, or use them next to the answer choices from the question, and you have your page with the question ready for the clickers. Then you can delete the now blank slide that had the text you used.
You can also use this method for using anything as a question. I used pictures of fractions from the internet, or scans from the book and put them on the page with the blank question, for example. Or you could enter a question when you create it and use pictures as answers with the letters it generates next to them. Which picture shows 2/3? Then have several pictures of fractions with the letters next to them.
I was just wondering if you can do it with a pdf. I am assuming I would change the pdf to a doc, import into SMART notebook, and be able to put it into SMART Response. Is that correct?
No. You would have to copy and paste the text from the doc or pdf on separate pages. Each page can only have one question associated with it.
What you are talking about, maybe, is like for a test? I give the students a paper copy of the test to work on. Then I create a Notebook file and add a title page since it will make you after the second question anyway.
Pass out the test and start the class in teacher tools. Then start the assessment in Notebook. This allows students to work at their own pace. The notebook file can even be minimized as long as you start the assessment.
As for question #2, if you have the equation already typed in word, I would do the same thing. Create a blank question on a Notebook page. Then copy and paste from the doc to the page.
Notebook also has some of the equation symbols when you type in a text box. I don't know if they are all that you need, but if they work you would do it the same. Create the blank question first. Then just create the equation in a text box on the page. Make separate text boxes for answers and use the letters generated with the question next to the choices. Then go in and set the answer choice, or set it when creating the question and remember what it was and put the correct letter next to the correct answer:-)
I assume you've tried pasting into the question wizard and it didn't work. So this is how I would do it depending on which works best for your needs.
Hi and thanks again!
I will work on the 1st part of my question and see what happens. I figured out question #2 today. I was working with another teacher and realized that there is an equation editor in the section where I type my response question. This takes care of that issue!