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Reading and Thinking About Dialogue Boxes


Reading and Thinking About Dialogue Boxes

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In an effort to reduce the number of students who lose their work in the computer lab, due to not reading or responding appropriately to dialogue boxes, I have created a StAIR (Stand Alone Instructional Resource). This StAIR is a PowerPoint slide show saved in Kiosk mode, which poses realistic situations to students involving dialogue boxes, and allows students to interact with the resource as well as gain immediate feedback. Students individually navigate through the StAIR, which includes a... More
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: December 08, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 26, 2011
Submitter: Liat Rothfeld
Keywords: computer, STAIR, dialogue box, application, computer class, dialogue boxes


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Avatar for Joe Matulis
4 years ago

Joe Matulis (Teacher (K-12))

Nice topic. Think before you click. This should help you out when you are teaching so you are not stuck with students loosing their work. I really like the fact that even if you get an answer right the program explains why you got it right. I also like the hints and clues you give students who get the question wrong. I like how you explain how each incorrect answer specifically is incorrect instead of just saying “Wrong” and sending the student back. The only suggestion I would make would be to make the questions shorter. It seemed like a lot to read on one slide. I like the screenshot pictures though.

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Avatar for Michelle Fairley
4 years ago

Michelle Fairley (Teacher (K-12))

I really like this concept because I am constantly answering questions about how to save and helping, freaked out students that do not know where their work went. With this activity students are able to see examples without making changes to their own file. Depending on what age group this is being used with, a reduction in the amount of text on a page might be helpful, if it is used with older students it would work just fine. To help make it more accessible to students with learning differences an audio recording could be added that allows students to have the opportunity for a text to talk feature. Overall I think that this would be a very useful tool to use as a student teaching tool and student refresher.