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This information has been updated for version 1.2.0, released October 2017.
DescriptionExamplesFeatures of the ToolHow-To VideosPDFSupports


Description:

The Notepad tool provides a vehicle for students to write solutions, sketch diagrams, create graphs and record their mathematical thinking.
Four backgrounds are available: blank paper, grid paper, isometric dot paper and lined paper.
Begin by choosing a background in either a windowed or non-windowed mode.
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The French localization of the tool is called "Bloc-Notes" and can be accessed using the switch language button at the top right of the opening dialog.


Take a screenshot of your work to share with your teacher or add to a portfolio.
You can access a wide variety of Annotation tools to communicate your thinking.
You can insert pictures into the Tool using theimportPicture.PNGbutton.
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Examples:

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Create a Graph

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Demonstrate your thinking

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Sketch 3D objects

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Write a solution

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Configure Grids

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Match a Grid to an Image

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Use Multiple Images

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Multiple Representations Using Latest Annotation Features


Granola Bar Problem:

Sky has 3 granola bars to share with her friends. She'd like to give each person 2/3 of a bar.
How many friends can Sky share with?

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Sample Work - Grade 5 student:


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Features of the Tool:

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Settings


Adjust the background type (grid, blank, isometric or lined) and colour.
Customize the various backgrounds including line/dot thickness and colour,
number of rows and columns and windowed vs non-windowed options.
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Information


Access a link to this wiki, a feedback form as well as copyright details and version number.
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English/French


Switch between English and French.
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Reset


Delete all your work and return the tool to its starting state.
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Insert Image Button


Insert images into the tool. More details. See an example of importing a Geoboard image.
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Layering Button


Swap the background and image layers.
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Annotation Panel



Use elements of this panel to draw, write and type.
The wide variety of Annotation Tools can be used to communicate your thinking.
Several new drawing objects have been added as of Fall 2017.
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Copy Button


Available when an image is selected or some annotation is selected for editing.
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How - To Videos

Videos are provided in two formats to allow for use on a greater variety of browsers and devices.
Exploring the Basic Functionality

Video Script

Not working? Try mp4 format

Note: The annotation video referred to in the above "How to" video has been delayed. Also, there have been significant improvements made to the annotation tools since the video was produced.

PDF Supports

mathies Notepad Learning Tool Tip Sheet
Visit EDUGAINS for various Tip Sheets.

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