The Energy Transfer Multimedia Presentation

Using a Thermometer Animating the Experiment
Mixing Hot and Cold Water Temperature Changes in a Line Graph
The Energy Transfer Experiment Screen Capture 1
Diagramming the Experiment Screen Capture 2

Topic: Screen Capture

Learning Objectives:
The students will learn to use Snapz Pro 2 and write the directions as a narrative procedure.

(Click here for a Snapz Pro 2 tip sheet)

Vocabulary: screen capture, utility, file type, options, palette

-Demonstrate the Snapz Pro 2 screen capture utility for the class. Elicit from the class the
purposes a program like this could serve,
-Demonstrate opening the palette;
-Ask the students how we could put the action into words for a narrative procedure;
-The students will develop the sentences as a class and copy it into their notebooks.
-Discuss the file types available from the palette (.jpg, .gif, .pict, .mov);

(Click here for a brief reference to the file types needed for this lesson)

(Repeat these steps to define file types and to explain how to create a video that shows the onscreen action.)

Two students will use Snapz Pro 2 to create a video that shows how to use an AppleWorks
spreadsheet to record data and make a line graph.

Computers, blackboard, chalk, notebooks, pencils

E2d The student produces a narrative procedure that:

-engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a persona, and otherwise developing reader interest

-provides a guide to action that anticipates a reader's needs; creates expectations through predictable structures, e.g., headings; and provides transitions between steps

-makes use of appropriate writing strategies such as creating a visual hierarchy and using white space and graphics as appropriate

-includes relevant information

-excludes extraneous information

-anticipates problems, mistakes, and misunderstandings that might arise for the reader

-provides a sense of closure to the writing

E4a The student demonstrates control of grammar; paragraph structure; punctuation; sentence
construction; spelling; usage
E4b The student analyzes and revises work to clarify it or make it more effective to communicate the intended message or thought. The students revisions should be made in light of the purposes, audiences, and contexts that apply to the work.

-by adding or deleting details

-by adding or deleting explanations, or clarifying difficult passages

-by rearranging words, sentences, and paragraphs to Improve or clarify meaning

-by sharpening the focus

-by reconsidering the organizational structure