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User Manual

BloomingKids Days of the Week


This program helps the student to learn to the names of the days of the week. There are six sub-programs.


These sub-programs are:

 

Select a program by clicking on the program name at the left of the screen and then clicking the “Enter” button to open the program.

Help


Click on the “ Help ” button to view the help contents. The help file opens in a separate window.

About

Click on the “ About ” button to view the profile of this company.
Enter


After selecting a sub-program, click on the “ Enter ” button to open the program.

Exit


To close this “Days of the Week” program, click on the “ Exit ” button.

 

Settings
Training


This option is selected by default. When this is selected, the program can be used to train the student.

Test


Select this option to measure the student's progress. The “Report” button under “Test” mode is enabled. The “Prompt with Green/Red Color” is disabled.

Report

To see the Report for more information, click here.
Screen Display

Display in BIG LETTERS

This option is selected by default. When this is checked, all letters displayed on the screen will be big or capital letters.
Display in small letters


When this is checked, all letters displayed on the screen will be small.

Showing Days in the Calendar

When this option is selected, days of the week will be displayed in a calendar format.

Prompt with Green/Red Color

This check box is selected by default and is active only in training mode. This prompt is used to help the user find the correct answer on the screen. When this box is checked, the correct answer turns green as the mouse pointer passes over it and the wrong answers turn red. Under test mode this option is turned off. For training mode the teacher / parent can select or deselect this option by clicking on it.

This option is enabled only for “Activity for Sequencing the Days”, “Activity for Counting the Days”, and “Discriminating Days in the Calendar”.

Command Text

This option is selected by default. When this is checked, a short text appears at the bottom of the screen. It tells the student which items to identify. If unchecked, the text won't be visible.

Congratulatory Animation

This box is checked by default. This is available only for the “Training” mode. When this is checked, clicking the correct answer(s) invites a congratulatory animation. This animation runs for ten seconds. Click anywhere on the screen or press space bar to stop the congratulatory animation.

Uncheck the box if the student doesn't need congratulatory animation.

1. Days of the Week

This program has five features. They are “Names of the Days,” Spelling the Days,”” “Description of the Days, “Counting the Days,” and “Order of the Days.”

Names of the Days

 

This feature names the seven days of the week.

Spelling of the Days

 

This feature helps the student to spell the names of all seven days..

Description of Times of the Day

 

This describes the time of the day and illustrates the times of the day with animation.

Counting of the Days

 

This feature names each of the seven days of the week with an ordinal number: “Sunday is the first day of the week.”, etc.

Order of the Days

 

This feature names each of the seven days of the week with its prior and following days: “Today is Sunday. Yesterday was Saturday. The day before yesterday was Friday. Tomorrow is Monday. The day after tomorrow is Tuesday”.

Auto Play

Check this box to run the “Days of the Week” program automatically; the student can just sit back and watch. To stop the automatic run, check box for “Display when mouse is over days of the week”

Display when Mouse is over Days of the Week
When this box is checked, the student
Moves the mouse to any of the days of the week to use any of the five features

Showing Days in the Calendar

When this option is selected, days of the week will be displayed in a calendar format.

Done

 

Click on the “ Done ” button to close “ Times of the Day ” and return to the main program.

 

2. Activity for Spelling the Days

This program asks the student to spell the names of the days of the week by typing the letters. The name of the day that needs to be spelled will be highlighted on the left or top of the screen. Training/Test, Screen Display (Display in BIG LETTERS/Display in small letters), Showing Days in the Calendar, and Congratulatory Animation can be selected for this program in the Settings screen.

To see the Settings for more information, click here.

Done

 

Click on the “Done” button to close “Activity for Spelling the Days” and return to the main program.
3. Activity for Sequencing the Days

This program helps the student to sequence the days of the week. Training/Test, Screen Display (Display in BIG LETTERS/Display in small letters), Showing Days in the Calendar, and Congratulatory Animation can be selected for this program in the Settings screen.

Level 1

The program asks the student (for instance) “What day comes after Thursday and FridayHelp” The student clicks on Saturday to answer the question. In this level, the student needs to click only one day to complete the activity.

Level 2

The program asks the student (for instance) “What days come after ThursdayHelp” The student clicks on Friday and Saturday to answer the question. In this level, the student needs to click two days to complete the activity.

Level 3

The program asks the student (for instance) “What day comes between Tuesday and ThursdayHelp” The student clicks on Wednesday to answer the question. In this level, the student needs to click only one day to complete the activity.

To see the Settings for more information, click here.

Done

 

Click on the “ Done ” button to close “ Activity for Sequencing the Days” and return to the main program
4. Activity for Counting the Days

This program helps the student to sequence the days. The program asks the student (for instance) “Which is the third day of the weekHelp” The student clicks on Tuesday to answer the questions. Training/Test, Screen Display (Display in BIG LETTERS/Display in small letters), Showing Days in the Calendar, Prompt with Green/Red Color, and Congratulatory Animation can be selected for this program in the Settings screen.

To see the Settings for more information, click here.

Done

 

Click on the “Done” button to close “ Activity for Counting the Days ” and return to the main program

5. Discriminating Days in the Calendar

This program helps the student to discriminate the days in the calendar. The program asks the student (for instance) “Find Monday.” The student clicks on Monday to answer the question. Training/Test, Screen Display (Display in BIG LETTERS/Display in small letters), Showing Days in the Calendar, Prompt with Green/Red Color, and Congratulatory Animation can be selected for this program in the Settings screen.

To see the Settings for more information, click here.

Done

 

Click on the “Done” button to close “ Discriminating Days in the Calendar ” and return to the main program

6. Activity for Placing the Days in the Calendar

This program helps the student to place the days in the calendar. The program instructs the student (for instance) “Place Monday.” The student clicks, drags, and drops by clicking Monday in the right place to complete the first part of the activity. Then the program instructs the student ”Place Friday“ and the student repeats the activity with Friday.

The teacher/parent can set the activity so that the student will have to place 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, and 7 days.

Training/Test, Screen Display (Display in BIG LETTERS/Display in small letters), Showing days in the Calendar, and Congratulatory Animation can be selected for this program in the Settings screen.

To see the Settings for more information, click here .

Done

 

Click on the “Done” button to close “ Matching Times of the Day using Clocks ” and return to the main program.
Report

Only under “Test” mode is “Report” enabled. After doing any number of test problems, you can click on “Done” to see the report. When you click on “Done” the settings screen appears. Now click on the “Report” button under “Test” to see test results. First the current test result will be shown with the date, starting time, end time, and level of the test. It also shows the percentage of correct answers. There are also buttons for showing test results in different forms. “Report” allows the teachers/parents to measure the student's progress. The following are available:

Detailed Report

This screen shows test results including the grade, item identified, distracters, time taken to finish the test, and other necessary information based on the test.

View Old Records
If there are old test results, they will be shown on this screen. The current test result is always on top.
Bar Chart

If you wish to see test results on a bar chart, click this button.

Overalls

This button appears on the Bar Chart Screen. Here, the student can see the average of all test results. Written vertically on the bar are overall percentage of correct answers and date and starting time of the tests. When there are any old results, they will be shown, left to right from oldest to latest.

Right Arrow

This changes the display to the next more recent set of test results. When the current test result is on the screen, this button is grayed.

Left Arrow

This changes the display to the previous set of test results. When this button is grayed, there is no earlier test to see.

On the bottom, the display indicates which record is being shown out of total records.

Print

When this button is clicked, the printer prints the current screen.

Delete

All existing records will be erased, if this button is clicked. (But a warning message box pops up and asks for confirmation.)

Done

Click on this button to close the screen and return to the previous screen.

 

 


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