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User manual

BloomingKids Seasons

This program helps the student to learn to recognize the Times of the Day. There are seven sub-programs.


These sub-programs are:

 

1. Seasons of the Year
2. Activity for Spelling the Seasons
3. Activity for Sequencing the Seasons
4. Discriminating Seasons
5. Matching Seasons using Pictures
6. Matching Seasons using Words

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 “ Seasons ” program, click on the “ Exit ” button.

 

Settings
Level 1


When this option is selected, one season picture appears at the top of the screen. For “Matching Seasons using Pictures,” and “Matching Seasons using Words” one season picture or word is shown at the bottom of the screen to be matched with the picture at the top, without any distracters. For “Discriminating Seasons”, one season picture appears on the screen. For “Activity for Sequencing the Seasons”, the program asks the student (for instance) “What season comes after spring and summerHelp” The student clicks on fall to answer the question. In this level, the student needs to click only one season to complete the activity.

Level 2


When this option is selected, one season picture appears at the top of the screen. For “Matching Seasons using Pictures”and“ Matching Seasons use Words” two season pictures or words are shown at the bottom of the screen to be matched with the picture at the top. There is one correct choice and one distracter. For “Discriminating Seasons”, two season pictures appear on the screen. The student is instructed to (for instance) “Find spring.” For “Activity for Sequencing the Seasons,” the program asks the student (for instance) “What seasons come after fallHelp” The student clicks on winter and spring to answer the question. In this level, the student needs to click two seasons to complete the activity.

Level 3


When this option is selected, one season picture appears at the top of the screen. For “Matching Seasons using Pictures,” and “Matching Seasons using Words” three season pictures or words are shown at the bottom of the screen to be matched with the picture at the top. There is one correct choice and two distracters. For “Discriminating Seasons”, three season pictures appear on the screen. The student is instructed to (for instance) “Find spring.” For “Activity for Sequencing the Seasons”, the program asks the student (for instance) “What season comes between fall and springHelp” The student clicks on winter to answer the question. In this level, the student needs to click only one season to complete the activity.

 
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” 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.

Prompt with Green/Red Color
 

This option is selected by default. When this is checked, the correct item becomes green and any incorrect items become red when the mouse pointer goes over them. Uncheck this feature to disable it.

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. This option is enabled only for “Discriminating the Seasons”, “Matching Seasons using Pictures”, and “Matching Seasons using Words”.

Prompt
 

This is checked by default. If the student fails to match the correct season picture within ten seconds, the program guides him/her to the correct season picture. This is available for “Training” mode but disabled for “Test” mode.

Uncheck this box if the prompt is not needed in “Training” mode.

This option is enabled only for “Discriminating Seasons”, “Matching Seasons using Pictures”, and “Matching Seasons using Words”.

  With Blink
   

This option is selected by default. If the correct season picture is not chosen after ten seconds, it blinks.

  With Label
   

The names of the seasons appear below the pictures.

  With Animation
   

If the correct season picture is not chosen after ten seconds, an animation appears (the correct season animates).

Congratulatory Animation

 

This box is checked by default. This is available only for the “Training” mode. When this is checked, clicking the correct season 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. Seasons of the Year
 

This program has three features. They are “Names of the Seasons”, “Spelling the Names of the Seasons” and “Description of the Seasons”.

 

Names of the Seasons

 

 

This feature names the four seasons (fall, winter, spring and summer)..

 

Spelling the Names of the Seasons

 

 

This feature helps to spell the words for all four seasons..

 

Description of the Seasons

 

 

This describes the seasons and illustrates the seasons with animation.

   

Auto Play

 

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

    Display when mouse is over the Seasons
    When this box is checked, the student moves the mouse to any of the seasons. If “Description of the Seasons” is also checked, clicking on the season will display a description and a picture illustrating the seasons.
Done
 

 

Click on the “ Done ” button to close “ Seasons of the Year ” and return to the main program.

 

2. Activity for Spelling the Seasons
 

This program asks the student to spell the names of the seasons by typing the letters. The name of the season that needs to be spelled will be highlighted on the left of the screen. Training/Test, Screen Display (Display in BIG LETTERS/Display in small letters), 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 Seasons ” and return to the main program.

 
3. Activity for Sequencing the Seasons
 

This program helps the student to sequence the seasons. Level 1/Level 2/Level 3, Training/Test, Screen Display (Display in BIG LETTERS/Display in small letters), 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 Sequencing the Seasons” and return to the main program

 
4. Discriminating the Seasons
 

Here, the program will ask the student to identify a season. The student is asked to find and click on the correct picture shown on the screen.

The default selections for this program are: Level 3, Training Mode, Display in BIG LETTERS, Prompt with Green/Red Color, and Congratulatory Animation.

 

To see the Settings for more information, click here.

  Done
 

 

Click on the “Done” button to close “ Discriminating the Seasons ” and return to the main program.

 
5. Matching Seasons using Pictures
 

In “Matching Seasons Using Pictures” a season picture is shown at the top of the screen. The student is asked to click on the matching season picture shown among others at the bottom of the screen.

The default selections for this program are: Level 3, Training Mode, Display in BIG LETTERS, Prompt with Green/Red Color, and Congratulatory Animation.

 

To see the Settings for more information, click here.

  Done
 

 

Click on the “Done” button to close “ Matching Seasons using Pictures ” and return to the main program.

 
6. Matching Seasons using Words
 

This program runs like “Matching Seasons Using Pictures,” but instead of pictures, words that name seasons are used. The student is required to click on the correct word which represents the season shown on top of the screen.

The default selections for this program are: Level 3, Training Mode, Display in BIG LETTERS, Prompt with Blink and Congratulatory Animation.

 

To see the Settings for more information, click here.

  Done
 

 

Click on the “Done” button to close “Matching Seasons using Words” 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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