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Making an Anagram Starter in ActivInspire

Making an Anagram Starter in ActivInspire

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A guide on how to use ActivSoftware Inspire to make a quick anagram lesson activity for your interactive whiteboard
A guide on how to use ActivSoftware Inspire to make a quick anagram lesson activity for your interactive whiteboard

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Making an Anagram Starter in ActivSoftware Inspire

This tutorial will take you through the stages in how to make an anagram game using ActivSoftware Inspire. This is a fun way of revising keywords for a topic and can be used as a starter or a plenary. As you follow the steps in this tutorial, remember to save your work as you go along.

Add the text

Open the software. Start a new blank flipchart page. Click on the Text tool

Click anywhere on the page, and type in your anagram

You can change the style and size of the font at the top of the page. Highlight the text and make it 18 point or larger.

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Adding a shape

Click on the shape tool

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The shape menu will appear along the side of the flipchart. Select a colour from the top, and then choose a rectangle.

Click and drag to draw a rectangle that's large enough to cover your anagram.

Adding text to your shape

Click on the text tool again.

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Click on your rectangle and type in the word "Anagram".

Click on the select tool and move this word so that it is reasonably central.

Grouping the text and shape

With the select tool click and drag a selection box so that it selects both your rectangle and the label.

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Click on the Grouped icon. This will group the label and the rectangle into one shape.

Repeat

You can now repeat these stages to add your answer, and a labelled box to cover your answer.

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You should now have two covered words. One with an anagram box over the top, and one with an answer box.

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Adding an image

Now we are going to add an image to play some music while you solve the anagram. Open the Resource Browser by clicking on the icon at the top of the browser panel.

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Open - Shared Images > Clipart > Time and select a clock image. Drag this image from the browser onto your flipchart page.

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If you want to resize the image click on it with the selection tool and drag the corner anchor points to stretch or shrink it.

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Adding a link to a sound file

Click on the Object Edit Menu (or right click) and choose Insert Link to File

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Browse to the file you want to play. This can be any sound file. I am going to link to the Countdown theme tune. If you want to download the mp3 of this theme tune, you can find it on several places on the internet - try this: http://tinyurl.com/c9zu7m

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Select how you want the sound file to be stored. I am going to choose Store file in Flipchart. This will mean I only need to pass around the flipchart file - it will have the sound file embedded into it. Click on OK

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Test your file by clicking on the clock. The sound file should play.

Cloning your page

Your page should now be complete. For this to make a plenary activity it would be better if you had many pages with different anagrams on each one.
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You do not need to make this page from scratch each time. It's easy to just duplicate the page you have made many times.

Right click on your page in the Page Browser and select Duplicate.

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Do this several times to produce multiple copies of your page.

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Edit your new pages

Revisit each new page - move the boxes out of the way and change the text. You can easily edit the text in a text box by double-clicking on it.

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Creating Anagrams - A Hint

A quick tip - if you want a fast way of generating anagrams - go to http://wordsmith.org/anagram/

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