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The Activity Builder is not really new. It was introduced with the Notebook 11 that is currently installed on all computers in the districts. This add-on allows you to create simple or not so simple interactive sorting activities. The Activity Builder can be found on the "Add-Ons" Tab (Puzzle Piece Tab). Once selected the 4 steps for creating activities appear in the task pane.
Helpful Tip: Lay out your page complete with "containers" and objects/text to be sorted prior to building the activity in the widget.
How to Build an Activity
- Select the object you want to be the activity object, and then click Edit. Diagonal lines appear on the activity object.
- In the Objects tab, drag objects to the appropriate areas to accept or reject them.
- In the Settings tab, set how objects behave when accepted or rejected.
- Click Done
You can now interact with the activity.
This feature was just released. It is targeted for elementary math.