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Hot Potatoes Sequence Sentences (Creating paragraphs)


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This is a teacher's guide to creating interactive sequencing of sentences to create sentence paragraphs using Hot Potatoes.

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Hot Potatoes Sequence Sentences (Creating paragraphs)

  1. 1. Create an Ordering sentences in a paragraph or list activity 1. Open Hot Potatoes 2. Choose JMix 3. Type in a Quiz title 4. Type or Paste the text into the Main sentence text box 5. After each sentence press the Enter key 6. To customize the instructions, Click on the menu item Options 7. Click Configure output Don’t type! All exercise text is on the last page of this document.
  2. 2. 8. In the tab, Titles/Instructions, type the activity instructions. 9. In the tab, Buttons, choose to hide or show screen elements such as the Hint button. In the screen below, all of these elements are hidden.
  3. 3. 10. In the tab, Appearance, alter the font face, font size and the colors as below. 11. Click OK Save the project file 12. Click File, Save As 13. Type in a file name 14. Note the file type is JMix (.jmx) 15. Click on the Save button
  4. 4. Publish the project for student use 16. Click File 17. Click Create Web Page 18. Click Standard Format 19. Type a file name 20. Note the file type is HTML 21. Click Save 22. You may be asked to respond on the capitalization of certain words in your list. 23. Answer Yes or No depending on your context. 24. Choose View the exercise in my browser 25. Check for any issues 26. If the project is acceptable, locate the folder and copy it onto a USB drive or a server for sharing.
  5. 5. Adding images 1. Place all of the project images into a folder 2. In the Title section, 3. Click to the right of the title text (to set an insertion point for the image) 4. Click on the Insert 5. Click on the Picture 6. Click on the Picture from a Local File 7. Locate the picture/image on your hard drive
  6. 6. 8. Select the image 9. Click Open 10. Alter the size (smaller) 11. Change the alignment to Centre for best results 12. Click OK 13. HTML code appears (don’t worry) 14. Click immediately to the right of the </img>tag 15. Click the Save icon 16. Click the Export to Web icon 17. Click Save
  7. 7. 18. Click Yes 19. Preview the exercise
  8. 8. Activity Text Fossil Collecting Paragraph Fossil collecting (some times, in a non-scientific sense, fossil hunting) is the collection of fossils for scientific study, hobby, or profit. Fossil collecting, as practiced by amateurs, is the predecessor of modern paleontology and many still collect fossils and study fossils as amateurs. Professionals and amateurs alike collect fossils for their scientific value. A commercial trade in fossils has also long existed, with some of this being practised illegally. Click the sentences to create a paragraph. When you think your paragraph is correct, click on "Check".