This curriculum was created primarily in Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Use of the software listed below will provide the best possible performance.
It is packed with engaging digital content. To best interact with and display content, specific hardware and software are required.
Office 2010 presentations will NOT function properly when using an earlier version of Office. Office 2010 will run in the 32-bit version of Windows XP, but the functions of this curriculum have NOT been tested using Windows XP.
Basic hardware includes:
An internal or external DVD drive, digital projector, external speakers and a computer capable of running software as outlined below.
1. PC Users:
c. Adobe Reader
i. Windows 7 users, Adobe Reader 10
2. Mac Users:
Some, or even all, of the content may be useable with earlier versions of the operating systems and applications (or with other applications), but those listed here are the minimum standard that this curriculum was designed and tested to work with.
When you open a PowerPoint presentation, the default mode is the “show” mode and you will instantly be in PowerPoint. If a PowerPoint file opens in the traditional “template” mode this means that there are instructor notes under the slides that can only be accessed in “template” mode.
If your computer is equipped with the correct hardware, these files can be opened in “template” mode and show the slide on the screen for the students but show the instructor the notes on the PC or laptop.
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE:
1) If you have sufficient free space (8 GB) available on your computer's disk drive, copy the contents of this DVD-ROM in its entirety to a folder on that drive.
2) Launch the Playbook from the folder you created above.