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Contents Tool Factory Workshop - Spanish Upgrade Configuring the Interface for Ability Levels
Grade: K-12
Required products: Tool Factory Word Processor V2
Instructions
Every icon on the interface can be removed individually. This allows teachers to target specific program features, and eliminate the rest of the icons. Once students have mastered the given feature set, just add more features to the interface.

CONFIGURING THE INTERFACE
1) Click WP icon. Itís in the upper left corner above the menus (Mac Ė click the apple).
2) Click CUSTOMIZE. The configuration window opens.
3) Each checkbox represents a different icon or feature of the program. Check the desired features and uncheck the rest.
4) Click OK. The interface will be set for your selections.

This is a handy tool for teaching in an inclusion classroom. Teachers can save different interfaces for different student ability levels. Students working at a lower level wonít be singled out. Itís also useful for student with Attention Deficit Disorder, who may otherwise be distracted by all the icons on the screen.
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