Required products: Tool Factory Workshop
There are several options within the Tool Factory Workshop programs that you might want to switch on or off depending on your preference or students' needs in the Resource Bank.
Step 1 - On the Menu bar click Tools>Options and then click the Bank tab in the Options panel that appears.
You now have several different options in front of you. Here you can change the default path of the My Bank tab. This allows students to access a specific folder such as "My Documents" or a shared class folder on a school server where the students can find resources for the project.
You can also activate/deactivate the Bank, My Bank, Internet, Acquire, and Word Bank tabs, so they will not appear during student use.
For a lesson plan, you could have students search through a folder for a certain image and drag it onto the screen. If you are worried about students getting lost navigating to the correct folder, or if you feel they will get distracted and explore other areas unnecessarily, the restriction option helps prevent these common mishaps from occurring.
Print Instructions on Bank Options (DOC)
Print Instructions on Bank Options (PDF)
Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
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