Radio Shack 60-2642 User Manual

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Bilingual Learning

Laptop

Thank you for purchasing your Bilingual Learning Laptop from RadioShack, complete with keyboard and mouse! Use it to play fun and educational games, develop your computer and music skills, learn math, spelling, and grammar, and test your memory.

NOTE: Actual product may vary from images found here.

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User’s Guide

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Please read this user’s guide before installing, setting up and using your new product

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The Basics

 

contents

 

about your learning laptop

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setting up your learning laptop

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installing batteries ...................................................

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battery notes............................................................

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setting up your learning laptop

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using an ac/dc adapter............................................

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caution .....................................................................

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using your learning laptop

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turning the laptop on and off ..................................

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select your settings .................................................

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using your learning laptop

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select an activity ......................................................

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scoring .....................................................................

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using your learning laptop

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activities ...................................................................

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category 1: language

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activity 1: learn words.............................................

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activity 2: learn adjectives.......................................

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activity 3: plural forms ............................................

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activity 4: learn verbs..............................................

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activity 5: present tense..........................................

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activity 6: present continuous ................................

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activity 7: word translator .......................................

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activity 8: comprehension ......................................

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activity 9: international trivia...................................

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activity 10: final test ................................................

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category 2: vocabulary & grammar

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activity 11: missing letter ........................................

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activity 12: extra letter.............................................

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activity 13: correct spelling.....................................

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activity 14: scrambled word ...................................

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activity 15: anagram................................................

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activity 16: antonyms..............................................

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activity 17: flash cards ............................................

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activity 18: define the word ....................................

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activity 19: synonyms .............................................

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activity 20: tenses....................................................

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activity 21: advanced missing letter.......................

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activity 22: sentence completion............................

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activity 23: scrambled sentence .............................

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activity 24: sentence correction..............................

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activity 25: vocabulary builder................................

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activity 26: word completion ..................................

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activity 27: two-playerflash cards..........................

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category 3: mathematics

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activity 28: addition.................................................

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activity 29: subtraction............................................

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activity 30: multiplication ........................................

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activity 31: division..................................................

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activity 32: completing the equation......................

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activity 33: smaller/larger........................................

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activity 34: number logic ........................................

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activity 35: algebra ..................................................

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activity 36: geometry ..............................................

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activity 37: fractions ................................................

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activity 38: percentages ..........................................

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activity 39: ratios ....................................................

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activity 40: word problem.......................................

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activity 41: formulas................................................

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activity 42: maths in order ......................................

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category 4: trivia

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activity 43: animal trivia ..........................................

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activity 44: amusement trivia..................................

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activity 45: geography trivia ...................................

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activity 46: history trivia..........................................

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activity 47: science trivia.........................................

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activity 48: miscellaneous trivia..............................

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activity 49: symbols trivia .......................................

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category 5: games

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activity 50: stone paper scissors ............................

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activity 51: tower of hanoi ......................................

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activity 52: matching shape ....................................

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activity 53: snaps.....................................................

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activity 54: tic tac toe ..............................................

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activity 55: ping pong..............................................

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activity 56: grand prix .............................................

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activity 57: hang man..............................................

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category 6: music & drawing

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activity 58: music station ........................................

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activity 59: musical keyboard .................................

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activity 60: dance to music .....................................

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activity 61: drawing fun...........................................

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category 7: my notebook

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activity 62: mailbox .................................................

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activity 63: email .....................................................

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activity 64: phone book...........................................

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activity 65: scheduler ..............................................

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activity 66: sound databank....................................

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activity 67: picture databank...................................

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activity 68: maze game ...........................................

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activity 69: typing skills...........................................

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activity 70: draw programming ..............................

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activity 71: alarm clock ...........................................

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activity 72: calculator ..............................................

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activity 73: word processing...................................

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The Basics

 

caring for your laptop

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service and repair....................................................

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the fcc wants you to know

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The Basics

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1. Bilingual Compatiblity

2. Storage

Compartment

3. Built-inMouse

4. Built-in

Keyboard

5. Electronic

synthesizer

The Basics

setting up your learning laptop

installing batteries

Your learning laptop requires four AA batteries (not supplied, available at RadioShack) for power.

1.Remove the battery cover. Replace when finished.

2.Install the batteries as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and -)marked inside. Replace the battery cover.

sound weakens or

NOTE

display dims, replace

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the batteries.

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battery notes

Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly.

Do not burn or bury batteries.

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.

Do not mix batteries of different sizes or chemistries.

If you do not plan to use the laptop for a month or more, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can damage electronic parts.

Replacing the batteries erases the laptop’s memory. To protect memory, plug your optional AC adapter (available at RadioShack) into the laptop and the outlet before replacing the batteries.

If your laptop locks up, reset it by removing the batteries and reinstalling them.

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setting up your learning laptop

using an ac/dc adapter

To power your laptop from a standard AC outlet or vehicle battery power, you need an AC-DCadapter and size M Adaptaplug™ (not supplied, available at RadioShack).

1.Set the voltage switch on the adapter to 6V.

2.Attach the Adaptaplug™ to the adapter’s cord with the switch set to positive.

3.Insert the adapter’s barrel plug into the laptop’s DC 6V jack. Plug the other end of the adapter into the power source.

 

 

 

 

Barrel

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC 6V

 

Plug

Voltage

Jack

 

 

Adapter

Switch

 

Cord

 

 

 

caution

Use a (Class 2 for AC) power source that supplies 6V DC and delivers at least 300 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the laptop’s DC 6V jack.

Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the laptop or the adapter.

Do not leave the laptop plugged in when you are not using it.

The Basics

using your learning laptop

 

 

Arrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON/Mode

 

 

Keys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Help/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save

 

Repeat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backspace/

 

 

 

 

 

Clear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

turning the laptop on and off

1.Press ON/Mode to turn on the laptop.

2.Press OFF to turn off the laptop.

you do not press any key for about three minutes,

NOTE

the laptop says “Bye-bye,come back soon,” and

 

turns off automatically to save power. To turn it back on, press ON/Mode.

select your settings

Press Settings (the key with a tool on it) and a screen will appear. Move the cursor either by keypad or mouse to select an option. PressENTER to select.

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Language

Volume

Level

Background

Melody Player

Background Melody: activate/deactivate the background music using arrow keys, then pressENTER.

Volume: select 3 different volume levels (none/low/high) using up/down arrow keys, then pressENTER.

Language: select 1 of 2 different languages. Toggle with left/right arrows and then pressENTER.

Level: select level of difficulty with left/right arrow keys, then pressENTER.

Player: using the left/right arrows, select 1 or 2 players, then pressENTER.

Press ON/Mode to return to the Category Selection Menu.

NOTE

Different activities have different levels. Each time

you select the level, you need to re-selectthe

 

 

activity using the ON/Mode key.

The Basics

using your learning laptop

select an activity

1.Press ON/Mode to select an activity.

2.You can do either of the following:

Type in the activity number and press ENTER.

The Category Selection Menu will appear (Language Learning Lesson, Vocabulary/Grammar, Mathematics, Trivia, Games, Music/Drawing, My Notebook, My Computer). Use the arrow keys to select the desired category and press ENTER.

3.If you want to go to another activity before finishing the existing activity, press ON/Mode to return to the Category Selection Menu, type in the number of the activity you desire, and pressENTER.

scoring

Each time you answer a question correctly, the laptop will congratulate you and add up your points. You get ten

points for the first correct answer and seven points for each thereafter. If you answer a question incorrectly, the laptop will make an unpleasant sound and give you a second try. If you answer incorrectly again, it will tell you the correct answer.

Your

Score

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The Basics

using your learning laptop

activity notes

Clicking the mouse button is the same as pressing ENTER on the keypad.

Any time you miss a picture or need to see it again, press

Repeat.

Any time you need help, press Help.

When you finish an activity, the Category Selection Menu will appear. Type in the number of your desired activity and press ENTER.

Press Clear to fix any mistakes.

Beyond the Basics

category 1: language

The laptop will give you two chances in each round. The laptop will reveal the correct answer if you do not press ENTER within 30 seconds.

activity 1: learn words

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 1. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: Press a letter key on the keypad. The laptop will play an animation and teach you a word.

Level 2: The laptop will display a word. Three pictures will then scroll across the screen. Select the picture that matches the word. Press ENTER.

activity 2: learn adjectives

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 2. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: Using the up/down arrow keys, select an adjective from the list and press ENTER. The laptop will display an animation to illustrate the word.

Level 2: The laptop will display an animation. The first letter of a word associated with that picture will appear. Type in the missing letters and press ENTER.

activity 3: plural forms

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 3. There are two levels in this activity.

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Level 1: Select a word from the list by using the up or down arrow keys. Press ENTER. The laptop will display pictures with associated singular or plural forms.

Level 2: The laptop will display a picture. The first letter of the word associated with that picture will appear. Type in the missing letters and press ENTER.

activity 4: learn verbs

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 4. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: Using the up/down arrow keys, select a verb from the list and press ENTER. The laptop will display a picture associated with that verb.

Level 2: The laptop will display a picture. The first

letter of the verb associated with that picture will then appear. Type in the missing letters and press ENTER.

activity 5: present tense

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 5. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: Using the up/down arrow keys, select a verb from the list and press ENTER. The laptop will display an animation illustrating the associated verb stem.

Level 2: The laptop will display a question with a verb missing. Type in the missing verb and press ENTER.

Beyond the Basics

activity 6: present continuous

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 6. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: Using the up/down arrow keys, select a verb from the list and press ENTER. The laptop will display an animation associated with the verb stem.

Level 2: The laptop will display a question with a verb missing. Type in the missing verb and press ENTER.

activity 7: word translator

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 7. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: A picture will appear with the associated word in the secondary language. Using the up/down arrow keys, select a word in the default language that matches the given word in the secondary language. Press ENTER.

Level 2: A word in the secondary language will appear. Type in the associated word in the default language and press ENTER.

activity 8: comprehension

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER start Activity 8.

3.A picture will appear, then an associated word will blink on the top row. Recall the word and type it in. Press

ENTER.

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activity 9: international trivia

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 9.

3.An international trivia question will appear. You can press the right arrow key to make the sentence scroll faster.

4.Use the up/down arrow keys to select the correct answer and confirm by pressing ENTER.

activity 10: final test

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 10.

3.The laptop will randomly select activities from the language category until you have answered one question from each activity.

4.After you have completed ten rounds, the laptop will give you a score and congratulate you on your performance.

Beyond the Basics

category 2: vocabulary & grammar

The laptop will give you two chances in each round. The laptop will tell you the correct answer if you do not press ENTER within 30 seconds.

activity 11: missing letter

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER start Activity 11.

3.A picture and a word (with a missing letter) will appear.

4.Type in the missing letter and press ENTER.

activity 12: extra letter

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER start Activity 12.

3.A picture and a word associated with the picture (with an extra letter) will appear.

4.Move the cursor to the extra letter using the arrow keys or mouse.

5.Press ENTER or click the mouse button.

activity 13: correct spelling

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 13.

3.A picture, then a word associated with that picture, will appear. There is one incorrect letter in the word.

4.Move the cursor to the incorrect letter, type in the correct letter, then press ENTER.

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activity 14: scrambled word

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 14.

3.A picture and a scrambled word associated with that picture will appear.

4.Type the first letter of the correct word on the keypad. The selected letter will move to the second row.

5.Repeat Step 4 until you have used all the letters.

activity 15: anagram

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 15.

3.A word will appear. Your job is to rearrange the letters to form a different word.

4.Using the keypad, type the first letter of your new word. The selected letter will move to the second row. Use the delete key to back up and make corrections.

5.Repeat Step 4 until all the letters from the original word are used.

activity 16: antonyms

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 16.

3.A word will appear.

4.Type the antonym (a word with the opposite meaning from the displayed word) and then press ENTER.

You will have to come up with the correct antonym.

NOTE The laptop will only accept one antonym, but will give you no clues as to what it might be.

Beyond the Basics

activity 17: flash cards

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 17.

3.A word will flash three times.

4.Recall the word, type it, and press ENTER.

activity 18: define the word

1.Press to ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 18.

3.A word will appear.

4.Check the three definitions on the screen using the up/ down arrow keys.

5.Press ENTER to select the correct definition.

activity 19: synonyms

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 19.

3.A word will appear.

4.Type a synonym (a word with a similar meaning) for that word, then press ENTER.

You will have to come up with the correct synonym.

NOTE The laptop will only accept one synonym, but will give you no clues as to what it might be.

activity 20: tenses

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 20.

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3.At the top of the screen, the laptop will ask you either “Past tense?” or “Past participle?”

A past participle is a word that is used in

NOTE combination with the word “have.” For example, in the sentence, “I have drunk the water,” “drink” is the verb and “drunk” is the past participle of that verb.

4.A verb will be shown below the question.

5.Type either the past tense or past participle of the listed verb and then press ENTER.

activity 21: advanced missing letter

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 21.

3.A picture will appear.

4.Type the word that matches the picture, then press

ENTER.

activity 22: sentence completion

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER toto start Activity 22.

3.An incomplete sentence will scroll across the screen. Complete the sentence using correct grammar. You can make the sentence scroll faster by pressing the right arrow key.

4.Use the up/down arrow keys to choose the correct answer and then press ENTER.

Beyond the Basics

activity 23: scrambled sentence

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 23.

3.A scrambled sentence will appear. Select words in the correct order to make a complete sentence.

4.Move the mouse or press the arrow keys to the word that belongs at the beginning of the sentence and press ENTER to select. The selected word moves to the first space on the second row.

5.Move the mouse or press the arrow keys to each consecutive word in the sentence and press ENTER to select. Repeat until you have used up all of the words.

activity 24: sentence correction

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 24.

3.A grammatically-incorrectsentence will appear. Your job is to find the word that makes the sentence incorrect.

4.Move the cursor to the incorrect word with the mouse or arrow keys. Press ENTER to confirm.

NOTE

Press the help key (?) to find out the position of the incorrect word.

activity 25: vocabulary builder

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 25.

3.A definition will scroll across the screen. You can press the right arrow key to scroll the sentence faster.

4.Use the keys to look at the three choices. Press ENTER to select the word that matches the definition.

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activity 26: word completion

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 26.

3.A definition will scroll across the screen. Press the right arrow key if you wish to scroll the sentence faster.

4.Check the three words listed below the definition. Use the up/down arrow keys or use the mouse to select the word that matches the definition. Press ENTER to select the word that matches the definition.

activity 27: two-playerflash cards

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 27.

3.Type a word or sentence and press ENTER. Quickly hand the laptop to another player.

4.The word you typed will flash three times. The other player must recall the word, type it, and then press

ENTER.

Beyond the Basics

category 3: mathematics

The laptop will give you two chances in each round. The laptop will tell you the correct answer if you do not press ENTER within 30 seconds.

activity 28: addition

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 28.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.An addition problem will appear.

5.Type the correct answer on the keyboard or use the mouse to click on the number pad on the screen.

activity 29: subtraction

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 29.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.A subtraction problem will appear.

5.Type the correct answer on the keyboard or use the mouse to click on the number pad on the screen.

activity 30: multiplication

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 30.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

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4.A multiplication problem will appear.

5.Type the correct answer on the keyboard or use the mouse to click on the number pad on the screen.

activity 31: division

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 31.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.A division problem will appear.

5.Type the correct answer on the keyboard or use the mouse to click on the number pad on the screen.

activity 32: completing the equation

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 32.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.An equation that is missing a mathematical symbol (+, -,x, /) will appear.

5.Move the cursor with the mouse and click on the correct symbol for the equation. Or use the right/left arrow keys and press ENTER for the correct symbol for the equation.

activity 33: smaller/larger

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 33.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

Beyond the Basics

4.Two mathematical problems will appear, one on each row.

5.Work the problems and compare their results.

6.With the mouse, or up/down arrow keys, select > (greater than), < (less than), or = (equal to) to complete the question.

activity 34: number logic

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 34.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.Three numbers and some question marks will appear. A number, related to the other three numbers, belongs where the question marks are.

5.Figure out the mathematical relationship to identify the missing number.

6.Type the missing number and press ENTER.

activity 35: algebra

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 35.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.An equation with an unknown value (X) will appear.

5.Figure out the value of X to solve the algebraic equation.

6.Move the cursor with the mouse and click on the number pad on the screen or type with the number keys on the keyboard.

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activity 36: geometry

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 36.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.A shape will appear with a question about the picture’s area.

5.Figure out the length, height, area, radius, or volume of the picture.

6.Type the answer and press ENTER.

Rectangle: Area=Length x Height

NOTE Triangle: Area=Length x Height / 2

Square: Area=Length x Height

Cylinder: Volume=(Radius x Radius x 3.14) x Height Cube: Volume=Length x Width x Height

activity 37: fractions

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 37.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

Level 1: An incomplete fraction will appear on the screen. Count the blocks on the screen and type the correct number in the empty space.

Level 2: An equation consisting of mixed fractions will appear. Part of one of the fractions is missing. Figure out the number that makes the equation true. Type the number.

Level 3: Two fractions appear. Work the fractions and compare the results. Enter > (greater than), < (less than), or = (equal to) to complete the equation.

Beyond the Basics

activity 38: percentages

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 38.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

Level 1: A percentage question will appear on the screen. Count the blocks on the screen and figure out the correct percentage. Type the number.

Levels 2 and 3: If a decimal appears, type in the percentage corresponding to that decimal. If a percentage appears, type in the decimal corresponding to that percentage.

activity 39: ratios

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 39.

3.Two rows of blocks appear on the screen. Count them out.

4.Type in the missing ratio that makes the equation true.

activity 40: word problem

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 40.

3.A mathematical word problem will appear. Use the right arrow key to make the problem scroll faster.

4.Use the up/down arrow keys or move the mouse to select the correct answer.

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activity 41: formulas

1.Press to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 41.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.A formula containing one unknown value will appear.

5.Figure out the unknown value, type it in, and then press

ENTER.

activity 42: maths in order

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 42.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.A mathematical equation will appear.

5.Solve the equation and type in the value.

Beyond the Basics

category 4: trivia

The laptop will give you two chances in each round. The laptop will tell you the correct answer if you do not press ENTER within 60 seconds.

activities 43—49:trivia questions

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Type in the activity number (e.g.: for Activity 43), followed by ENTER to begin.

3.A trivia question will appear. You can scroll through the question faster by pressing the right arrow key.

4.Use the up/down arrow keys to look at the three choices. Press ENTER to select the correct answer.

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category 5: games

activity 50: stone paper scissors

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 50.

3.The laptop will be your opponent.

4.Press (stone), (scissors), (paper) within thirty seconds or the computer will win.

5.If there are two players, the second player must press(stone), (scissors), (paper) .

activity 51: tower of hanoi

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER tostart Activity 51.

3.To select level (1 through 6), press the settings button and set the level. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.You must move all of the bars from the pole on the far left to the pole at the far right. You can move bars to the middle pole while you work with other bars, but you cannot stack a larger bar on top of a smaller bar.

5.Place the bars on any pole, use the arrow keys or the mouse to move the cursor to the desired bar. Press ENTER or click the mouse to select the bar.

6.Use the arrow keys or the mouse to move the cursor to the desired pole. Press ENTER or click the mouse to deposit the selected bar on a pole.

activity 52: matching shape

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 52.

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3.Two pictures will appear. The one on the left remains the same, but the one on the right changes.

4.When you see the matching picture flash on the right, press ENTER.

activity 53: snaps

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 53.

3.Ten small cards appear.

4.Use the arrow keys or mouse to move the cursor or. Press ENTER on any card to reveal the picture.

5.Find out another card with the same picture.

6.Find all five pairs.

activity 54: tic tac toe

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 54.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3) and number of players, press the settings button and set the level and number of players. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.The objective is to get three of the same icons in a row.

5.The flashing cursor indicates whose turn it is.

6.Use the arrow keys or the mouse to move to the desired box.

7.Press ENTER or click the mouse to confirm your selection.

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activity 55: ping pong

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 55.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3) and number of players, press the settings button and set the level and number of players. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.A ball drops from the top of the screen. Use the right/left arrow keys to move the ping-pongpaddle left or right.

5.When you hit the ball, it bounces back up, rebounds, then comes down again.

activity 56: grand prix

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 56.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3) and number of players, press the settings button and set the level and number of players. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.A car will appear in the track.

5.Use the right/left arrow keys to turn the car and the up arrow key to accelerate the car.

activity 57: hang man

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 57.

3.A series of blank spaces will appear. No clues will be provided. You will have to figure out this word all by yourself.

4.Press any letter on the keypad. If you press the correct letter, the series of blank spaces will fill in.

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5.If you choose a letter that is not part of the mystery word, the letter will appear on the second row and the “hangman” will begin to form.

6.You are given eight chances in each round.

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category 6: music & drawing

activity 58: music station

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 58.

3.Select a song by pressing any letter from A toZ.

activity 59: musical keyboard

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 59.

3.Press the keys with the music symbols to compose your own melody.

4.Press Play to play back the notes you have just recorded.

5.Press Clear to erase the recorded musical notes.

activity 60: dance to music

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 60.

3.The laptop will play a short piece of music. Then it drops different musical notes from the top row into four different columns. Each column represent an arrow key (up/down/left/right).

4.When a musical note drops down and the arrow key icon in a column blinks, press the corresponding arrow key on the keypad.

5.Try to catch as many musical notes as possible.

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activity 61: drawing fun

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 61.

3.Select drawing mode by pressing Draw (pencil key),Move (shift + pencil key), orErase (eraser key). A drawing point will appear at the center of the screen.

Press Draw, then use the arrow keys to draw.

Press Erase, then use the arrow keys to erase.

Press Move, then use the arrow keys to move to another location in your picture.

Use Clear to clear the whole screen.

8.There are three icons on the left panel.

Click on the first icon to select a different grey tone.

Click on the second icon to select a different pen style.

Click on the third icon to select a different erase style.

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category 7: my notebook

activity 62: mailbox

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 62.

3.The message “You’ve got mail. Read now?” will appear on the screen. Use the left/right arrow key to select “yes” or “no.” Then press ENTER.

NO: You will return to the main menu.

YES: The laptop will display somee-mails.Select either by up/down arrow key or by mouse. PressENTER and read the selectede-mail.

4.There are three rows in the e-mailto tell you the name, job nature, and the character’s famous speech.

5.Use up/down arrow keys to select a character.

6.Use the right arrow key to scroll through the speech faster.

7.There are three icons on the right panel. Move the cursor with the arrow keys and press ENTER to select different options:

Return to the list.

Compose a new e-mail(go to Activity 63).

Delete the e-mail.

activity 63: email

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 63.

3.A blank screen will appear.

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4.You can compose an e-mailhere. PressClear to clear thee-mail.PressBackspace to delete a character.

5.Press Save to save thee-mail.The laptop will alert you of a newe-mailnext time you enter this activity.

6.Save a new e-mailto overwrite an olde-mail.

activity 64: phone book

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 64.

3.A new phone book page will appear.

4.Type in a name and press ENTER.

5.Type in a phone number.

6.Press Save to save the data in the phone book. The laptop will alert you of stored phone book data next time you enter this activity.

7.There are two icons on the right panel of the screen.

Move the cursor on top of the up arrow icon and press ENTER to read the previous record in the phone book.

Move the cursor on top of the down arrow icon and press ENTER to read the next record in the phone book.

activity 65: scheduler

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 65.

3.A new scheduler page will appear with four lines.

4.You can type in dates, venues, contacts, and event information in the scheduler.

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5.Move the cursor to any one line and type information. You can use the delete key to fix your mistakes. After you press ENTER to move to the next line, you can no longer back up to the previous line. You can use the clear key to clear the entire entry.

6.After you have filled in all of the lines, press ENTER. Use the arrow keys or the mouse to select “Yes” or “No” when the save box appears.

7.The laptop will alert you of stored information next time you enter this activity.

activity 66: sound databank

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 66.

3.Press the left/right arrow keys to hear different speeches or sound effects that have been pre-storedin the laptop.

4.Use the down arrow key to select sound effect column. Use the left/right arrow keys to hear different sound effects.

activity 67: picture databank

1.Press ON/Modeto go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 67.

3.Four different pictures from the laptop’s picture gallery appear.

4.Use the mouse or left/right arrow keys and either click or press ENTER to enter a gallery.

5.Press left/right arrow keys to see different pictures and pre-storedanimation.

6.Press ENTER once the laptop returns to the gallery selection menu.

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activity 68: maze game

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 68.

3.A maze will appear.

4.Use the up/down/left/right arrow keys to move the ball and find your way out of the maze.

activity 69: typing skills

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 69.

3.To select level (1, 2, or 3) and number of players, press the settings button and set the level and number of players. To return to the activity, repeat steps 1 and 2.

4.A keyboard will appear and certain letters will be highlighted in random order.

5.Press the corresponding letter key on the keypad.

6.If you need to type an upper case letter, press Shift and the corresponding letter on the keypad together.

activity 70: draw programming

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 70.

3.Simple programming lines will appear.

4.Command: type one of the following commands in each programming line using the format “Command, direction, distance.”

Draw: Press the key with the pencil on it to order the laptop to draw a line.

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