The artwork for this story was created in a CAD program, Bryce 6, so that all the elements of the shower can be manipulated and portrayed at any angle. This made possible some extras for this activity set, in the form of separate clip art images of all the shower elements. This activity is available in many formats.
Virtual Reality Versions
The Clicker 5 or 6®, Classroom Suite®, HyperStudio 5®, Online Book, and PowerPoint® versions test the student’s ability to follow directions, by requiring that the button for the correct item be clicked before advancing. Wrong answer feedback is a recorded voice.
The Annie’s Books Online version of Showertime! is written in HTML5. It will play in modern browsers including Mac Safari 5.0 or later, iOS Safari 4.3 or later, Firefox Mac or Win 39 or later, Internet Explorer 9 or later, and Google Chrome Mac or Win 12 or later. Users of Windows XP with IE 8 or earlier will be automatically switched to an alternate version using an earlier html and utilizing a sound manager based on Flash®. Visually, these versions are identical, and both utilize QuickTime® movies.
If you have a slow internet connection but do use a modern browser, you may prefer using the desktop version of Showertime! You still need to be connected because this version fetches some short scripts from Apple, but the pages generally load much faster with the movies and graphics on a local computer.
As follow up activities, there is a Cloze Pro® test for the Clicker 5/6 version of the story, and a sequencing activity to follow the Classroom Suite version. In addition, there are custom IntelliKeys® overlays and their Dynavox® pkg equivalents for both the Classroom Suite book and sequencing review. See the Special Needs Access section on the System Reqs page for information on controlling the Classroom Suite version from PRC devices. Note: the download for Classroom Suite includes both the story and review activities in one ZIP file.
Interactive Book Version
In My Own Bookshelf®, the same images and movies carry the student through, but all the student is required to do is turn the pages. A test built in Test Me Score Me ®reviews the student’s grasp of the vocabulary words introduced in the story.
A PDF of Showertime! is also available for download. This can be printed or viewed onscreen. This version has the same text and pictures, but lacks the movies.
Clip art including all the items the student is required to find, plus parts of the shower such as the shower curtain, shower head, towel rack, etc. is included in a single ZIP file. These can be used to build other activities, or used off computer to talk about the story, as flash cards, and any other way you think up!
The movies from Showertime! can also be downloaded as a single ZIP file. These are included mainly as a backup in case of video problems. These AVI movies should run in both Clicker Mac and Win, but are larger files than the compressed versions used in the downloaded stories.
Extra special extra!
Alison Wade has created some super off-computer activities using the Showertime! clip art. She has posted the Boardmaker® versions on a list serv, and also has them in PDF format. Click here to find out all about the Showertime! Extension Activities. Be sure to get these to use with Showertime!
Application needed: Versions for Classroom Suite, Clicker 5 or 6 and Cloze Pro,HyperStudio 5, My Own Bookshelf and Test Me Score Me, PowerPoint, web browser, and Acrobat Reader.
Subject area: Reading, Life Skills.
Level: K-1, 2-3.
Desktop version of Showertime! link: showertimeDesktop.zip Showertime! book to read from the desktop using a web browser. Movies require QuickTime. For details on using Annie’s Desktop Books, click here.
Showertime.pdf (1.7 MB) Showertime! story to print. No movies. Acrobat Reader
Clicker 5 and 6
ShowertimeClickMac.zip (13.6 MB) Showertime! interactive story in Clicker 5 MAC. Has QuickTime movies.
ShowertimeClickWin.zip (13.9 MB) Showertime! interactive story in Clicker 5 WIN. Has WMV (Windows Media Player) movies.
ShowerCloze.clz.zip (118 KB) Tests comprehension by using the text from Showertime! in a Cloze Pro activity.
ShowerTimeSuite.zip (25.2 MB) Showertime! interactive story plus sequencing activity in Classroom Suite v.3 or later. Custom IntelliKeys overlays are attached.
Showertime.dpkg (1.3 MB) Showertime! story overlay saved as a Dynavox file.
ShowertimeReview.dpkg (1.2 MB) Showertime! review overlay saved as a Dynavox file.
Showertime.stack.zip (20 MB) Showertime! interactive book in HyperStudio 5.
ShowerTime2003.zip (8.8 MB) Showertime! interactive story saved as a .ppt file. Movies in the same folders. PowerPoint 2003 or later.
ShowerTimePackage.zip (13.0 MB) Showertime! interactive story saved as a .pptx file. May need PowerPoint 2007 or later.
ShowertimeSoft.zip 15.0 MB) folders with Showertime! book and movies to import into My Own Bookshelf.
Showertime!Test.zip (11.7 MB) Test on Showertime! story using clip art for answers. Requires Test Me Score Me..
ShowertimeAVIs.zip (9.0 MB) These will run in Clicker 5 both platforms, and in the other apps but are larger files.
showerClipArt.zip (3.0 MB) All the clip art used in the Showertime! story, including the shower items (soap, shampoo, etc) and parts of the shower such as the soap dish, towel rack, shower head, etc. To preview the collection, click here.