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AlphaSmart Manager 2 helps you manage files, settings, and programs (SmartApplets) for NEOs. With AlphaSmart Manager, you can manage as many as thirty NEO 1 and/or NEO 2 units connected to an AlphaHub in a SmartOption Mobile Lab. You can also use AlphaSmart Manager to manage just one NEO using a direct USB connection.
This manual describes how to use AlphaSmart Manager with both NEO 1 and NEO 2. When the manual refers to “NEO,” the manual is generally referring to both models. When the manual refers to NEO 1 or NEO 2, it is describing features that are only available for that model.
I n s t a l l i n g A l p h a S m a r t M a n a g e r To install AlphaSmart Manager, follow the steps for your type of computer. Make sure your computer is running Windows versions 2000, XP, or Vista or The Renaissance Macintosh OS 10.3.9, 10.4.x, or 10.5.x.
USB connector that you can connect to your computer. Within the cart, each NEO 1 or NEO 2 laptop is connected to the cart with its own cable. (For more about setting up a SmartOption Mobile Lab, refer to the instructions that came with it.)
How AlphaSmart Manager Shows t hat NEOs Are Connected The bottom of the AlphaSmart Manager window shows you how many NEO 1 or NEO 2 laptops (AlphaSmart Devices) are connected below, just one NEO is connected via a USB cable, but you may have several connected in a SmartOption Mobile Lab.
• Green circles mean a NEO is properly connected. An empty green circle indicates a NEO 1 laptop, and a green circle with a “2” indicates a NEO 2 laptop •...
T h e T a b s i n A l p h a S m a r t M a n a g e r AlphaSmart Manager has a tab for each type of task in the program: • Get/Print AlphaWord Files: Use this tab to get the AlphaWord Plus files that are in files 1–8 on each connected NEO.
AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual ILES FROM If you have just one NEO connected, you’ll see “AlphaSmart USB” in the File Contents list as shown on the next page. If you connect an entire SmartOption Mobile Lab, the connected NEOs will be listed by number.
NEO for which you want to view files on the next page). The NEO numbers match the cable numbers in your cart. AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual (Macintosh) next to the file . If you sort by Device (by...
The file appears in its own window. You can save the file from here, or click Close to close the window and return to AlphaSmart Manager. File Contents list . A print dialog box appears.
Viewing, Printing, and Saving Files from Your NEO AlphaSmart Manager . When you do this, the dialog box will display print options specifically for AlphaSmart Manager as shown below. Select AlphaSmart Manager from the list to display appropriate print options...
All AlphaSmarts. Prints the file(s) you chose from all connected NEOs. • AlphaSmart #. Prints the files from the NEO connected at this numbered cable in the SmartOption Mobile Lab. • AlphaSmart USB. Prints from the NEO connected via a USB cable.
How to Save One of the Files You can use AlphaSmart Manager to save any of the numbered files (1–8) that are on your NEO(s). Files are saved in their own folders as text files. If you have connected just one NEO using the USB cable, all files will be saved in a folder named AlphaSmart USB.
1. If you know exactly which files you want to save, check those files in the N E O L U S I L E S F R O M Saved files on a Windows computer File Contents list AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual Saved files on a Macintosh...
File #. Saves only that numbered file. and choose the NEO(s) to save files from. text files in the location you specified, either in the AlphaSmart USB folder or separate folders for each file number. If that location already has files that were previously saved, you may be asked if you want to replace the files.
ENDING ILES In AlphaSmart Manager, you can send text files to NEOs. You can also create or select assignment rubrics to send, or you can select Write On! lessons to send to your NEOs. Warning! When you send a file to NEOs, let AlphaSmart Manager finish sending it before disconnecting the NEOs from your computer.
You can send multiple files simultaneously. To do this, repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re ready to send; then, review the Send List tab to make sure all the files appear before clicking Send. AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual E N D I N G I L E S...
S e n d i n g R u b r i c s t o N E O s AlphaSmart Manager can also send assignment rubrics to NEOs. You can create your own rubric to send, open a text file that contains the rubric, or select one of the sample rubrics.
, and you can change it as needed. Then, click OK. The rubric text will be shown in the File # area of the AlphaWord Files to Send tab. AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual...
Then, click Open. Click OK in the Rubrics window to select the rubric you’ve opened. The rubric text will be shown in the File # area of the AlphaWord Files to Send tab. in the list. AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual and find...
You can transfer multiple rubrics simultaneously. To do so, repeat steps 2–4 until you’re ready to send; then, review the Send List tab to make sure all the files appear before clicking Send. AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual E N D I N G I L E S...
S e n d i n g W r i t e O n ! L e s s o n s t o N E O s AlphaSmart Manager can also send Write On! lessons to NEOs. Follow these steps: 1.
5. Click the lesson you want to select 6. Read through the lesson. You can make changes if you’d like. Since the AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual E N D I N G I L E S U B R I C S window .
NEOs, click Select Devices, check the numbers to which you want to send the text, then click OK. (To send to all connected NEOs, skip this step.) enter the password and click OK. AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual...
NEOs to replace the user dictionary. You can separate words in a text file with spaces, commas, tabs, or carriage returns. (The example below uses carriage returns.) AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual E N D I N G I L E S...
Manager. See page 55. 1. Using a word-processing program on your computer, create a list of words 2. In AlphaSmart Manager, click the File menu and choose Send User 3. Browse to select the text file you created; then, click Open (Windows) or 4.
SmartApplet User Manual on the NEO Documentation CD. SmartApplet Responder Use this SmartApplet to use NEO 2 as you would use a Renaissance Responder. You can (NEO 2 only) use it with the 2Know! Toolbar, AccelTest software, Accelerated Math RP, and AssessmentMaster.
NEO, it goes to the SmartApplets list, with the cursor next to the SmartApplet 2. In AlphaSmart Manager, click the Settings tab. you were working in when you 3. Click System in the settings on the left turned the NEO off.
SmartApplet on your computer, then select it and send it to your NEO(s) using AlphaSmart Manager. For more information about available SmartApplets, visit the AlphaSmart Web site. 1. If you have a new SmartApplet that isn’t already available to install in 2.
A N A G I N G M A R T P P L E T S Installing SmartApplets on NEOs Using AlphaSmart Manager If you have a mixed SmartOption Mobile Lab with both NEO 1 and NEO 2 laptops, please 4.
Follow these steps to delete SmartApplets from NEOs: in the future, but you want to prevent access for specific 1. In AlphaSmart Manager, click the SmartApplets tab. activities. See page 35 to find 2. Click each SmartApplet you want to install or keep in the SmartApplets...
SmartApplet list to some, but not all, of the NEOs, click Select Devices, check the numbers to which you want to send the SmartApplets, and click OK. (To send to all connected NEOs, skip this step.) enter the password and click OK. AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual...
Follow the steps below to disable a SmartApplet on your NEOs using AlphaSmart Manager. When you do this, the SmartApplet can’t be used on the NEOs, but it is still installed on the NEOs, and you can enable it again later.
A d d i n g S m a r t A p p l e t s t o t h e L i s t i n A l p h a S m a r t M a n a g e r If you have installed a new or updated SmartApplet on your computer, and you don’t see it in the list of SmartApplets that you can install in AlphaSmart Manager, follow these steps to add it to that list: 1.
A b o u t S m a r t A p p l e t S e t t i n g s Each SmartApplet has its own settings, which you can change in AlphaSmart Manager. (You can also change many settings in the Control Panel on each individual NEO.) To change the SmartApplet settings in AlphaSmart...
3. Teachers check student and class progress using reports on the NEO, in To find out more about how to add students and how students complete lessons, refer to the NEO and NEO 2 SmartApplets User Manual on your NEO Documentation CD.
Follow the steps below to retrieve your students’ KeyWords data from NEOs and view, save, or print reports. 1. Click the KeyWords tab in AlphaSmart Manager. AlphaSmart Manager 2. Check the boxes next to the students or devices (NEOs) you want to 3.
O R D S I N L P H A M A R T Retrieving KeyWords Data and Generating Reports in AlphaSmart Manager 4. The report will open in a new window. If you save the report as a text file, and the text in the file doesn’t line up correctly, try...
(NEO) instead by choosing Device from the drop-down list on the KeyWords tab When you sort by device (NEO), AlphaSmart Manager lists the NEOs by cable number if you have a SmartOption Mobile Lab. If you have just one NEO connected using the USB cable, AlphaSmart Manager lists “AlphaSmart...
NEO SmartApplet User Manual). • Make sure you have your Renaissance Place user name and password. (In AlphaSmart Manager 2 version 3.0 or higher, different Renaissance Place users can synchronize KeyWords data from the same computer as long as they log in to the computer itself as different users.)
O R D S I N Synchronizing KeyWords Data with KeyWords RP AlphaSmart Manager will retrieve students’ KeyWords data from connected NEOs. You can use the drop-down list list by student or to list students under the device (NEO) they’ve used.
Renaissance Place. Click Finish and go to step 11. with Renaissance Place. Click Next >. described below. AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual Click Match >> to match the students and move them to the Matched Students area on the right.
Manuals or Help in the upper-right corner of any page within Renaissance Place. For general information about Renaissance Place, visit the Renaissance Learning Web site (www.renlearn.com). AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual O R D S I N KeyWords Reports in Renaissance Place many students had data successfully imported into Renaissance Place.
61. How t o Change System Set tings Using AlphaSmart Manager Follow the steps below to change the system settings in AlphaSmart Manager. You can find some of the same settings in the Control Panel on each NEO; for more information, see the NEO and NEO 2 User Manual.
6. If you are using a SmartOption Mobile Lab and you want to send the 7. Click Send. If you have set a send list password (see page 63), you must AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual explanations of the settings).You may need to scroll down to see some settings.
H A N G I N G E T T I N G S Changing System Settings About t he System Sett ings You can change these system settings for NEOs using AlphaSmart Manager: Startup SmartApplet Auto Repeat Sticky Keys...
Printer Selection Two Button On Mode AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual Setting Sets the rate at which text is transferred to your computer when a NEO is connected to the computer with a USB cable. You may need to change the transfer speed if text is missing or jumbled when you send files.
3 file 4 file 5 file 6 file 7 file 8 & caps lock shift control option The standard QWERTY keyboard layout AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual spell clear print find home applets send check file back space enter "...
AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual H A N G I N G on/off file 1 file 2 file 3 file 4 file 5 file 6 file 7 file 8 & " < > caps lock shift control option The Dvorak keyboard layout...
SmartApplets that are for NEO 2 only (such as the Accelerated Reader and Responder SmartApplets) are not listed if NEO 1 laptops are connected as well as NEO 2 laptops. Disconnect the NEO 1 laptops if you want to change settings for NEO 2 SmartApplets.
Panel. This can be useful when you are working with a group of students. Al phaWord Pl us Settings For AlphaWord Plus, you can change these settings in AlphaSmart Manager: Some of these settings can also be changed in the NEO Control Panel.
File Sizes You can estimate In the AlphaWord Plus settings in AlphaSmart Manager, you can set page lengths using a minimum and maximum file size limits. (The minimum size limit ensures character count of 2,048.
Spell Check also has its own settings that you can control through AlphaSmart Manager: Disable this SmartApplet Allow Adding Words to Dictionary Delete User Dictionary Beamer Set tings Beamer has these settings in AlphaSmart Manager: Setting Disable this SmartApplet Permit Send Warn if Overwriting Clipboard Send to Palm...
For detailed information on the default goals, see the NEO and NEO 2 SmartApplet User Manual on your NEO Documentation CD. When students type capital letters, they should practice using one hand for the letter and the other for the shift key.
By following the steps below, you can restore the default settings for one SmartApplet or all SmartApplets on the connected NEOs. 1. In AlphaSmart Manager, click the Settings tab. 2. If you want to restore settings for just one SmartApplet (not all), click the 3.
System settings. All settings will be changed to the default settings. appear in the list. enter the password and click OK. AlphaWord Plus QWERTY 4 minutes 0 seconds Fast Fastest ***** (Set your own) HP Printer AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual Default...
Reset WPM and Error Goals to Default Turn Require Correct Shift Key Off Turn Home Row Confirmation On Set Spaces between Sentences AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual N E O S H A N G I N G Restoring Default Settings...
Disable this SmartApplet Spell Check settings Disable this SmartApplet Allow adding words to dictionary Delete user dictionary AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual N E O S H A N G I N G Restoring Default Settings Default E T T I N G S...
You can open the send list and choose which of the eight files to year, you might also want to send at that time. delete your KeyWords and AlphaQuiz students and erase all files on the NEOs. AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual...
If you no longer want to use a send list password, you can clear it if you know the current send list password. When you clear the send list password, anyone using AlphaSmart Manager can send changes to your NEO(s) without entering a password.
AlphaWord Plus files that you print out: • Print header information on first page. Prints the NEO number (or “AlphaSmart USB”) and the file number on the first page only. • Print header information on all pages. Prints the NEO number (or “AlphaSmart USB”), the file number, and the page number on all...
Connection status display setting: If this is checked, the connection status at the bottom of the AlphaSmart Manager window will be open as soon as you start AlphaSmart Manager. If the box is not checked, you can still view the connection status by clicking the + (Windows) or (Macintosh) at the bottom of the window.
Follow these steps to get more information about your connected NEO(s): To get SmartApplet information, you can 1. Click the File menu and choose Get AlphaSmart Info. A dialog box will also click the SmartApplets tab, choose the File menu, and choose Get SmartApplet Info.
• If you’re using just one NEO, make sure the cable is securely connected at • Be patient. It can take up to thirty seconds for AlphaSmart Manager to • On a Windows computer, use the Device Manager to list hardware devices.
Once you do so, you’ll be able to change the setting for the SmartApplet on the Settings tab. If you have a mixed SmartOption Mobile Lab with both NEO 1 and NEO 2 laptops, SmartApplets that are for NEO 2 only (the Accelerated Reader and Responder SmartApplets) are only listed when NEO 2 laptops are the only ones connected.
When I try to drag and drop text from my Windows comput er, AlphaSmart Manager doesn’t accept it. Some Windows programs like Notepad don’t support drag and drop, while others like WordPad and Microsoft Word do. The program you’re dragging from has to support drag and drop in order for AlphaSmart Manager to receive it.
3. Read the individual file information in the PDF supplement and decide 4. Use AlphaSmart Manager to send the Write On! text file to file 1 on 5. Have students complete the work in the file. Students should type their 6.
Using AlphaSmart Manager to Retrieve Students’ Exercises Use AlphaSmart Manager to retrieve exercises from either a single NEO or a group of NEOs. This is the quickest method if you need to retrieve multiple files from multiple NEOs. See page 9 to find out how to view, print, or save the student files.
If your classroom is set up for printing, follow these steps to have students print directly from NEOs (using a USB cable, infrared printing, or wireless RF printing for NEO 2 only). This method provides you or the student with a hard copy of the exercise for editing or grading.
\1_Elementary School AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual R I T E E S S O N S F O R Road Map of Write On! Lesson Files Elementary School Files \Seasons \Fall B_BRTHDY.txt C_CELEB.txt D_COLUMB.txt E_ANIMAL.txt F_AUTH1.txt G_AUTH2.txt H_CHANT.txt \Spring B_BRTHDY.txt...
\2_Middle School AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual R I T E E S S O N S F O R Road Map of Write On! Lesson Files Middle School Files \Poetry and \Chants to Limericks Building Word B_CHANTS.txt Power C_ACROST.txt D_LIMRCK.txt...
\Paragraphs to Essays Level I B_START.txt C_CLUSTR.txt D_TOPIC.txt E_BROAD.txt F_SENSE.txt G_TIME.txt \Sentence Combining with a Moral B_WARMUP.txt C_FOX.txt D_SLEEK.txt E_SWALLO.txt F_PLEASE.txt G_BRAIN.txt AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual H_LIT1.txt I_LIT2.txt J_AUDENC.txt K_RIGHT.txt L_TIGHT.txt G_PERMIT.txt H_LIBRAR.txt I_THEFT.txt J_SOCSEC.txt K_ORDER.txt K_JEAL2.txt L_NERD1.txt M_NERD2.txt N_PARTY1.txt...
AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual R I T E E S S O N S F O R Road Map of Write On! Lesson Files Middle School Files (Continued) \Writing Skills \Sentence Writing Level II (continued) B_NEWS.txt C_FRAG.txt D_SEPAR.txt E_COMBIN.txt \Sentences to Paragraphs Level II B_START.txt...
For more detailed information about each writing exercise, refer to the Teacher’s Supplements, which are available as PDF files on the AlphaSmart CD and on your computer. On the AlphaSmart Manager CD, you will find these supplements in the Write On Text Files folder; a separate supplement is in the folder for each school level (elementary, middle school, and high school).
E S S O N S F O R Write On! Lesson Categories and Teaching Supplements • Macintosh Computers: Applications : AlphaSmart : AlphaSmart Manager 2 : Write On Text Files. Look in the folder for each school level to find the teaching supplement for that level.
The Process of Writing (continued) Writing Skills AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual R I T E Write On! Lesson Categories and Teaching Supplements 1_Elementary School Poetry for Through a step-by-step scope and sequence for Young Poets developing poetry writing skills, students learn and practice basic poetry forms, including the chant, transformation, recipe, simile, and metaphor.
They can reach for the richness of precise words to take the place of a generalization or cliché, to define the exact feeling of a thing to be described, or to replace a stereotypical or sexist reference. AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual...
Poetry and Building Word Power (continued) The Process of Writing AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual R I T E Write On! Lesson Categories and Teaching Supplements 2_Middle School (Continued) Where the By reading and writing poems on themes that have been...
Learning to write better sentences is what sentence combining is all about. Writing with a word processor (such as an AlphaSmart device) is a natural fit with this editing approach to learning; word processing features allow students to manipulate sentences freely, making any changes they want to easily.
Writing Skills (continued) AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual R I T E Write On! Lesson Categories and Teaching Supplements 2_Middle School (Continued) Sentence Writing effective sentences through the use of correct Writing Level structure and expressive language is reinforced through activities in the sentence series.
(such as an AlphaSmart device) is a natural fit with this editing approach to learning. Word processing features allow students to manipulate sentences freely and to see all the changes they make as they make them.
2 The Process of Writing (continued) 3 Lifelong Skills AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual R I T E Write On! Lesson Categories and Teaching Supplements 3_High School (Continued) Finding a Varying sentence structure, use of vivid and appropriate Writing Style...
Black circle in NEO connection status 7 Calculator SmartApplet 29 Canada contact information iii Carriage returns, showing 54 Carts, NEO 1 vs. NEO 2 2 Changing settings for SmartApplets 52 Changing system settings 46 Clearing a send list password 64...
(WPM) goals 56 settings 56 sorting by device (NEO) 41 sorting by student 41 spaces between sentences 57 synchronizing data with KeyWords RP 42 tab 8 Lab, NEO 1 vs. NEO 2 2 Large font 48 N D E X...
Memory column 31 Middle East contact information ii Minimum file size 54 Mixed lab 2 NEO 1 and NEO 2 2 NEO files, viewing in AlphaSmart Manager 9 NEOs, getting information 67 NEOs, resetting 67 No AlphaSmart devices connected 69...
Shutting down NEO automatically (idle time) 48 Slow keys delay setting 48 Slow keys setting 48 Small font 48 SmartApplets 29 Accelerated Reader 29 adding to list in AlphaSmart Manager 36 AlphaQuiz 29 AlphaWord Plus 29 Beamer 29 Calculator 29 changing settings 52...
Turning on NEO using two buttons 49 Two-button on mode 49 United Kingdom contact information ii United States contact information ii Updating SmartApplets on NEOs 66 URL for AlphaSmart Web site ii User dictionary 27 adding words to 55 deleting 55 Very large font 48...