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SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2
Convert your own photographs or other computer images into on-screen jigsaw puzzles
Turn your own photographs or computer images into on-screen jigsaws, quickly & easily ! This program is designed for very young children upwards, with a choice of screen styles that also give you age-appropriate activities for older children and adults with learning difficulties.
Pictures can be cut into 2, 4, or 9 piece puzzles:
The jigsaws can be completed in 4 ways which provides activities with a finely graded progression in skill level:
� Press a switch to build the picture
� Click on any piece to make it jump into place
� Find the piece to fit a pre-selected place
� Drag a piece into the correct place.
A new way of adding your own pictures is the major new feature in SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2.
This is now so easy that young children and those with severe learning difficulties can put their own pictures in themselves.
Other useful features include:
� A new folder system to keep your pictures organized by class or subject.
� Facilities to transfer your picture sets from one computer to another. This can also be used to retain �interactive� evidence of achievement for learners who have added their own pictures to SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2.
� A sorting feature to control the order that pictures appear.
� Printing features which print out your pictures with jigsaw lines on them, ready for cutting out. This gives lots of opportunity to extend SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2 away from the computer.
� Ready-made jigsaws and a library of photos and music clips so you can start making your own jigsaws straight away.
SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker allows you to create customized activities that meet the exact needs of your students.
It is designed with ease of use in mind, to ensure that you can concentrate on teaching rather than computing, and includes a number of ready-made activities to get you started.
Fosters development in:
� Switch use
� Choosing with a switch
� Single Switch
� Multiple Switches
� Switch Adapted Mouse
� Mouse, Trackball, Joystick
Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Problem: Jigsaw Maker runs very slowly on my Apple Mac.
On low specification Macs, it may be necessary to increase the memory available to the program. Select the executable file (called "Jigsaw") press 'Apple + I', increase the preferred memory as much as required.
For best performance with drag and drop games on touch screens, set the Touch Mode (Using Microtouch Software) to drawing.