by Samuel Sennott
Much thanks to Dan Herlihy for posting an Intellitools Voting activity. Get it at aex.intellitools.com
Created By: Dan Herlihy
Skill Level: Middle School
Curriculum: Social Studies
Activity Details: This is a simple activity that you can use allowing your class to vote for president. It has an attached overlay and is switch accessible. It is programmed to run this way: A student clicks on the Click Here to Begin button. It takes them to the ballot page. Once they click on their choice, it is recorded, a 10 second delay begins telling the student to leave the booth allowing others to vote, returns to page 1 where another 10 second delay occurs – this keeps students from voting multiple times.
To find the final vote tally go to the Design menu, Advanced Scripting, Edit Document Variable and Table Values. The doc.McCain = variable will record how many votes for him, the doc.Obama = variable records how many votes he received and the doc.Votes = variable has recorded the total votes cast.
This activity should be run from start to finish (remain open) during all voting. The variable totals can be reset in the program by choosing one in the listing of the Variables, and at the bottom of the dialog window type 0 (zero) in the box replacing the current tally, then clicking Change Value.
If using the overlay send Overlay Vote Page 1. It is programmed to use levels, forcing the student to choose the Click Here to begin button first.