"ActivInspire"

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Bring your Board to the Truly Interactive Level . . . Capitalize the "I" in Interactive whiteboard!

Evolve from one-dimensional white, black, or green board use to multi-dimensional "interactive" whiteboard activities.

Anything that can be done on a computer monitor, can be replicated on the interactive whiteboard. Create engaging lessons that focus on one task like a matching activity, or integrate multiple items into your lesson such as websites, photos, and music that students can interact with, respond to, or even write on the board itself. Imagine taking a class on a photo safari to Africa with embedded videos, sounds, and maps. Interactive whiteboards facilitate multisensory learning whether it's a collaboration exercise for math problem solving or a Google Earth tour of the Amazon rainforest. Interactive whiteboards provide an extraordinary opportunity to create classroom environments where students with different learning styles can engage and learn from each other. This easy-to-learn technology ensures that both students and teachers are developing 21st century skills.

Applications for using interactive whiteboards include:
  • Multimedia lessons and presentations including audio and video
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Showcasing student projects and presentations
  • Virtual field trips
  • Recorded lessons that can be used by substitute teachers


Multitask! Have all your tricks loaded up on your taskbar ready to present with a simple touch.
  • ActivInspire
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Internet Explorer and various websites
  • PDF files

Build your interactive whiteboard lesson the same way you build your lesson.
  • Begin with learning objectives, pre-thinking activities, and/or "hooks"
  • What's the essential question?
  • Bring on the content and make it pop!
  • Review and close your lesson.
  • Give extension activity or homework.
  • Involve your students as much as possible.

Save your stuff for later use!

Other Cool Tools:
  • Student response devices
  • Actvislate

Resources:

Promethean Planet Website Loads of Resources, Ideas, Help, and Downloads for the Promethean IWB's. Create an account and visit often!
Teacher Feature See what other ActivInspire teachers are doing.
ActivTips Short easy-to-follow videos to help you learn ActivInspire features.
Promethean Learning Website Free online classes to help you learn ActivInspire
Technology Resource Teachers Website Tons of Great Promethean and ActivInspire help, ideas, resouces, tutorials, etc.