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NOTE: You will need to register to use Promethean Planet. YOU WANT TO DO THIS! You will find very valuable resources on this site for use in your classroom. You can utilize other teachers flipcharts and also upload those you have created. A truly collaborative website and you do not need a board.
If you would like to download ActivInspire for personal use click
. There is a limited time that this will be available for you to download.
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Not sure how to use your board in the classroom with your students? Get some ideas with these Top Teaching Tips:
or check out the
on the Planet where the best teacher flipcharts are featured monthly. Take a look at what they do with the flipcharts and make your own!
And easiest of all - get the latest
from Promethean on how to use flipcharts by subscribing using the link on the bottom right of the page!
How do I use ActivInspire?
You can view a
showing features of ActivInspire and download the
they are using in the video for you to try!
To take an online course on the new Inspire software
Check out these ActivInspire
online or here is a PDF to save or print
(and if you have an iTunes subscription, subscribe to the RSS feed for podcasts!!!!!!)
Board questions and you need answers? Check out
for video tutorials on lots of topics relating to ActivInspire. Just do a search with the keyword ActivInspire and select the PC platform. (As new videos become available for Inspire, check them out too!)
Here are some flipcharts for you to use to help with questions you may have (most were created in the ActivStudio version but should migrate to ActivInspire):
DOWNLOADING RESOURCE PACKS/LESSONS
Resource packs are
and can be a valuable tool for creating or supplementing lessons.
Click the link to download the desired Resource Pack.
Start ActivInspire, then click on File, Import, "Resource Pack to Shared Resources...."
Browse to locate the recently downloaded file, and double-click it.
Your resources will be imported into a pre-defined destination in your resource library (be sure to see where it will download in the instructions.
VIDEO ON YOUR BOARD
Here is a video on how Promethean and Safari Montage can work together!
Video on Board!
Need to embed a video? Check out
Need information on the ActiveXpression SRS? Here are two tools for you to use:
Tutorials directly from Promethean
Step by Step instructions
What do the different colors of the Promethean flame mean?
White - all is fine and ready to go!
- pen is working with the board
- you are using slates or Activotes, Activexpression
- you have an electronic problem - if it persists you may want to call Tech Support at 888-652-2848 x3
- Power failure -- unplug and plug back in
Flashing blue - you are using bluetooth!
Quick Setup Guide
You can also access a demonstration movie at T:\Permanent\Promethean\ActivExpression.
There is a setup movie as well as a demonstration and the above files can be found there!
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