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ActivInspire and the Interactive Whiteboard- Level 1

MSDE # 11-12-02   Credit Form

One Credit

 

Timeline: 5 sessions; 3-hour sessions for 15 hours total.  May require additional hours beyond class to complete assignments.

 

Course description: This course is designed for participants who have limited or no experience with Promethean ActivInspire software and are interested in developing a basic understanding. Participants will begin to apply skills/tools learned in ActivInspire to flipchart pages and will reflect on skills/tools which enhance student engagement.

 

Course Objective: Participants will develop a basic understanding of Promethean ActivInspire software to revise and create flipcharts to enhance the engagement of students in the classroom.

 

Evaluation: After each session, participants will modify a given flipchart showing their understanding and use of the tools taught during that session.  The instructions will be provided in the Notes browser and participants will submit their modifications through the course wiki.

 

Syllabus

 

Session 1

1.  Participants will identify levels in the SAMR Model to support 21st Century learning.

2.  Participants will learn and use various tools within ActivInspire software to create a learning activity. 

  • Troubleshooting issues with the ActivPen and ActivBoard
  • Browser Overview
  • Dashboard
  • Using the Main Toolbox
    • Pin, dock, and roll main toolbox
    • Set “Select” as the default tool
    • Next and Previous Page
    • Color palette: color picker and color wheel
    • Pen
    • Highlighter
    • Fill
    • Text
  • Delete items
  • Shape tool
  • Marquee handles:
    • Size, Increase Decrease
    • Move
    • Rotate
    • Edit text
  • Save and exit
  • Join Promethean Planet
  • Download ActivInspire at home

3.  Participants will revise and save a flipchart.

 

Session 2

1.  Participants will identify levels in the SAMR Model to support 21st Century learning.

2.  Participants will learn and use various tools within ActivInspire software to create a learning activity.

  • Open a previously saved flipchart
  • Open Recent
  • The Edit Menu:
    • Design Mode
    • Page Backgrounds
  • Marquee Handles
    • Rotate
    • Duplicate
    • Forward and Backward
    • Translucency slider
    • Edit shape points
  • Connector Tool
  • Resource Browser
  • Group objects
  • Page Browser
  • Add new pages
  • Reset Page
  • Page Turn Effects
  • Add directions to the Notes Browser

3.  Participants will revise and save a flipchart.

 

Session 3

1.  Participants will identify levels in the SAMR Model to support 21st Century learning.

2.  Participants will learn and use various tools within ActivInspire software to create a learning activity.

  • Convert PowerPoint into a flipchart
  • Marquee handles- Object Edit Menu or Right click
    • Lock and unlock
    • Re-Ordering and Layers
    • Drag a Copy
  • Magic Ink as an eraser tool
  • Revealer
  • Spotlight
  • Page Zoom
  • Desktop Annotate
  • Print
  • ActivTips 

3.  Participants will revise and save a flipchart.

 

Session 4

1.  Participants will identify levels in the SAMR Model to support 21st Century learning.

2.  Participants will learn and use various tools within ActivInspire software to create a learning activity.

  • Legacy Resource Packs
  • Maths Tools
    • Calculator
    • Dice
    • Compass
    • Ruler
    • Protractor
    • X-Y Origin
  • More Tools:
    • Tickertape
    • Clock
    • On Screen Keyboard
    • Extract text
    • Handwriting and Shape Recognition
  • Grid: grid designer, show grid, snap to grid
  • Copy objects from one flipchart to another
  • Insert link
    • Website
    • Insert a link to a file

3.  Participants will revise and save a flipchart.

 

Session 5 

1.  Participants will create, share, and reflect on a flipchart  to meet the instructional needs of their students.

  • Interactive Whiteboard Activity Checklist

 

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