Technology Training

Technology Training & Support Resources from LPS Computing Services

Promethean ActivInspire

About Promethean

Based in the U.K., Promethean is a leader in interactive whiteboards and assessment technologies. Their products empower educators to engage, educate, assess and motivate students and learners. They make the following tools:

  • ActivBoard (Interactive Whiteboard)
  • ActivSlate (Wireless mini-board)
  • ActiVote & ActivExpression (Handheld response system “Clickers”)
  • ActivInspire (White board software)

NOTE: To use an interactive whiteboard you must also have a computer and projector.

Purchase: Information about the purchase of Promethean tools in LPS.

Software: All Promethean hardware (whiteboards, slates, assessment devices) is powered by the ActivInspire software. You may request this software by submitting a HelpDesk ticket.

 

LPS Support Resources

ActivInspire (IMPORTANT! Current users of ActivStudio software should enter a Helpdesk Ticket to upgrade their software to ActivInspire.)

Additional Documentation

Video Tutorials

  • Atomic Learning hosts a series of video tutorials for the various versions of ActivInspire software that drives the Promethean boards.
MACINTOSH WINDOWS
ActivInspire Studio Interface ActivInspire Studio Interface
ActivInspire Primary Interface ActivInspire Primary Interface

PUG: The LPS Promethean Users Group

The LPS Promethean Users Group (PUG) is working to create a sustainable “community” of Promethean users supporting each others’ operational and instructional use of Promethean boards, clickers, slates, etc. Teachers currently using Promethean tools and hoping to grow in their effectiveness at using those tools for increased engagement and learning in their classrooms are welcome to attend these sessions. Contact Tim Hahn in Computing Services for more information and / or become a member of the “PUG” listserv below.

2012-2013 PUG Dates (more details will be posted here as they are developed):

  • October 1, 2012
  • Februrary 18, 2013
  • April 22, 2013

WORKSHOP: I have an interactive whiteboard, now what?

Atomic Learning is a resource available to all LPS staff. One of the on-demand technology workshops available there is focused on interactive whiteboards. Take advantage of this resource!

Curricular Resources

The LPS PUG uses DocuShare to share many resources they create. If you are looking for grade level or curricular specific lessons created by our own LPS teachers, start here:

There are a number of resources found elsewhere on the web, as well:

  • Promethean Planet: Free resource center providing educators the ability to share lessons and download resources for immediate use with the Activboard.
  • rupertcollins.com: A good selection of practical & frequently asked questions about using a Promethean board are addressed on this education consultant’s web page.
  • Crickweb: 16 free to use Promethean Interactive Flipcharts for Primary Schools.
  • Topmarks: Primary Interactive Whiteboard Resources: British search engine’s suggestions for sites which work well on interactive whiteboards in the classroom. Select a subject and age group at the top of the screen.
  • Birmingham Whiteboard Resources
    Links to a number of excellent interactive curricular resources, many created by the BBC.

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