Free Promethean ActivInspire Webinars

We are pleased to share the release of some exciting Promethean ActivInspire webinars designed to meet the needs of teachers at all levels.  Register to attend any or all of the webinars to refine your ActivInspire skills.  All times are Eastern Standard Time but a recording of the webinar will be sent regardless of actual attendance in the live session.  October offerings are listed below.  To review the full list of sessions, click here.

Wednesday, October 5

8am, Resources Galore, take a Planet tour – Promethean Planet is a great one-stop-shop of resources for educators with over 30,000 ready-made resources. Explore the resources and all the amenities of Promethean Planet from support to professional development. This session is great for new users and experienced users looking to expand their teacher toolboxes.  Click here to register.

11am, Shape Up: 21 ways to use the shape tool – ActivInspire’s shape tool offers a variety of ways to enhance instruction and save time when it comes to flipchart creation. This session will take a closer look at the shape tool by examining 21 ways in which the shape tool can be used in the ActivClassroom. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to get “in shape” with ActivInspire!  Click here to register.

1pm, BrainPop & Channel One News InterActiv – If your school has a subscription to BrainPOP, this session will feature ways in which BrainPOP  can enhance instruction using the ActivBoard and Learning Response Devices.

Objectives:

  • Discover the power of BrainPOP & Channel One News InterActiv
  • Utilize the tools in ActivInspire to make interactive lessons that incorporate BrainPop movies
  • Find out how to save time and effort with the readymade resources from Channel One
  • Use the ActiVotes or ActivExpressions along with BrainPOP and Channel One News InterActiv

Click here to register.

4pm, Educate & Elevate – Did you know that you can save time and effort by using assessment in your classroom? In this session, discover the power of formative assessment and learn how to differentiate instruction using learning response devices.

Objectives:

  • Define formative and summative assessment
  • Identify the benefits of assessment
  • Describe best practices of formative assessment
  • Explore good examples of formative assessment using LRS devices

Click here to register.

Wednesday, October 12 

10am, Swing into Action!  Want to make your flipcharts more action packed? This session will explore the action browser and how actions add interactivity and excitement to your flipcharts. Participants will look at some of the most common actions and their educational/curricular applications.

Objectives:

  • Identify and explore the action browser
  • Discover ways to use common actions in your lessons
  • Explore the drag and drop actions

Click here to register.

12pm, Browsers 101 – Have you been using ActivInspire, but find yourself lost? This session will provide you a clear overview of each of the browsers and how to navigate through the program.

Objectives:

  • Identify and explore the browsers in ActivInspire
  • Discover how to effectively use the features of each browser

Click here to register.

3pm, The power of Multimedia – Kids watch on average 3 hours of TV, 2 hours of online content, and 1 hour of video games every day!  Tapping into multiple learning styles via multimedia helps bring learning alive! Explore what brain research tells us about multimedia instruction, and learn how to reach your 21st century learners through the proper use of images, sound, and video.

Objectives:

  • Define multimedia learning and discuss the research
  • Discover how to effectively integrate multimedia in the K-‐12 classroom
  • Recognize how to engage students in the learning process with multimedia

Click here to register.

5pm, Wake Up Your Readers – Tired of the same old, same old? This session will feature tips and tricks to make reading lessons come alive using the ActivBoard.

Objectives:

  • Outline best practices in reading
  • Discuss the research behind using interactive whiteboards in literacy education
  • Discover new ways of using ActivInspire in your reading class
  • Explore online reading resources to use on your ActivBoard

Click here to register.

Monday, October 31

8am, Introduction to ActivInspire – This session is for the teacher that has never used ActivInspire or is transitioning from ActivStudio to ActivInspire for the first time. Participants will learn the main features of ActivInspire including the basic skills to create simple flipcharts.

Objectives:

  • Review the features of the ActivBoard – pens, calibration
  • Become familiar with the ActivInspire interface: Browsers, Menu, Toolbar
  • Learn the basic tools
  • Work with objects and using the object toolbar
  • Add and formatting text
  • Explore Promethean Planet

Click here to register.

10 am, Basic Skills – This session goes beyond the main features of ActivInspire and is for teachers who are familiar with the layout of ActivInspire and the basic tools. Participants will learn about the desktop tools, resource browser and the settings.

Objectives:

  • Review the features of the ActivBoard – dual pens, calibration
  • Use the desktop tools to capture video, images, etc.
  • Explore the resource browser and customize your resources
  • Find & import resources packs from Promethean Planet
  • Identify and utilize the notes browser
  • Import pdf files
  • Explore settings and profiles
  • Modify toolbar by adding/deleting tools

Click here to register.

12pm, Beyond the Basics – This session is for the teacher who is ready to learn more than the basics. Participants will explore the browsers and how to incorporate more interactivity and media into flipcharts.

Objectives:

  • Explore the advanced tools (hammer/wrench functions)
  • Use the on screen recorder
  • Use the object browser- layer objects and use magic ink.
  • Introduce the features of the property browser
  • Assign actions and use the drag and drop action feature
  • Import media and use Zamzar
  • Explore resources on the internet and create web links

Click here to register.

2pm, Advanced Skills – This session is designed for the advanced user. Participants will learn what makes an interactive flipchart and how to incorporate advanced flipchart objects such as containers, restrictors, and actions.

Objectives:

  • Explore the features of the property browser in depth
  • Incorporate advanced skills including containers, restrictors and actions
  • Explore grids and page properties
  • Use gradation with backgrounds and shapes

Click here to register.

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