Use this five-step guide to create and customise your ActivInspire profile so you can use it exactly the way you want in the staffroom and classroom. Please add a comment here if you have any questions!
Looking for new ways to engage your students using ActivInspire? This short video shows you how to add Magic Ink to a flipchart, allowing you to hide and reveal text and images: Thanks to Lucy Widdowson for finding this! YouTube and Promethean Planet have hundreds of great videos that should inspire even the most jaded … Continue reading
BC Hong Kong has now made the leap from ancient ActivStudio to ActivInspire, the new Interactive Whiteboard software from Promethean. For a collection of short tutorials accessible from work or home, register for a free Promethean course, Introduction to ActivInspire. It has two options – Primary for those of you teaching VYL to UP and Studio for JS to Adult. The course is well … Continue reading
Ever wanted to add phonemic script to a document or flipchart? These free online tools are all useful ways to do it: Script Typewriter 1.6 Phonetizer PhoTransEdit Make sure you use a Unicode font in your document. Lucida Unicode is good, and a standard font in Microsoft Office.
Not a sign in a butcher’s shop as you might expect – though every bit as badly punctuated – TodaysMeet is a great free online chat tool that can liven up any lesson. Text-based communication can help draw out contributions from quieter students who prefer expressing themselves in writing, and it can help all learners reflect … Continue reading
BC Hong Kong will soon be switching from ancient ActivStudio to ActivInspire, the new Interactive Whiteboard software from Promethean. Don’t worry – all the resources you’ve created using ActivStudio will run using ActivInspire. For a collection of short tutorials accessible from work or home, register for a free Promethean course, Introduction to ActivInspire. It has … Continue reading