Core Essentials

Course Description

This face-to-face training is designed for those new to Activboards. It is offered as a one-day training during the school year and summer (for credit). 
Participants will practice using the basic features and tools of the software. The concepts taught will demonstrate how to utilize the Activboard (the interactive whiteboard) and ActivInspire's (the software) as an interactive part of classroom instruction. This is a slow-paced, hands-on training to help teachers use their boards the very next day. The class starts from level 0 and proceeds from there. Through a hands-on approach, participants are able to create interactive, engaging flipcharts and use a variety of basic tools to integrate this technology across the curriculum

Topics covered as a part of this training include:
  • Technology vocabulary.
  • Hands-On practice using the board.
  • Connecting the computer to the board and basic troubleshooting.
  • Board calibration and operation.
  • Annotations tools (pen & highlighter) and ActivInspire software introduction.
  • Basic content and object tools (shape & text).
  • Main toolbox.
  • Simple flipchart creation.
  • Creating lesson activities with the resource browser.
  • Manipulating, changing, and grouping objects.
  • Lesson Activities.
  • Tutorial of where to find WCSD resources.
  • Introduction to the browsers (page, notes, and resource browsers).
  • Innovative, practical strategies for using the most effective and easily accessible interactive whiteboard tools and resources.
  • Dozens of outstanding ideas for using interactive whiteboards to significantly enhance student learning.
  • Powerful techniques to positively impact classroom management with your interactive whiteboard.
  • Downloading & adapting Promethean Planet lessons and resource packs, too.
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