In the MCPS Middle School Reform report, one of the recommended actions was to "Utilize innovative classroom technology in selected content area classes to actively engage students in instruction."
Innovative hardware and software tools from Promethean are part of this effort and include an interactive whiteboard, software, slates, and a class set of student reponse devices that allow teachers to efficiently assess student knowledge in order to adjust instruction as needed.
Promethean Planet: free online resource center providing educators from around the globe the ability to share new and innovative lessons, and to access an abundance of learning resources for immediate use with the Activclassroom teaching solution.
Promethean World: online professional development, knowledgebase, and research articles.
Promethean Podcast: Teacher Feature: monthly podcast, highlighting the accomplishments of educators using the Activclassroom components. Videos can be viewed on the web or in iTunes.
Promethean Podcast: Activtips: short video tutorials on various techniques users frequently employ when using the Activstudio and Activprimary software applications.
Atomic Learning: Activstudio: over 20 free video tutorials
Brief Flash movie demonstations
Connect PowerPoint to a Flipchart
Add Text Boxes
Create a New FlipChart
Enter Design Mode
Save a Flipchart
Insert New Pages
Add Text Boxes
Copy and Paste Text and Images
Group Objects - Lock and Unlock
Brief video tutorials on configuring and using the Promethean hardware.
Calibrating the ActivBoard
Using the Pen
Adjusting the Tool Palette
ActiVote: configuration and voting
ActivSlate: configuration and use