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21st Century Classroom :
Promethean Tools

Overview

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 /
Atomic Learning Resources

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

I Want to Know How To ...
Brief Flash movie demonstations
Connect PowerPoint to a Flipchart
Add Text Boxes
Create a New FlipChart

Enter Design Mode
Save a Flipchart
Open Flipcharts
Insert New Pages
Add Text Boxes
Copy and Paste Text and Images
Group Objects - Lock and Unlock

Using the Promethean Hardware

Brief video tutorials on configuring and using the Promethean hardware.

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Getting Started
Calibrating the ActivBoard
Using the Pen
Adjusting the Tool Palette

Coming Soon:

ActiVote: configuration and voting

ActivSlate: configuration and use

 

 



 

best practices

Podcast Segment: Using Promethean Tools interview segment with Chris Ground.


Sample MCPS Flipcharts

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math

english6
English 6: Determining important ideas and messages in literary texts. Note: video from training session is not available.
food
Food Chains and Energy Pyramids: Explain that the transfer and transformation of matter and energy links organisms to one another and to their physical setting.
math6
Math 6: Measures of Central Tendency - Select and justify mean, median, or mode of a data set as the best representation of data.
civilization
What's a Civilization?

 

Promethean in MCPS:
Classroom Videos

See teachers incorporate Promethean tools in their classrooms. (Coming soon)

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Updated January 10, 2008 | Maintained by David Kreisberg

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