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TABLE OF CONTENTS DESIGNED FOR INTERACTIVE USE................................................................................................................................................. 3 CLEANING YOUR BOARD.................................................................................................................................................................. 4 ACTIVPEN.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 CALIBRATE THE BOARD ................................................................................................................................................................... 4 DASHBOARD......................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 PROFILES ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 CHANGING SETTINGS OF A PROFILE ............................................................................................................................................. 6 PAGE SCALE OPTIONS ....................................................................................................................................................................... 7 PIN VIEW OPTIONS.............................................................................................................................................................................. 7 PEN/HIGHLIGHTER TOOL .................................................................................................................................................................. 8 PEN MODIFIER...................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 UNDO-REDO-RESET-ERASE-CLEAR -SELECT TOOLS................................................................................................................. 9 MARQUEE HANDLES ........................................................................................................................................................................ 10 DELETING OBJECTS FROM A PAGE. ............................................................................................................................................. 11 SHAPE TOOL ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 11 EDIT SHAPE POINTS.......................................................................................................................................................................... 12 TEXT TOOL.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 EDITING TEXT .................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 SPELL CHECK ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 GROUPING TWO OR MORE OBJECTS TOGETHER...................................................................................................................... 13 DRAG A COPY..................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 LAYERING ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 FILL TOOL ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 DESKTOP ANNOTATION .................................................................................................................................................................. 14 BROWSERS .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 RESOURCE BROWSER ...................................................................................................................................................................... 15 PAGES BROWSER .............................................................................................................................................................................. 15 NOTES BROWSER .............................................................................................................................................................................. 17 OBJECT BROWSER ............................................................................................................................................................................ 17 PROMETHEAN PLANET.................................................................................................................................................................... 18 RESOURCE PACKS............................................................................................................................................................................. 19 PRESENTATION TOOLS.................................................................................................................................................................... 19 SPOTLIGHT.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 REVEALER........................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 TICKER TAPE ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 CLOCK .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 21 Math Tools ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 22 DICE ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 CALCULATOR..................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 SAVING 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DESIGNED FOR INTERACTIVE USE.

Allow you to build lessons in advance, allowing for more instructional time.

Allow you to illustrate and present content using a number of different

media forms (pictures, video, sounds, text, etc.) •

Allow you to Save, Print and Share lessons easily with colleagues.

Visit www.prometheanplanet.com to find freely downloadable flipcharts. You can also share your flipcharts by uploading them to the website.


ACTIVPEN Pen Nib

Make sure you put the nib up when you put it in the penholder. Right Click

CALIBRATE THE BOARD Take your pen and hover over the glowing Promethean guy in the upper left corner. The area will change colors. It will then walk you through six points to touch. Take this slowly and allow yourself to touch the middle of each cross hair. If you don't get in the middle, you will want to hover again and recalibrate. If you don't get a light, double-check your plugs. If your pen is spiking, check the cords as well.

CLEANING YOUR BOARD Use a clean cloth. Spray the cleaner on the cloth. (Not on the board) Wipe the board with the cloth.


DASHBOARD

Create a new one

Open an existing one Change your preferences or configure

If you need to open the dashboard, go up to the top menu. Click on View. Click on Dashboard. FOR A PRIMARY LOOK: Click on configure Click on the check "Launch next using the primary look and feel."

PROFILES Profile is there to create how your options are set. There are five default profiles. At The Board Authoring Languages Mathematics Media You can create other profiles as needed. To change profiles click on the Profile icon and select.


CHANGING SETTINGS OF A PROFILE Top Menu > EDIT Click on Profiles.

Layout - Allows you to change the position of the toolboxes, trashcan, browsers, etc. This is where you can show more colors in your toolbox.

Commands – Allows you to change what is in your toolbox. Drag from the left column to the right column to insert.

The other two tabs, User defined buttons and settings will be for later.

Use the Save feature to name a profile.


PIN VIEW OPTIONS Close the Browser

Browser Options

Pin Browser in place

Roll up and Down Toolbox Options

Pin toolbox

PAGE SCALE OPTIONS Click on the arrow to select from a drop down list for other sizes. Full screen tool displays the page over the entire screen without the menus. Click on it again to go back to your flipchart view.


PEN/HIGHLIGHTER TOOL Click on the pen to write. The pen and the highlighter tools are Annotation Objects. Use the slider to change the thickness of the

Pen

Highlighter

pen/highlighter. Click on the color to change the color of the pen/highlighter.

PEN MODIFIER Select the Pen or the Highlighter tool. (Annotation Tool) Click on menu. Click View. Click on pen modifier. Click on the line you would like to use. You may change the color and thickness as well.


UNDO-REDO-RESET-ERASE-CLEAR -SELECT TOOLS Undo Tool - Reverses back to the last action you just did. It also can go all the way back to the last saved chart.

Reset Tool - Resets your page to the last saved version.

Redo Tool - Reapplies the action of the Undo tool. You can continue to do this until there is nothing left to undo.

Select Tool - Picks up objects, moves them, double click with this tool to get the marquee handles.

Eraser Tool - Erases any Annotation Object (Pen, Highlighter, Pen Modifiers)

Clear Tool Clear Annotations – Clears pen, highlighter, pen modifier tools Clear Objects – Clears shapes, text, images Clear Grid – Clear Background Clear page


MARQUEE HANDLES To obtain marquee handles, click on your select tool. Click on your object. Provides a pop up menu set of options

Turn and twist the object

Make the object transparent with a slider tool. Group two or more objects together if selected. Bring forward/send backward in the layer

Duplicate the object

Increase or decrease the size of an object.

Pick up the object for movement Pop Up Menu

Resize

Size object and maintain aspect


DELETING OBJECTS FROM A PAGE. Option1: Click on the Select tool. Click on your object getting marquee handles and click your delete key. Option 2: Click on the select tool. Click and hold down on your object. Drag the object to the trashcan until you see a red arrow into the trash. Let go.

SHAPE TOOL Fill color

No Fill Option

Outline Color

Outline Width

Shape Tool

To show the second column of shapes, look for the arrows at the bottom of the first column. Click it. Careful, it sometimes rolls back.


EDIT SHAPE POINTS Create a shape. If you don't have the marquee handles, use the select tool and click on it once. Click on the Edit shape point's icon.

Within the shape, you will see a square of another color. You can pull and push this in different directions to change the shape.

TEXT TOOL

Click on the text tool. Type in the box. Changing font, size, style, by using the toolbar that comes above your flip page but below the top menu bar.

EDITING TEXT Double click on the text or Click using the Select tool. Click on the ABC icon. Now, you can use the style bar to change the style or in the text box, change the letters/words.

SPELL CHECK Click on the select tool. Click on the menu button on the marquee set. Choose Spell Check.


GROUPING TWO OR MORE OBJECTS TOGETHER Click on the select tool. Click and hold down your mouse and drag a box around the two or more objects you want to group together. There will be marching ants around all the objects and the resize bubbles. Select the grouping tool from the marquee set.

DRAG A COPY Click on the select tool. Click on the object/shape/image you want the students to be able to drag a copy. Click on the menu icon. Click on "Drag a Copy".

LAYERING There are four layers. Top Layer - Annotation Objects are first placed in this layer but may be moved. Notice the highlighter and pen. Middle Layer – Text, Shapes, Images are placed here first Bottom Layer – Nothing is placed here when first brought in but can be placed here. Background – Is placed here but you will not see it. Objects may move between layers and be manipulated within the layer (front, back, etc.)


FILL TOOL Change the background or color inside a shape. You can also use this to reveal text.

DESKTOP ANNOTATION Press the desktop annotation icon to use other applications, such as the Internet with the tools from Inspire. For example: Go to a website in your website application (Firefox or safari). Go back to your flipchart. Click on the Desktop Annotation button. You will see the web page and the tools from inspire. Click on the pen and you can write on the website. Click on the Desktop Annotation icon to return to your flipchart. You will have another flipchart called Desktop Flipchart. If you click on this flipchart, you will automatically go to desktop annotation mode. Trash this flipchart by clicking on the x next to "Desktop Flipchart".

BROWSERS To show the browsers, go to the top menu. Click on View Click on browsers. There are seven browsers to choose from:

Page, Resource, Object, Notes, Property, Action, Voting Browsers


RESOURCE BROWSER This browser contains, pictures, backgrounds activities and more to pull into your flipchart. Shared Resources – This is where hundreds of resources are grouped in subjects. Click on the triangles to open up the folder and explore. Drag the resource from the browser onto the flip page you would like it to be placed.

Other Resources – Click on this icon to find a resource that may be sitting in another location in your computer such as your desktop.

My Resources – You may store resources in this section but it will affect your quota.

Search the Planet for a resource by clicking on the magnifying glass.

Search the Resource Browser. Type in a word you would like to search for. Click the play button to activate it.

PAGES BROWSER This browser allows you to quickly view, arrange and navigate all the pages in your flipchart. At the bottom of the browser, use the slide to change the view of the page browser. This will show more or less flipcharts in the browser.


In the pages browser, you will see a small piece of paper icon. Click on it. This will give you another menu set which gives you options of what to do with that flipchart.


NOTES BROWSER Add notes your flipchart pages. Use the notes to: • Help remember what you want the participants to do • Notes for what you need to discuss. • Explain how to use an action • Directions for students to do in an independent or dependent session. Changing the Formatting of the Text: On the bottom of the Notes Browser there is an icon called "Format Toolbar". Click on this icon. The toolbar for text will appear to change size, style, etc. If you download a flipchart or share a flipchart, you will see an icon near the page scale option stating that there is a note on this page. Clicking it will open the Notes Browser.

OBJECT BROWSER View the objects on the flip chart page. This browser lets you see layers and how the objects are stacked in the layers. The browser tells you what type of object it is, text, shape, pen, etc. This is where you may move objects from one layer to another or amongst the layer. It will also tell you if it is locked.


A locked object cannot be moved. To unlock it: Open to the object browser. Click on the object you would like to manipulate, lock etc. Click on the paper icon at the end of the highlighted region. A menu set will appear for you to lock and unlock the object. Note: You may do other functions here as well.

PROMETHEAN PLANET Get yourself a Promethean Planet log in. It is free. You can find lessons, flipcharts others have done, training and Resource Packs at the Planet.


RESOURCE PACKS A Resource Pack is a file that contains a group of images, resources, lessons, and/or videos and more that you can get for free at Promethean Planet. They are different than a lesson. A lesson is a flipchart with material already created. Import your Resource Pack Click on the Top Menus Click on File Click on Import Click on either Resource pack to My Resources or Shared Resources. Think of where you want your Resource Pack to reside. If they go into your "Shared resources", these exist on your computer in a part that is not backed up. Though, your quota is not affected. If they go into My Resources they are embedded into your documents folder (see saving) and do affect your quota. However, you will not loose them.

PRESENTATION TOOLS To get to the Presentation tools there are two ways. Option 1: Go up to the top menus, click on Tools Option 2: Click on the Main Menu tab in the Toolbox Click on tools.


SPOTLIGHT Click on the Spotlight tool from tools. Click on the type of spotlight you want to use. To change the size of the spotlight, move the mouse toward the edge of the shape. A double-headed arrow will appear for you to change the shape and size. To move the shape around the page, to reveal, a cross-hairs icon will appear when you move your cursor just outside of the shape. Click and drag to move the position of the spotlight. There is also a menu icon that will appear. This allows you to change the type of spotlight, take a snapshot of what is being shown and close the spotlight.

REVEALER Click on the Revealer tool from tools. The page will come up with a black screen on top of your page. You can pull down, up left or right to reveal what is underneath. You can only go in one direction. The revealer does not stay on when you move to another page. Math Tools

TICKER TAPE Create messages to scroll across the screen. You can save and edit messages for future use. Click on Tools>More tools In the pop box, you will be able to: Enter text. Change font and font color. Change background Change position on the page. Save or find your previously saved tickertape. When you open tickertape, another window pops up.


This allows you to change the speed, pause and repeat the ticker tape. To end the tickertape, click on the red button to close the window.

CLOCK Find the clock under Tools>More Tools Use the clock for timing activities, tests, clean up time or transitions to other activities. Timer is set to: hours: minutes: seconds. When you click on Count down or count up. You will get a window that allows you to set the time, perform a sound or perform an action at the end of the time.

Show/Hide Analog

Digital

Pause Count Down Both Analog and Digital

Count Up

To Find Sounds: Click on the three dots icon. Navigate to the following location. Click on the folder you want the sounds to come from and click choose. Now you will be able to see sounds when you click on the pull down menu that says no sound.


Math Tools Tools>Math Tools There are several math tools to choose from including Ruler, protractor, Compass, XY origin, Dice Roller and Calculator.

DICE Click on the Dice Roller. Choose the number of Die you would like to roll from the pop up menu. Use the slider to set the speed. Use the Roll icon to roll the die again. Click on the output to flipchart to give you the sum of the die onto your chart in a text box. Click on the red dot in the upper left corner to close the window.

CALCULATOR Use the calculator just like a calculator. Click on the green dot in the upper left corner to change the type of calculator. In a mac, the calculator goes into another application called calculator, look at the top menus for more options such as "save tape‌" conversions and "show tape".


SAVING Saving your flipcharts‌where do they go? Any changes you make to your flipchart, the flipchart will have a star next to the flipchart saying, "You made changes but haven't saved it yet."

The first time you save your flipchart, you will want to do a Save As‌ You will also want to save it into a folder called My Flipcharts. To find this folder that ActivInspire creates for you automatically, follow this path:

Once you have named it you can click save. Within your My Flipcharts folder you can also create folders such as Reading, Math, etc. or by Chapters or months.


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