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Grade levels: Primary (Teacher Use Only), Intermediate (Teacher Use Only), Middle, High

ActivInspire is Promethean’s downloadable instructional delivery system that can be used with or without an ActivBoard or ActivPanel.

ActivInspire provides a vast suite of tools to create and deliver dynamic lessons. Some of the tools included in the program can be used to assess student learning and manage classroom activities (through tools such as a timer, spotlight, and ticker-tape). Make your lessons more interactive and engaging for students by using ActivInspire.

Access: ActivInspire can be installed on a BCPS issued Windows device by accessing the Microsoft InTune Portal through the Edge web browser.

  • To use ActivInspire interactively on a Promethean Board, you will need to install ActivDriver from the Microsoft InTune Portal through the Edge web browser.

  • If you want to access the Resource Pack in ActivInspire for pre-made templates, images and activities, follow these directions: Resource Pack Installation

Complete the Microsoft Form to request additional support or professional learning.

Learning How

ActivInspire is accessible to all BCPS teachers and to students in grades 6-12 on their Windows desktop. Promethean has an extensive training and support resource built directly into the ActivInspire Interface. Users can access support at any time by clicking on the user icon in the top right corner and selecting Help. Users can also visit the Learn Promethean Site for helpful videos and resources.

Quick Start Guide

Choice Board

**NOTE: Windows extended desktop mode does not support ActivInspire interactivity when using ActivBoards. The interactive pen and tools in ActivInspire will only work interactively if the display mode is set to Duplicate. (See this resource on setting up multiple displays.) Interactivity in ActivInspire is also fully supported when using an ActivPanel with touch interface.

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Empowered Learner. 1c - Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Ideas for Use

  • Create and share interactive lessons with your students to be used whole or small group.

  • Use as a whiteboard or collaborative work space.

  • Use ActivInspire to create screencasts that can be used as instructional resources.

  • Use the pre-made templates and resources to engage your students.

  • Create center activities with self checking options throughout.

  • Annotate over anything on the screen.

  • Use management tools included in the program like timers, tickertape, spotlight, etc to make teaching easier.

  • Import PDF's to add interactive features.