Promethean users should hopefully already know about the Promethean Planet site, which provided ready-made ActivInspire resources to download, community discussion and technical support. Well, the big news is that Promethean Planet is moving, and becoming part of Promethean ClassFlow.
Planet users will continue to find flipcharts, resource packs, and other teaching resources within ClassFlow. You will be able to download and use your ActivInspire resources just as you always have. However, you also will have added benefit of delivering lessons and assessments, using the ClassFlow platform.
The Marketplace is the place to go for ready-made resources to use on your Promethean board. Inside the ClassFlow marketplace, you will find a variety of educational content, including multimedia resources, assessments, ClassFlow lessons, and of course ActivInspire flipcharts.
Use the filters down the left of the screen to sort by subject, year, and whether they are free or paid resources. Users of Promethean Planet should find all this familiar, but just a little faster!
It also contains powerpoint files, Word documents and pdf files, so users of other brands of whiteboard might also find this site useful. Use the filter on the left of the screen to search for particular file types.
Click on a resource to view a preview and to add it to your My Resources area on ClassFlow.
From here you can click on your files to view them in ClassFlow or download them to use in ActivInspire. Click on the arrow to download.
The community area allows you to connect with other educators from around the glob. Exchange, share, and learn about resources, curriculum, assessments, and more. Basically, it’s Promethean’s online forum. It’s a great place to get help, ideas and tech support from other Promethean users around the world.
What is Classflow?
Ifyou’ve not yet seen it, ClassFlow is a free collaborative teaching and learning platform. ClassFlow enables you to share activities, assessments & lesson content with your students in real-time on any device and extend the learning environment beyond the classroom and into the home or wherever the student connects to the ClassFlow cloud. Read more about Classflow here.
You can access the Marketplace and Community areas on Classflow now. Sign up for a free account if you haven’t already. The old Promethean Planet URL works for now, but I’d expect it in the near future to bounce you over to Classflow instead. So be prepared!