A Guide to Downloading Interactive Whiteboard Software for Student Teachers (and others)
Sep20

A Guide to Downloading Interactive Whiteboard Software for Student Teachers (and others)

At this time of year I spend a lot of time running interactive whiteboard sessions with student teachers. Most of them would really like to be able to download the IWB software to their own laptops so they can practice using it for when they begin teaching. Annoyingly, this is not an easy thing to do if you’re a student teacher. To use most IWB software you need a licence key. The teachers in the placement schools will have been...

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Promethean Planet to be Replaced by Classflow
Sep09

Promethean Planet to be Replaced by Classflow

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...

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Plumbago – A Free Digital Notebook App for Windows
May13

Plumbago – A Free Digital Notebook App for Windows

Plumbago is a free digital notebook from Microsoft which, although designed with tablets in mind, works really well on an interactive whiteboard. Plumbago will work on any device running Windows 8 upwards, so it’ll run on any brand of Interactive Whiteboard that’s connected to a Windows 8/10 computer. It’ll also work fine on Windows tablets. Like most notebook software, Plumbago offers a range of papers and inks, and...

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How to Switch Promethean Classflow from the US to the UK Version.
Mar14

How to Switch Promethean Classflow from the US to the UK Version.

One thing that also happened with the release of version 4 of Promethean Classflow is the launch of the UK version of the service. The UK version of Classflow runs off a different server to the .com version, and so you will need a separate login. But don’t worry, it is possible to link up the accounts though, so you can still access resources already created on your .com login. I thought it might be useful to put together a...

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Promethean ClassFlow : Version 4 Released
Mar04

Promethean ClassFlow : Version 4 Released

ClassFlow is Promethean’s cloud-based whiteboard software and classroom management suite. ClassFlow can be used to connect classrooms by creating collaborative lessons which encourage the sharing of ideas across front-of-class interactive displays, laptops and handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets. It’s been around for a while now, gong through various iterations. Version 4 has just been released, and with it...

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Promethean Announce ActivInspire v2.0 with ClassFlow
Aug14

Promethean Announce ActivInspire v2.0 with ClassFlow

Promethean have just announced the release of ActivInspire version 2.0. This new version represents a key milestone in ActivInspire with the integration of the new ClassFlow functionality. I have yet to download and install it myself yet, but here’s the details from Promethean: Be aware that ActivInspire 2.0 WILL NOT auto-update when “checking for updates”.  You have to download the product and install it....

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BETT 2014 Roundup pt 2 : Promethean ClassFlow
Jan28

BETT 2014 Roundup pt 2 : Promethean ClassFlow

At the BETT show Promethean officially released the Beta version of ClassFlow. Like SMART Amp this is a cloud-based classroom presentation and management tool that enables teachers to create lessons, deliver interactive content across multiple devices and assess student understanding. I had a quick demo of ClassFlow on the Promethean stand, and liked what I saw! Using ClassFlow, teachers can build and access interactive lesson plans...

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New to Interactive Whiteboards? Here’s some help and advice
Jan19

New to Interactive Whiteboards? Here’s some help and advice

Whether you’ve just returned to school to find Interactive Whiteboards have been installed over the Christmas break, or you have been using an IWB for years but never really got to grips with what it can do, here’s a summary of blogposts I’ve written in the past that hopefully will prove useful to you. Photo Credit : Library Cart by Sweetjessie General IWB Ideas Here are 8 ideas to keep it Simple when getting to...

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Promethean Announce ClassFlow : a Cloud-Based Teaching Platform
Dec05

Promethean Announce ClassFlow : a Cloud-Based Teaching Platform

Promethean have announced ClassFlow, their new cloud-based teaching platform which will connect the classroom IWB to other devices such as iPads and laptops. According to the ClassFlow website: ClassFlow™ is a revolutionary cloud-based application that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more impactful. With ClassFlow, teachers can build and access interactive lessons from any web browser. ClassFlow connects...

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English Heritage Interactive Whiteboard Resources
Feb27

English Heritage Interactive Whiteboard Resources

Yesterday I spent a rather fun day delivering Interactive Whiteboard training to some of the Education staff from English Heritage in the rather impressive surroundings of Wrest Park Estate. While there I was reminded about their range of IWB resources that they’ve put onto Promethean Planet, and I thought I’d share here in case you haven’t seen them. English Heritage National Monuments Record (NMR) have produced a...

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ActivTips – hints and tips videos for Promethean ActivInspire
Oct25

ActivTips – hints and tips videos for Promethean ActivInspire

If you are a Promethean user then you really should take a look at the ActivTips area of Promethean Planet. There you’ll find short video tutorials on how to complete a variety of functions in ActivInspire, from creating containers to working with Magic Ink. Watch the ActivTips video on the site, or you can download it to your iPod by subscribing to their podcast. After the video, be sure to download the associated flipchart so...

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Interactive Whiteboards #101 : A short primer
Sep20

Interactive Whiteboards #101 : A short primer

At this time of year I find myself running a lot of interactive whiteboard training sessions for schools and colleges on how to get started with their IWB and to get going with the basics. I always direct them back to this blog to check out the IWB Guides area on here, so I thought it would be useful to collate a lot of the basic ideas that I hand out. So if you are a newly qualified teacher soon to be embarking on their teaching...

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