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These resources include tutorials, manuals, training materials, lesson plan templates, and more for use with your ActivStudio/ActivBoard instruction.
If you are taking or plan to take the free Foundation Skills online course through Promethean Learning, you can use this practice flipchart to supplement the course.You will need to open this flipchart on a computer that has ActivStudio installed on it, or you will need to download the free Flipchart Reader software on www.prometheanplanet.com

Foundation Skills Practice Flipchart





Download AND SAVE this flipchart so that you can save the changes you make to it.
You can also click on the link in the Navigation area for ActivStudio Skills Course Toolkit to access other training resources that supplement each Topic in the online Promethean Course.



Setting Up Your ActivBoard and Basic Use Instructions

Setting Up Your ActivBoard

Directions for connecting and setting up your ActivBoard, laptop, and projector.

ActivBoard Quickies

ActivBoard Quickies

An step-by-step guide to completing basic skills on the ActivBoard.

Creating Flip Charts
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Creating Flipcharts With ActivStudio

Creating Flipcharts Using Activstudio

This is a thorough, step-by-step guide to using the basic and advanced functions of Activstudio software.

Adding New Clip Art and Other Resources To

Adding New Clip Art and Other Resources to Your Activstudio Resource Library

This document shows you how to download Resource Packs containing clip art, images, and backgrounds, from the Promethean Planet Web site and import them into your Shared Collections using the Activresource Manager software.

Lesson Plan Template to Integrate ActivBoard

Lesson Plan Template for Integrating the ActivBoard into Existing Lesson Plans

This template provides an area for your existing lesson to be written, and an area to include "brainstormed" ideas and actvities for enhancing student participation via the ActivBoard.

Using Your ActivBoard as a Chalkboard

Using Your ActivBoard as a Chalkboard

This document shows how to use your Activboard for notations during lessons.

Exporting Board Notes to Edline from Your ActivBoard

Exporting Your Board Notes to Edline

This tutorial provides step-by-step information about saving your daily Activboard notes and uploading them to your Edline page for students who may have missed that class.

Use the Camera Tool to Copy Docs and Images From Textbooks

Using the Camera Tool to Copy Documents and Images from Textbooks CDs

This tool will show you how to use the Camera Tool to capture documents and activities from your supplmental textbook CDs that can be added to Flipchart pages.

Create Questions or Sentences and Hide the Answer to Reveal

Create Questions and Answers to Hide and Reveal Later

This tool shows how to use shapes to hide information in a flipchart lesson until you are ready to present or display it.

My Activstudio Video Screencast Tutorials






Adding a Web Link to a Flipchart Lesson


This tutorial demonstrates how to place a thumbnail of a Web page on a flipchart page so it can be opened by clicking on the thumbnail image of the Web site.


Adding Video to a Flipchart Lesson

This tutorial demonstrates how to add a video to a flipchart lesson using an action object on the page.




Activstudio Top Teaching Tips



My ActivStudio TeacherTube Tutorials


Activstudio: Adding a BackgroundThis screenshot tutorial demonstrates how to add a background from the resource library in ActivStudio software.
Activstudio: Using the Pen Tool
This screenshot tutorial demonstrates how to use the Pen Tool with the ActivBoard interactive whiteboard.
Activstudio: Using the Eraser Tool
This screenshot tutorial demonstrates how to use the Eraser Tool when creating a flipchart.
Activstudio: Using the Clear Tool
This screenshot tutorial demonstrates how to use the Clear Tool in ActivStudio software.
Activstudio: Adding a Textbox
This screenshot tutorial demonstrates how to add a text box to your flipchart page.
Activstudio: Adding an Image to your Flipchart Page
This screenshot tutorial demonstrates how to add an image to your flipchart page.
Activstudio: Editing an Image
This screenshot tutorial explains and demonstrates how to edit an image on your flipchart page.
Activstudio: Editing an Image 2
This screenshot tutroial explains further how to edit an image that was added to a flipchart page.
Activstudio: Locking Images
This screenshot tutorial demonstrates how to lock an image so it does not move in the Presentation Mode.
Activstudio: Locking Several Images Together
This screenshot tutorial demonstrates how to lock several images together to create on object on your flipchart page.
ActivStudio: Using Layers Part 1
This video demonstrates how layers work in the Activstudio software and how they can be integrated into your flipchart lesson. This is Part One of three videos.
Activstudio Using Layers Part 2
This video demonstrates how layers work in the Activstudio software and how they can be integrated into your flipchart lesson. This is Part Two of three videos.
Activstudio Using Layers Part 3
This video demonstrates how layers work in the Activstudio software and how they can be integrated into your flipchart lesson. This is Part Three of three videos.
Activstudio Using Actions Part 1
This video demonstrates how to add actions to your flipchart lessons. This is part 1 of 4.
Activstudio Using Actions Part 2
This video demonstrates how to add actions to your flipchart lessons. This is part 2 of 4.
Activstudio Using Actions Part 3
This video demonstrates how to add actions to your flipchart lessons. This is part 3 of 4.
ActivStudio: Using Actions Part 4
This video demonstrates how to add actions to your flipchart lessons. This is part 4 of 4.




Promethean Activtip Video Tutorials

These videos are also available on the Promethean Planet Web site.


Activating Spell Checker in ActivstudioEradicate misspelled words in Activstudio lessons. Simply activate the spell check feature to display misspelled words.
Creating Action Objects
Bring your flipchart lessons to life by creating actions and animations to objects within Activstudio.
Adding Toolbar ProgramsLearn how to add program icons to the toolbar and launch secondary applications from within Activstudio.
Aligning Objects on a Flipchart Page
Take several objects on a page and line them up horizontally or vertically with the click of a button. It\'s just that easy!
Arranging WindowsEasily move between several opened flipcharts, sharing objects and pages while viewing the contents of each lesson.
Back in TimeBy superimposing one photo over another and changing the transparency of the top image, flipchart authors can create a time-lapse effect that's sure to impress students and impact the enjoyment of lessons.
Background Color
Change the default background color in Activstudio from white to a different color.
Background Hiding Part 1
Using the camera tool, take a small section of an existing background and use it to hide text or images. Part 1 of 2.
Background Hiding Part 2Using the camera tool, take a small section of an existing background and use it to hide text or images. Part 2 of 2.
Changing the XY Axis
Use the XY Axis in Activstudio to move objects incrementally as needed.
Color Picker
This features a quick and easy method for hiding text using the 'Color Picker' in Activstudio. An effective method for generating interest in various lessons, this technique will allow you to hide questions and answers on a particular page.
Containers
Accept or reject objects in designated areas by creating containers within Activstudio.
Using a Countdown Clock
Using Activstudio, create a clock using an image from the resource library to prompt student responses in a timely manner.
Creating Custom Toolbars
Create custom toolbars to facilitate easy access to useful tools depending on the lesson and curriculum area.
Creating Question Pages in Activstudio
Develop question pages for assessment purposes using the resource library or the dashboard in Activstudio.
Customizing Your Toolbar
Using the customize option, change the size, orientation and colors of your Activstudio toolbar.
Customizing Your Screen
Activstudio's user interface can easily be modified to suit every teacher's needs - find out how with this informative Activtip.
Dissecting a Flipchart Part 1
Take a flipchart apart, piece by piece, to determine how it was built. Part 1 of 2.
Dissecting a Flipchart Part 2
Take a flipchart apart, piece by piece, to determine how it was built. Part 2 of 2.
Drag a Copy
Don't waste time endlessly duplicating images. Learn how to simply drag a copy.
Drag Text
Quickly and easily add text to your flipchart by dragging it in from another application.
Fill Tool With Text
Although an easy technique to master in Activstudio, using the 'Fill Tool' to change the color of words or text on a page can be a tremendously effective way to highlight key words or phrases on a page.
Floating Keyboard
Explore numerous options for using and displaying the Activstudio floating keyboard.
Grouping Objects
By grouping text and images together, grabbing and moving objects becomes much easier. This video offers a quick tutorial on how to group items in Activstudio, making them easier to find and move during a lesson.
Handwriting Recognition
Learn how using the handwriting recognition tool keeps text crisp and clean on the page, regardless of how neatly the words are written by the student.
Hiding and Showing Text
Using Activstudio's vast array of built in images, graphics and shapes, lessons quickly become interactive for students when questions and answers are hidden and revealed on flipchart pages. Learn how to employ this effective technique!
Hiding Text Part 2
There are numerous ways to hide text in Activstudio. Take a look at an alternative method for hiding text in a flipchart.
Inserting Local Images
This Activtip will show you how to insert an image from your computer to your Activstudio page.
Locking Objects
Accidentlly moving objects on a page that are supposed to remain locked can be aggravating. Use this Activtip to learn how to lock them down and keep them in place.
Magic Revealer
Using the Promethean Planet forum as a resource, learn how to use incredible techniques, such as the Magic Revealer tool.
Moving an Image
Quickly and easily drag and drop images from secondary applications, including the Internet.
Moving Incrementally
Learn how to move objects on a flipchart page incrementally.
Moving Restricted ObjectsLearn how to have objects on a restricted path move together. This is based on a flipchart submitted to Promethean by Peter Kent, a teacher in Australia.
Page Notes
Using the 'Page Notes' feature in Activstudio is an effective menthod for documenting important information for future delivery of a lesson. Whether utilizing Page Notes as a means of providing instructions for a third party or as a reminder for yourself the next time you deliever the lesson, you will have a great reminders as to what works!




Training Flipcharts and Documents

The following flipcharts and companion documents teach specific Activstudio skills. You will need to open the training flipcharts on a computer with Activstudio software.


Actions Training


Restrictors Training


Containers Training


Creating Spyglass Revealers for Your Flipcharts (also has spyglasses already created for you to use.)
Magic Spyglass Flipchart #1



Magic Spyglass Flipchart #2


Directions for Changing an Existing Document into a Flipchart Document with "Hide and Reveal" Text

Moving an Existing Lesson Document to a Flipchart Lesson With

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