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Ways to access the Interactive Whiteboard

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Ways to access the Interactive Whiteboard


Ways to support accessing the Interactive Whiteboard

Many Special Education Teachers in TDSB are discovering the different ways to use the Promethean Board as a tool to support student learning. In the classroom, teachers and students often use the ActivPen and touch (finger) to access the Promethean Board. We wanted to remind you that there are other ways to interact with the Board that might make participation for all students more accessible. Below you will find some suggestions of other ways for teachers and students to interact with lessons and activities on the Promethean Board.



ActivPen
Button on pen = right click



Finger (touch)
Touch Options in ActivInspire:
• touch turned off
• touch as select (pointer) only
• full touch 

(use touch with any tool in ActivInspire)






ActivWand
ActivWand helps students reach the board (great for students in wheelchairs). NOTE: you need to press button on wand to select objects on the board. (button = left click)
Adding foam tip (taken from a microphone) to ActivWand reduces noise when wand touches the board (great for students with sensory sensitivities).





ActivSlate
Allows student or teacher to interact with the Promethean Board from anywhere in the room. The ActivPen you use with the Slate is the same as the ActivPen you use with the Board.

Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
Allows student or teacher to interact with the Promethean Board using the wireless mouse or type in text using the wireless keyboard from anywhere in the room.

ActivPen in Tennis Ball
Students can grasp tennis ball with two hands and interact with the board. This is great for students who have difficulty holding a pen.


ActivPen in “Squishy” Ball
Students can grasp “Squishy” ball with one or two hands and interact with the board. This is great for students who have difficulty holding a pen.



Click the link to download your own copy of the above document created by the SEA team:
Ways to access the Promethean IWB

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