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.
ActivPenButton on pen = right click
Touch Options in ActivInspire:
• touch turned off
• touch as select (pointer) only
• full touch
(use touch with any tool in ActivInspire)
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