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Anche Promethean va sulle nuvole

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 teachers to a lesson content sharing community of over 1.7 million teachers worldwide.

In addition, ClassFlow allows teachers to foster student engagement by connecting mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops to classroom displays and interactive whiteboards. As a result, teachers can use real-time student responses to instantly adjust any lesson plan in the moment of learning.

There’s not a lot of detail about the platform on the ClassFlow website right now such as pricing and licensing arrangements. Hopefully more details will be released soon.

ClassFlow from Promethean

Coming on the heels of the announcement about SmartAmp from Smart last month, it does look like the big 2 interactive whiteboard companies are about to embrace the cloud as a way of bridging the gap between the whiteboard at the front of the class and other classroom devices.

Classflow will be on display at the Bett show in January. If I find out anything more I’ll share it here.

Read more http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2013/12/promethean-announce-classflow-cloud-based-teaching-platform/

Promethean e qualche risorsa dedicata alle vacanze invernali

Winter Holidays

Winter is here, so why not explore the traditions of this holiday period with this theme?
We’ve collected a list of winter themed resources taken from around the globe, plus, there are some great tips on how to make maximum use of your software with your winter lessons.

Celebrate Around the World

This time of year is crammed full of holiday celebrations. Instead of struggling with the excitement of the holiday season, embrace it!

Make a graph. Talk to students about the various celebrations during this time of the year, and chart or graph what religious holidays are celebrated in their households.

Take time to share. This is an exciting time of year for students, and they are eager to share family customs. Whether it’s lighting the Hanukkah candles on the menorah, stringing the Christmaslights on the tree or eating twelve grapes at the stroke of midnight for New Year’s, students love to inform others of their family traditions. Allow time for sharing by encouraging students to make a presentation or bring in a favorite holiday recipe.

Look at a map. Display a map of the world either on the classroom wall or on the interactive whiteboard. Discuss what religion is most common in certain countries, then mark what religious or nonreligious holidays are celebrated for each country during this time of year.


Read Stories

There are so many holiday stories and books out there to read with your students. We asked our Promethean Planet members and Facebook friends to share some of their favorite books to read to students during this time of year.

Here’s what they recommended:

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

The Gift of the Magi – O.Henry

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Barbara Robinson

The Question – Scott J. Langteau

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Do you have a special book you like to read to your students around this time of the year? Share the title with the community, and we’ll update the list! 


Make the Connection

Think you can’t teach the winter holidays because you have a curriculum to get through? Nonsense! Take a little holiday cheer and work it into your lessons. Not only will you be teaching necessary skills, but students will love it!

Write a poem. Rather than use standard paper to write a poem on, give students festive shapes like dreidels or trees.

Do a little writing. Assign students the task of writing a persuasive essay to argue why they should receive a particular present, or make the writing task more creative by having students author their own holiday story.

Additional tip: Try giving students a story starter will help point students in the right direction.

Wrap some presents. Gift wrapping is perfect for teaching measurement and surface area calculation.

Review shapes and symmetry. it never fails, students love creating paper snowflakes. Take this love for the arts and crafts, and give it some guidelines. Create rules for the number of shapes have to be included and have students draw the lines of symmetry.

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Promethean e i pacchetti risorse per la poesia

Poetry

This Poetry theme highlights some of the beautiful and poetic resources available to download on Promethean Planet, from learning about Shakespeare to John Keats. As well as resources, why not also find out how you can integrate ActivInspire into your poetry lessons for maximum effect?
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Promethean e le risorse per docenti sulla poesia

Poetry

This Poetry theme highlights some of the beautiful and poetic resources available to download on Promethean Planet, from learning about Shakespeare to John Keats. As well as resources, why not also find out how you can integrate ActivInspire into your poetry lessons for maximum effect?

Promethean e le risorse per la Poesia

Poetry

This Poetry theme highlights some of the beautiful and poetic resources available to download on Promethean Planet, from learning about Shakespeare to John Keats. As well as resources, why not also find out how you can integrate ActivInspire into your poetry lessons for maximum effect?

Study the Style

Practice using descriptive words. Get students used to usingdescriptive words by creating activities where using descriptive words essential. At a very simple level, have a mystery bag containing one item. Then ask a student to place their hand inside the bag, describe what they are feeling to the class, and have the class make guesses based on what is being described.

Additional Tip: For older students, try giving students a story where all the describing words have been removed, then ask them to fill in the blanks. As a fun follow-up, have students share their stories with each other.

Become familiar with literary terms. Similesmetaphors,onomatopoeia and alliteration are just a few of the literary styles used in poetry writing. The more familiar students are with these, the more success they will experience at poetry writing.

Know the types of poetry. Sonnets, couplets, ballads, limericks, haikus, acrostic, blank verse, cinquains and diamante are just a handful of the many different types or styles of poetry. For younger students, it may be easier to start with the comparatively simple styles like, diamante, alphabet, haiku and acrostic poems. As students get older or become more comfortable with poetry, start introducing the more complex types like blank verse and sonnets.


Relive the Greats

It is impossible to list all the great poets of the past, but here are a few names and lessons to get you started.

Robert Frost
William Blake
Maya Angelou
Robert Burns
E.E. Cummings
Langston Hughes
Shel Silverstein
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Emily Dickinson
Walt Whitman
Emily Bronte

Have a favorite poet? Share your lesson with the Planet community.


Create a Poem

Teaching students how to write a poem can be a difficult task, so here are some tips to make it easier.

Use refrigerator magnets. These can be the real refrigerator magnets or interactive ones! Use the magnets to start a line, and then have the students add a word as they come into the room. Another idea is to have students work in small groups to create their own poems.

Practice with rhyming words or do a word seed activity using ActivExpression LRS devices. Generate students interest by getting them involved in the activity. Put up a word on the board, and have students text in words that rhyme or are opposites. This activity can be a little more free form by supplying a word, then asking students to respond with the first word that pops into their head. Then as a class, use the words to create a poem collaboratively.

Promethean e le risorse per l’Algebra

Algebra

Boring algebra lessons are now banished to the past – this Planet theme aims to show you how mathematics can be interactive, engaging and fun, while helping your class to learn at the same time. Don’t forget to visit the resources section to download lots of math related content, from flipcharts to resource packs, free to use on the whiteboard!

Here, you’ll find useful tips for your lessons about algebra, including: finding algebra resources at the click of your mouse; linking to external websites; and using ActiVotes for discussion.

You’ll also learn about working with ActivExpression and where to find Learner Response templates, and how to double the interaction in your classroom with Dual User Mode. You can also download the resources you see in the article!


Algebra Resources at the Click of a Mouse!

There are hundreds of great free resources on Planet, created specifically for algebra. We’ve also partnered with publishers to give you access to outstanding resources, such as EDpaX. Each EDpaX flipchart contains enough activities to use over several lessons, and includes printable teacher planning pages.

For more flipcharts by EDpaX, visit the Planet Store or simply do a keyword search for lessons using “EDpaX.”

By the way, if you want to search for other algebra lessons, both free and publisher created, try a variety of key search terms, such as:

  • Slope
  • Variables
  • Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Order of operations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Inequalities

Linking to External Websites

With so many great interactive websites available now for algebra, it’s a good idea to know how to link to specific web-based activities from right within your flipchart. That way, you don’t have to waste time looking for the site in your bookmarks, and the activity link will be part of your lesson.

There are several ways to do this. One way is to go to the Insert menu and choose Insert > Link > Website. Just paste the URL and click save!

Another way is to give an action to an image on the flipchart page. Just select the object and open the Action Browser. From the list, select the action “Open Website,” paste in the URL and click Apply Changes.


ActiVote – More than Just for a Quiz

ActiVotes can also be used to stimulate discussion. In the lesson shown above, the students are given 10 statements. Each student uses his/her ActiVote to choose whether each statement is always true, sometimes true, or never true.

If the statement is always true, the students should be able to give a rule or a property that justifies the claim. If the statement is sometimes true, they should be able to give an example showing that it can be true, and a counterexample showing that it can be false. If the statement is never true, they should be able to give a rule or a property that is contradicted by the statement.

Download this lesson – Always, Sometimes, Never – for ideas on how ActiVotes can be used in algebra for more than just simple multiple choice quizzes.


ActivExpression Learner Response Systems

You may have heard about ActivExpression devices. They allow students to send in answers to questions via the telephone-like keypad. Answers can be numeric, text, sorting and multiple answers correct.

Here’s a quote from a Planet member in the forum who uses ActivExpression: “We use ActivExpression in maths, and I think it is wonderful … I have low-set year 8’s typing in answers such as T(n) = 3n – 4 after being given a sequence of numbers. Their personal challenge is to be the last to answer before I press the stop button, and only correct answers count. So if you play along with them you get loads done and have real fun.”

Don’t forget to check out the great Learner Response activities that are provided with ActivInspire!


Twice the Interaction with Dual-User Mode

ActivBoards that are upgraded with ActivArena upgrade kit, can take advantage of the “Dual User Mode” of ActivInspire Professional Edition. This mode allows two students to work at the ActivBoard simultaneously, either on two separate problems, or collaboratively in the same space. This can also be a way for the teacher to model a problem while another works alongside.

There are some GREAT templates for algebra that were designed for dual user. In the image to the right, you can see one with algebra tiles (binomials and polynomials). Identical sets of positive tiles are available to the left and to the right side of the workspace so that learners can contribute equally, and at the same time. A set of negative tiles is available in the middle for learners to share. The page notes on each template page give full directions and great ideas.

These are available in your ActivInspire Resource Library or you can download this Algebra Resource Pack to get at a few samples really quickly!

Promethean risorse su engineering physics robotics

 

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Properties and Changes of Matter

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Three Laws of Motion

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