ActivInspire is a program for general education and higher education teachers. It is used to create and present lessons on the interactive whiteboard. In addition to the tools for creating presentation slideshows, the program offers the functions of displaying the full image and individual parts on the projector. It can also be used to conduct surveys of the entire class and small groups of students. The software even has a separate ExpressPoll tool that helps you to interview students as you go along with the lesson.
Lessons and presentations in ActivInspire can be created from scratch or using ready-made templates from the Promethean Planet service. In addition to templates, it offers teachers other useful "resources" for preparing interactive lessons. Unfortunately, most of the content offered is paid for. However, ActivInspire itself is also worth the money. Before you buy a license, you can try the program for two months.
The interface of the ActivInspire Lesson Editor is a bit similar to that of PowerPoint. The main window is divided into a working area and a window for switching between slides. To add new elements and text to the slide, a special control panel is used. It allows you to call up basic drawing tools, customize the presentation profile, and set the display of individual elements on a slide by clicking or according to the timer.
The developer of the program is Promethean, a major manufacturer of interactive whiteboards, electronic pointers and other equipment designed for modern classrooms. Support for most of the company's products was originally built into ActivInspire.
- allows you to create and present lessons on interactive whiteboards;
- makes it possible to conduct rapid surveys of students;
- contains a convenient control panel to help you create your slideshows;
- offers ready-made templates and lesson profiles;
- is fully translated into Russian and contains detailed documentation.