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ActivInspire - ActivExpressions

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Create an ActivClassroom!

  • GJSMS has purchased 2 sets of ActivExpressions and will be purchasing 2 additional sets shortly; the Special Ed department will be purchasing a set for their department in the Spring. An interactive whiteboard is NOT required to use ActivInspire and ActivExpressions! 
  • Professional development is required before the devices can be used with ActivInspire software; see the Professional Development opportunities at the bottom of this page. Teachers engaging in professional development may request installation of ActivInspire software on their classroom computers; contact Kelly Ray or Steve Barth.  


PROCEDURES for Using ActivExpressions 


  1. RESERVE a set of ActivExpressions on the AV-Technology Reservations Sheet:  SHARED drive > Tech Resources > Equipment Reservations
  2. See Kelly or Donna in the Library Office to retrieve the ActivExpressions Kit you reserved (Kits are secured in locked cabinet in the AV room) 
  3. Use your class lists to assign students an ActivExpressions device number for your class, for the entire school year (#1-32).  Have students write their assigned device number in the space provided on their Student Computer ID Card.
  4. Ensure that all devices have been returned before dismissing each class. 
  5. Remember to return the ActivHub to the bag before returning the Kit to the Library Office.
  6. Return the Kit promptly at the end of your reservation so that it's available for the next user. 
  7. Return the Kit directly to Donna or Kelly so that we can lock it up; if we're not around, leave it on the round table in the Library Office and send us both an email to let us know you dropped it off. 



ActivInspire Resources 








ActivExpressions Resources




Professional Development Opportunities


Option 1: Series of three after-school workshops facilitated by an OIT instructor @ GJSMS Library (held September 13/20/27, 2012)


Option 2: Free Online Courses offered on Promethean Planet 

  • Introduction to ActivInspire covers the basic skills needed to create a simple, interactive flipchart. Take this one FIRST
  • Then take  Learner Response System for ActivInspire 1.6  which covers ActivExpressions.


Option 3: Inservice Course & Workshops offered by OIT  

  • Interactive Whiteboard Technologies Inservice Course covers ActivInspire (1 MSDE credit)
  • OIT also offers two Workshops on ActivExpressions; the Interactive Whiteboard Technologies CPD Inservice Course is a required pre-requisite for these Workshops
  •  Check the CPD and Workshops Catalogs under Office of Instructional Technology for availability of the course/workshops.


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