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WordFountain 02-01-2018 04:14 PM

Touchscreen Promethean Board - Help!
Iíve just received a new touch screen Promethean board in my classroom. This is all brand new to me and Iíve gotten zero training. (Iím told some will come). Iím relatively tech-savy. Iíve only had it for a few days. There are no apps installed yet; so Iíve mostly only used it as a white board and internet browser (lame, I know :rolleyes:) I started to play around with it today after school, but could use some guidance. (I teach 3rd grade) That being said...

What do you like about it? What do you use it for prodominately? What are your favorite programs or apps? TIA :)

kahluablast 02-01-2018 04:17 PM

I have one. I use it mainly as a white board (although I love that I can save files and notes) and internet browser.

It really takes too long to put things together to use with it. I just don't have time to build fancy flipcharts. Or time in class to use them.

WordFountain 02-02-2018 02:00 PM

Thanks. I figure thatís where Iíll use it for now too :D

Jenny 02-02-2018 05:26 PM

Itís been a while Iíll since Iíve used it, as we had all ours pulled out, but there is a website with tons of premade resources on it that you can just download to use with their software. Might be good for some inspiration.

kahluablast 02-02-2018 05:54 PM

They had all their stuff on Promethean planet, but it looks like they have gone toward something called Classflow. I really don't like the way it works. You don't download things, you use them from online. It just isn't as easy to check things out or preview them for me.

I can do a few tricks with it, but I don't use most of the fancy stuff. Isn't worth my time.

Maceola 02-17-2018 06:03 PM

Word Fountain
You can get a free account to Classflow. This has several free premade flipchart lessons.

I enjoy showing Nat Geo videos on a the big screen.

WordFountain 02-18-2018 11:07 AM

Thanks for the additional ideas.

Iíve tried Classflow - itís ok. Iím still just noodling around on it.

I have started using Duolingo with my class. They really like using the touchscreen.

SteelerFan 02-19-2018 03:28 PM

Great for review games & activities
Anything that a child could do with a mouse on computer or touch on iPad can be done on the Promethean Board. I often use Quizlet and other interactive activities with the class. I also line the students up and have them take turns answering.

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