Promethean has launched a new version of ActivInspire Professional Edition classroom software. This now includes improved functionality and the capability to integrate with ClassFlow – the all-in-one teaching platform for synchronising classroom devices and orchestrating lessons across a connected learning environment.
ActivInspire 2.0 is said to be an important milestone as it allows existing flipcharts to be imported into ClassFlow to create an even more dynamic and interactive learning experience. Teachers simply sign into their ClassFlow account from within ActivInspire Professional, enabling them to share flipchart pages immediately and to send Express Poll questions to registered student devices. Similarly, students join the ActivInspire session using the free ClassFlow Student app or by logging in via a dedicated URL in a web browser.
Commenting on the software advancement, Ian Curtis, Promethean’s Head of Northern, Southern, Central Europe & Africa, said: “With over two million ActivInspire users worldwide, integrating the software with ClassFlow was a high priority. By combining the proven education benefits of ActivInspire with the connectivity of ClassFlow, teachers now have access to an even more powerful teaching tool – and one that we will continue to build on.”
Natasha Fox, Second in Science at Tarleton Academy, echoes these sentiments: “As a longstanding ActivInspire user, I have vast banks of flipcharts that I’ve developed over time. Being able to import these into ClassFlow has instantly added a new level of engagement in the classroom and gives me the ability to have two-way dialogue with students using creative content – it really is next generation classroom collaboration.”
Harnessing the power of ClassFlow, flipchart content can now be controlled remotely using the free ClassFlow Teacher Remote app. This allows teachers to move to the next or previous page of a lesson and pause a polling session – all without standing at the board or laptop.
To benefit from ClassFlow integration, existing users of ActivInspire Professional Edition can upgrade to ActivInspire 2.0 for free by visiting the support section of PrometheanPlanet.com and initiating a manual download. A minimum operating system of Windows 7 or OS X 10.7 is required.