Interactive Whiteboards in Australia

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Using activotes with a website

Posted by rosiemacalpine on December 5, 2008

I’ve been having lots of fun trying the new features of Activotes, Promethean’s voting devices. They can be used with any whiteboard systemand open up the possibilities in your classroom.vote2

They work well with your flipcharts, but one of the features I particularly like is the ability to use them over other applications.

I’ve chosen the BBC’s History Viking Quest for this example. It has a number of choices in the game which provide a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ feel – perfect for Activotes!

Use the Annotate over Desktop buttondesktopannotationbutton on your main toolbar once you’ve launched the site. When a multiple choice question appears in the game, write ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’ etc underneath the buttons. Then start the voting. You can then make choices for your class based on the majority vote.

I’ve attached a screencast below, showing you how to do it. If you are getting this blog in RSS or as an email subscription, you’ll need to actually visit the blog to see it.

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