The four minute flip chart for ActivStudio 3

Activstudio 3 is a wonderful piece of software that comes with the purchase of a Promethean Activboard. Some of you may have just received your Promethean board and your not sure where to begin. Sure, you can start writing on the board and even begin to bring in a few shapes or text but you want more, so did I! What I’m about to explain is an easy way to get you and your students started in just minutes.

  1. Open Activstudio 3 Professional
  2. Click on your RESOURCE LIBRARY
  3. Click on the SHARED SHAPES ICON
  4. Expand shared shapes and click on SQUARES AND RECTANGLES
  5. Drag a HORIZONTAL RECTANGLE onto your blank flip chart (do this 3 times)
  6. Expand the rectangles so that they are all of equal size and so that they cover the entire flip chart and are connected
  7. Now, click on the first rectangle, from the color palette click on green and then click on the FILL TOOL icon (the bucket), move it over the first rectangle and click the space bar. The rectangle should have changed to green.
  8. Leave the second rectangle black
  9. Repeat step 7 for the third triangle, but change it to blue
  10. Double click on the first rectangle and click on the icon, OBJECTS TO BACK. Repeat this step for the third rectangle
  11. Double click on the second rectangle and click on the icon, OBJECTS TO FRONT
  12. Let’s add some text! Click on the TEXT TOOL (“T”) and move the cursor over the first rectangle, towards the top portion and click the space bar. An area for you to type and a text palette will open.
  13. On the text palette change the color to blue and type 1.23 + 0.02 = ?
  14. Press the space bar 7 times (or so), change the text color to green and type ? = 1.25
  15. Un-check the BACKGROUND box on the TEXT PALETTE
  16. Close the TEXT PALETTE
  • Note: that when un-checking the background box, at times it converts back. Simply go back and un-check the background box.
  • There you have it! A revealing flip chart template. Move the math question from the left to the right and it will magically disappear and the answer will appear in the blue section. You can use this template to further be creative and add objects, multiple backgrounds and much, much more! Have fun with it. If you have any questions leave a comment or e-mail me. I am glad to help!
  • If you are more of a visual person, click on the tutorials tab for a video enhanced explanation!