ActiveTeach could be taught in class exactly as an ordinary textbook‚ with most of the additional resources within the platform being made available at a simple click of the cursor. Teachers could also ask for an ActiveTeach demo in their own schools to understand the salient features of the platform‚ as well as the relevant operational nuances. Prior experience/skill with computers would be an advantage‚ but not strictly required
ActiveTeach features a unique set of pioneering Teacher Support Features directed towards making teaching–learning fun‚ responsive and intuitive. ActiveTeach provides constant handholding to the teacher throughout the course‚ enabling a better understanding of the technologies involved and the resources given. Our unique Teacher Support Features are:
Teachers can customize the digital book using My Resources to build their own lessons. They can use Find Resources to explore the range of interactive activities‚ worksheets and video clips in the resource bank.
A Dynamic Question Zone‚ detailed teaching guidelines and Answer Keys are some of the exclusive resources provided for the teacher.
A special link for Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) provides the teacher with a selection of appropriate tasks for assessment.
The ActiveTeach platform is developed keeping in mind plausible hardware differences and limitations across a wide spectrum of educational institutions. The interface itself is streamlined to take advantage of a diverse array of computer configurations‚ and while benefits of a faster system would obviously accrue to the user‚ older systems can also run ActiveTeach provided they meet the nominal system requirements for the platform.
ActiveTeach features resources that are Microsoft Office® and Adobe Flash® dependent. If you do not already have Microsoft Office® installed on your computer‚ you can use free Word®‚ Excel® and Powerpoint® viewer applications‚ or a trial version of Microsoft Office®‚ all of which are downloadable from the Microsoft website:
The ActiveTeach Platform does not allow users to extract and play/store individual components from within the platform setup. Any attempts to this direction would violate the EULA of the product and might result in system instability‚ frequent crashes and platform shutdowns.
ActiveTeach is a self–sustainable platform that seamlessly integrates the coursebooks with an array of cutting-edge digital resources within one interactive interface. The package for each subject itself contains the relevant coursebook for each individual level‚ to help the teachers and students better associate the digital resources with the coursebook.
This may happen if the asset concerned is relatively heavy (for example‚ a big audio file). In that case‚ the system will obviously take a marginally longer time to launch the asset. Give the system some time.
If it happens repeatedly‚ this indicates the computer has been left idle for long periods of time. Restart Active Teach and delete temporary internet files to restore all functions.
Browser and/or system issue. Try downloading the latest version of the browser you are using‚ or switch to Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox (if you are using any other browser). Sometimes the same link might work perfectly in another system.
The interactivities have been developed within the scope of a number of carefully–chosen templates that would offer an alternative style of assessment for the teacher. Sometimes‚ this might mean that the questions in an exercise are framed differently from the book. In that case‚ their structures have been slightly modified‚ keeping in mind that the objectives and the learning outcomes remain the same.
Design feature. Moving to the next page submits the learner’s answer to the database and cannot be undone. This encourages the learner adopt a confident approach to problem solving within a limited window of opportunity.
Design feature. Moving to the next level indicates the learner has attempted as many questions as intended on that leveland would like to progress to the next challenge. However‚ having once moved on‚ the learner cannot revisit a previous level to attempt unsolved questions. Clicking on the Main Page button at the end of the final level does take the user back to the beginning‚ from where the user can start afresh‚ if need be
Intended design feature. Some animations included in ActiveTeach have been drawn on from some of our other acclaimed learning solutions and platforms and were created for certain specific screen dimensions. We have included these to enrich the teaching–learning experience. Since these sizes may differ from the ActiveTeach native resolution‚ they have been caused to launch independent of the platform.