How-to resources for students, staff and the community.


Office 2010


 Office 2010 

Outlook ~ Accessing MyDocs from Home 

A brief screencast demonstrating how to access your MyDocuments from home.












What's New? 

Many new features in ActivInspire, intuitively arranged, for easier access and greater functionality.

Home Use 

Instructions on downloading and installing ActivInspire onto your home computer (both PC and MAC).  Use only permitted for MCPS employees.

Importing Resource Packs 

Importing resources packs from myMCPS and Promethean Planet into ActivInspire within MCPS.

Camera Tool 

The camera tool is used to capture an image of your desktop or flipchart.  You can take a photograph of the whole screen or your can choose a specific are on the screen to capture.


A drag and drop activity in which text and/or objects can be moved to a container within a flipchart.  If correctly placed, it will stay in the container, but incorrect answers will bounce back to their original position.

Pull Out 

Text and/or objects are hidding behind a locked image.  These items can be pulled out and used during instruction.

Screen Recorder 

This tool allows you to capture whatever happens on-screen to a video file (.avi) which you can keep in your flipchart, or save as an individual file.

Graphic Organizers 

Templates available to provide visual tools for arranging thoughts, concepts, or ideas.

Guide - The Whole Darn Thing

The entire ActivInspire guide created by MCPS.







Photostory Tips!








HandIn Folder Procedures

*NEW* procedures for handing in documents and files to the teacher HandIn folders