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ActivInspire-Effective Questioning with ActivExpressions and ActiVotes

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Effective Questioning with ActivExpressions and ActiVotes


 Workshop Description:   Participants will explore using the Question Wizard and Express Poll in ActivInspire to utilize questioning strategies that promote higher-level thinking and create a lesson activity that uses effective questioning as an instructional strategy.


Outcome:  Participants will increase skills in the use and integration of technology in classroom instruction.


Indicator:  Participants will explore the use of ActivExpressions and ActiVotes and identify how it can be used to present information and content in different ways, differentiate the ways students can express what they know, and stimulate interest and motivation.


Prerequisite Skills:  Participants must have a basic understanding of ActivInspire software and have some experience using it in instruction.  This is not a basic workshop.



  • Explore 21st Century Skills and Environments and Levels of Implementation of Technology and Information Literacy Integration
  • Review questioning strategies
  • Using ActivExpressions/ActiVotes
  • Creating questions with the Question Wizard
  • Review levels of questioning
  • Create effective questions
  • Reflection



  1. 21st Century Skills and Environments.doc
  2. Levels of Implementation of Technology and Information Literacy Integration.doc
  3. Online Collaborative Tools
  4. ExpressPoll Key
  5. Using Learner Response Systems - ActiVotes and ActivExpressions
  6. Class lists from Easy Grade into ActiveInspire 
  7. Connect ActivInspire directly with Brainpop quizzes.
  8. InstructorGuide_EffectiveQuestioning.doc  
  9. Instructor Flipchart
  10. Agenda-ActivInspire-Effective Questioning with ActivExpressions and ActiVotes.docx 


If you have already seen this video, take some time to explore Cast Learning Tools



Registering Your ActivExpressions

Learn how to register and name your ActivExpression devices.

Getting to Know ActivExpressions

Explore the different types of questions that can be presented on the ActivExpression and see a live ActivExpression in action.

Why Use Ad Hoc Questions?

Explore the reasons you might use prepared questions in comparison to ad hoc questions.

Sorting and Likert Scales

Learn how to create questions that require students to sort answers or respond to a Likert scale.

Numeric and Text Answers

Learn how to create questions that require write in responses from students.

Using Question Templates

Using templates in Active Inspire allow for easy creation of questions with more than one answer.



Exit Ticket- How will you use ActivExpressions and/or ActiVotes  with your students to:  Add your ideas to this Google Doc.




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