If you touch the Promethean Pen to the board and see that the pen tip does not align with the arrow, the board needs to be calibrated. You can start the calibration process either from the board or using the software on your computer.

From the board is faster, so let’s start there first!

penFROM THE BOARD

STEP 1

To initiate the calibration screen, HOVER the pen above the flame in the upper left corner of the board.

hoverSTEP 2

Follow the onscreen directions.  A series of crosses will appear on screen.  Touch the stylus to the center of each cross to calibrate.

crossYOU’RE FINISHED!

The pen tip will now be aligned after calibration.

correct

FROM COMPUTER

Calibrating the Promethean Board can also be done using the computer software.

STEP 1

Select the triangle on the bottom right of the taskbar of a PC.

task1

STEP 2

Select the Promethean icon – PC  (You will find this icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen on a Mac)

task2

STEP 3

Select calibration from the menu.  Then select 5 points.

task4

Calibration points will appear on your Promethean Board.  Be sure to follow the on screen directions.

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Dee is a member of EVSC’s Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist (ICATS) team. She supports teachers to integrate ActivClassroom technology in their classrooms and serves as the district’s Promethean trainer. She also works with teachers in the areas of Google apps, Compass Learning Odyssey, itslearning, Symbaloo, Adobe video editing tools, and creates best practice videos for the ICATS YouTube channel.

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