Q1 What is the function of EyeWrite³?
EyeWrite³ is a visual planning tool that can be used by learners or teachers to plan writing, projects, lessons or presentations.
Q2. Is it compatible with Promethean’s Activexpression handsets?
Yes. Promethean is the world’s leading designer of response technology and EyeWrite³ has been designed to allow learners actively to participate in the visual planning by texting ideas from their handsets to the brainstorm screen.
Q3. Do you have to have the handsets to use EyeWrite³
No. It can be used perfectly well without handsets – ideas are simply typed into the word box.
Q4. Does EyeWrite³ need an interactive whiteboard?
No. The software can be used by teachers in whole-class activity if they have a PC and digital projector, but teachers and learners can also use it individually on a network PC or stand-alone PC or laptop.
Q5. How does EyeWrite³ help learners to plan writing?
Many learners of all ages find it difficult to plan and structure their writing into sections or paragraphs. The software provides users with a visual tool that allows them to produce a visual plan of the writing or project. Users then add notes and export as text. The resulting paragraph structure is exactly the same as the visual structure.
Q6. How can teachers use EyeWrite³?
Teachers can use it in a number of ways:
- To share lesson aims visually.
- To organise and manage group work.
- To link all their stimulus resources (photos, video clips, data sheets etc.) to the visual map, making them instantly accessible.
- To plan visual schemes of work.
Q7 Is there a home-use version of EyeWrite³?
Yes. A single-user version of EyeWrite³ is available, allowing teachers or learners to use the software both at home and at school or college. Work started in one venue can be saved to a memory stick and then continued in another. The ‘Export with links’ function allows users to transfer all the files, images or videos with the visual map.
Q8. Is the software easy to use?
Yes. It has been designed to make it easy even for those who are new to such programs. Each function has a video tutorial with a voice commentary.
Q9. Is there a Mac version?
Not yet. A Mac version is planned for early 2011.
Q10. Does the licence allow remote users via remote access on a VLE?
No. The site licence allows installation across a complete site but not via a VLE.