Press Release - Promethean Planet expands to meet educators’ needs
World’s leading online teaching community unveils added functionality at NECC
Atlanta, GA – June 29, 2009 - Promethean, a global leader in interactive education technology solutions, today announced the eagerly awaited Promethean Planet 2.0. Set to be previewed during the National Education Computing Conference in Washington, D.C., global availability is expected in the coming months. Promethean Planet is the world’s fastest growing online interactive whiteboard community, designed to provide teachers with the ability to share new and innovative lessons, access a wide variety of professional development materials and connect with each other from every corner of the world.
Promethean Planet 2.0 addresses the modern-day educator’s growing needs via a slicker and quicker browsing experience, an enhanced social networking functionality, offering private and public groups through ‘My Planet’ and personalization tools such as the ‘My Folder’ online bookmark function An improved online store features new premium content from National Geographic and a range of leading education names, while an exciting new iPhone™ application permits instant access to Planet news, forum posts, blog articles and live feeds.
Future releases of localized sites afford greater options for global educators with Portuguese, Arabic, Russian and Chinese joining the already popular French, Italian and German sites.
Strong partnerships with leading education publisher names, such as Dorling Kindersley and Scholastic, have allowed for innovative digital premium content for the ActivClassroom: ActivPacks and ActivLessons. In tandem with the Promethean Planet 2.0 launch, Promethean Planet has developed site license offers for selected premium content, available for school district wide purchases.
A flagship feature of Promethean Planet 2.0 is National Geographic’s Young Explorer! ActivLessons, a series of interactive lessons based on the hugely popular Young Explorer! magazines, specifically designed for children from Kindergarten to Grade 1.
“The phenomenal success of Promethean Planet, which currently boasts nearly 350,000 registered educators, is largely due to its members,” explains Brent Taggart, Head of Group Strategy & Promethean Planet “Their active involvement in the site, ideas and comments played a huge part in the redesign and launch of Promethean Planet 2.0”
Our intention is to address the needs of modern-day educators by offering a range of tools that enable greater understanding of education technology while supporting current curricula. Our new look Promethean Planet contains everything today’s ‘digital teachers’ need to realize their true potential – plus a rapidly growing peer group that can answer any education question that may arise!’
Promethean Planet 2.0 will be introducing these features and more over the coming months, for further information please visit www.PrometheanPlanet.com
Notes to Editors:
- Launched in June 2007, Promethean Planet has rapidly established itself as the must-go-to website for all teaching resources, including: access to more than 12,000 free teacher generated lesson plans and resources, tips and tricks, professional development and a range of advice and inspiration from both members of the teaching industry and global education thought-leaders.
- In addition, Promethean Planet offers high quality, low cost premium resources available for purchase from a range of Publishing Partners such as Dorling Kindersley and Scholastic, and now hosts ActivInspire, Promethean’s latest, and hugely popular, cross-platform software.
Promethean is a global leader in interactive classroom solutions that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for educators, its award-winning ActivClassroom is an innovative and integrated suite of solutions providing time-saving technology for teachers and engaging, informative content for the modern-day classroom that has been proven to significantly raise achievement levels.
Beyond the classroom, Promethean’s integrated learning system also provides comprehensive training and support. Promethean Planet (www.PrometheanPlanet.com) is the largest online teacher forum for premium and interactive whiteboard content. More than 325,000 educators from around the world currently access and adapt downloadable flipcharts, participate in conversations on the forum and blog and share best practice to create fun, engaging lessons that capture both the imagination and attention of their students.
For more information, please visit www.PrometheanWorld.com.
Promethean North America Media Relations