Press Release - More Teachers than ever Exploring Promethean Planet
- Promethean Planet, the fastest growing online teaching community, has reached a new record height, with over 200,000 teachers now collaborating and sharing interactive teaching content across the globe
- 50% increase in member numbers over the past 9 months
- Over 300,000 resources downloaded in September alone from Promethean Planet as many teachers go back to school and leverage the power of Promethean’s interactive technologies
BLACKBURN, England, 16th October 2008 - Teachers across the globe are moving into a new orbit by logging on and tuning in to the wealth of interactive resources available on Promethean Planet. An online community developed by teachers for teachers, Promethean Planet, has witnessed a huge surge in registration this year with over 200,000 members now active, up by over 100,000 new members in the last 9 months.
With over 9,000 pieces of teacher-generated content and interactive lessons available for download as well as access to a wide variety of professional development materials and support from fellow peers; the world’s fastest growing online teacher community allows members to share lesson plans, best-practices and access content to prepare exciting and engaging lessons.
In today’s digital world, quick and easy lesson preparation allows teaching staff more time to concentrate on individual pupils’ needs. The interactive content available on Promethean Planet allows teachers to easily search a wide database for readily prepared lessons and adapt them for specific needs.
As an increasing number of teachers are using interactive technology and experimenting with lesson plans and interactive content; the online community provides a new way to share whilst simultaneously learning from peers. Promethean Planet also transcends cultural and geographical boundaries with teachers from over 200 countries accessing and participating in the forums on a regular basis. For example: teachers now have the ability to transport their students anywhere in the world with a range of lessons designed to bring global current affairs to life in an everyday classroom setting.
300,000 resources were downloaded from the site last month demonstrating that educators are both keen to collaborate and willing to share their lessons globally. This growth in members and use is also reflective of the use of the internet and social networking sites by teachers across the world. More teachers are acknowledging the advantages of becoming just as web savvy as their digital native students and are quickly bringing these skills to the classroom.
Commenting on the site’s growth and success, Jean-Yves Charlier, Chief Executive of Promethean said “Promethean Planet demonstrates the value of an online community developed by teachers for teachers. By logging on to Promethean Planet, teachers can access and use knowledge shared by over 200,000 global educators. Users can quickly and effectively search a global library of tried and tested material, giving them a world of interactive teaching expertise at their finger tips.
“We are delighted with the growing success of Promethean Planet and are committed to continuing to develop the online community and interactive services to even greater heights in the future as an integral part of Promethean’s Activclassroom solution offering.”
For more information on Promethean Planet visit www.prometheanplanet.com.
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Promethean is a global leader in interactive learning technology that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for educators, its award-winning products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and with greater ease. The technology enables them to create, customize and integrate text, web, video and audio content, so they can more easily capture students’ attention and accommodate different learning styles.
Promethean Activclassroom solutions are helping educators teach and students learn worldwide with Activboard, the world’s most durable interactive whiteboard technology; Activstudio, a software platform for secondary teaching; and Activprimary, the only product designed specifically for use in primary schools and kindergarten. It also offers wireless hand-held Learner Response Systems that permit instantaneous assessment of pupils’ comprehension of lessons. Beyond the classroom, Promethean offers training and support to ensure maximum results and return on investment.
Promethean is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Its products are distributed through a network of partners and inspire millions of learners in more than 80 countries.
For more information, please visit www.prometheanworld.com