Promethean Enhances Classroom Collaboration With New ActivPanel Displays
17 December 2014
(ATLANTA – 17/12/14) – Promethean, a leading global provider of educational technology solutions, continues to foster collaborative learning in K-12 classrooms with the expansion of its ActivPanel line. With peer collaboration recognized as an important skill for high-performing students, the ActivPanel transforms front-of-the-classroom instructional displays into interactive, digital spaces for both whole-class instruction and small team engagement.
“Studies show that collaboration is one of the most important skills graduates need to succeed in today’s workforce,” said Promethean Chief Marketing and Products Officer Scott Cary. “As we prepare students for their future, encouraging collaboration with peers is crucial for building skills in critical thinking, verbal and written communication, and group problem solving. One of the ways we can enhance and facilitate opportunities to build these skills is by designing technologies to convert traditional classroom spaces into digital, interactive centers for group collaboration.”
Optimized for educational settings, the ActivPanel simultaneously enables up to 10 unique touches for whole-class, individual, one-to-one, and small-team learning. Fast, precise interaction supports the flow of a lesson without interruption, and with functionality similar to today’s mobile tablets, operation is simple and intuitive for learners and teachers. With the growing use of multimedia content in the classroom, the ActivPanel includes built-in stereo speakers to enhance the delivery of lessons and group activities that include video and audio.
Promethean’s award-winning ActivInspire Professional software is included with the ActivPanel, providing teachers with the tools they need to create interactive lessons. ClassFlow, Promethean’s all-in-one teaching platform, presents another option for teachers to create interactive lessons and also synchronize the material across their front-of-the-class display and students’ devices. Teachers can access cloud-based ClassFlow through their Internet-connected ActivPanel. Additionally, educators can access more than 90,000 lesson resources for their interactive flat-panel displays on the Promethean Planet community.
The ActivPanel is available in four sizes to suit the needs of each classroom, including 55-inch, 65-inch and 70-inch high-definition displays as well as an ultra-high-definition 84-inch model. The ActivPanel line supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X, Linux and Chromebook OS for plug-and-play operation in almost any school’s technology environment.
“The learner has been, and always will be, the most critical figure in our efforts to significantly improve the quality and level of education. We believe that technology such as the ActivPanel can have a transformative effect in the classroom and help create a dynamic environment that motivates students to learn,” said Cary.
For more information on the ActivPanel, visit www.PrometheanWorld.com/ActivPanel.
Promethean (LSE: PRW) is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating and implementing innovative 21st century learning environments that help make everyone more engaged, empowered and successful. Headquartered in the UK, with a US office in Atlanta, Georgia, Promethean World Plc is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. More information about Promethean is available at www.PrometheanWorld.com.
Suzy Swindle, Promethean
Louise Matthews, Technical Marketing & PR
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