Promethean’s ActivTable Named Highly Commended Digital Device at Bett 2013 Awards
January 30, 2013
"Educators have an incredible opportunity to leverage the latest classroom innovations to dramatically change teaching and learning. The intuitive nature of our ActivTable keeps students engaged and presents content in a way that motivates them to learn. But, it's the consensus-based, collaborative learning activities that inspire them and make learning fun. This is precisely why we designed the ActivTable. This recognition by our peers indicates that we are on the right path and giving educators tools they can use to improve collaboration in the classroom and boost student achievement,” said Andy Dennis, President Solutions Equipment Division, Promethean.
The Bett Awards, considered to be the most prestigious in the international education community, celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies, shining a light on the successes and achievements of the most innovative companies that supply ICT for education. Independent senior managers and teachers do the judging.
Since its debut at Bett 2012, the ActivTable has generated excitement among educators from around the globe. It is a central component of the “Middle School of the Future” initiative in Edison, New Jersey, where teachers in every middle school science and social studies classroom are changing how they deliver teaching and learning by integrating the table, ActivBoards, hand-held devices and other technology into daily lessons.
“We are thrilled to introduce Promethean’s ActivTable into our middle schools because we believe the solution coincides with our goal of expanding the curriculum and providing a new ‘Middle School of the Future’ for our teachers and students,” said Dr. Richard O’Malley, Superintendent of Edison Township Public Schools. “We believe that changing the dynamic of the classroom will help keep students engaged and inspired to learn.”
Earlier this week, a new content modifier for the ActivTable was released, giving teachers the ability to customize activities for their classroom. The table’s interface has also been updated making set-up easier and simplifying some management functions to increase learning productivity. The ActivTable is being shown running Windows 8 in the Promethean Learning Productivity Studio (Stand C80).
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Promethean (LSE: PRW) is a global education company. We create, develop, supply, and support interactive education and training solutions for schools, businesses and governments. Our products and services are raising learning standards, revolutionizing the way people learn and collaborate, making them more engaged, empowered and successful, thereby unleashing human potential. Headquartered in the UK, Promethean World plc is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. More information about Promethean is available at: www.PrometheanWorld.com
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