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ActivPanel promises a more ‘efficient and enjoyable’ experience for teachers and students 

Jul 06. 2019
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By The Nation

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Promethean, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-registered NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited, is releasing the new generation of its award-winning ActivPanel to deliver innovation and ease-of-use that matters to teachers and students.

NetDragon, a global leader in building internet communities, said Promethean was continuing its over two decades of developing purpose-built products designed by teachers for teachers.

The new ActivPanel Elements series is a recent winner of the prestigious international Red Dot Design Award. 

“The series is purpose-built to make teaching more efficient and enjoyable while enriching student learning experiences,” Vin Riera, the CEO of Promethean, said. “It employs a ground-breaking unified menu to control all apps and settings on the panel, and source switching across connected devices. This means teachers can move seamlessly between content and resources with greater confidence and less training time required, and don't need to manually switch inputs across hardware,” Riera added.

Another powerful feature is Promethean’s proprietary new Vellum writing technology, which brings together elements of hardware and software to make the writing experience natural and enjoyable. Vellum technology brings the instant whiteboard to life with unparalleled free-form writing, pinch-zoom navigation, and pre-loaded teaching tools, Riera said.

“In terms of classroom applications, the ActivPanel Elements series includes classroom essential apps. At the touch of a button, teachers can use the infinite canvas on the highly intuitive whiteboard app to instantly supplement lessons. They can also draw, highlight, and annotate over any content from any source with the annotate app, and add excitement to activities with the customisable spinner and timer apps. In addition, the ActivPanel Elements series includes Promethean's award-winning, interactive lesson delivery software products. Both ActivInspire and ClassFlow are supported and available without an additional subscription,” Riera said.

The ActivPanel Elements series also empowers secure, multi-device collaboration via screen-sharing across the ActivPanel, smartphones, Chromebooks, tablets, and laptops. This frees teachers to move anywhere in the classroom and create small/large group interactions that drive student engagement, Riera added.

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