Promethean Showcases New Multi-Touch, Multi-User ActivTable at 2013 International CES®

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Collaborative learning environments are becoming the centerpiece of the 21st Century classroom. Promethean Board Member Lord David Puttnam to talk about inventing the future of learning at HigherEd Summit.

Students solve math problem together.

“The ActivTable is brilliant. You can move things around, flip them and connect them. It is fun and educational at the same time,” said William Harper, age 9.

How is technology helping revolutionize education? A quick trip to the HigherEd Summit to be held on Thursday at the 2013 International CES® will provide a glimpse about how technology is changing teaching and learning.

Classrooms are no longer filled with traditional desks. Today’s students are using tablets, smart phones, laptops and interactive whiteboards. When teachers use these technologies for learning, students put their 21st Century skills to work.

The newest innovation, the ActivTable, from Promethean is leading yet another wave of change in the classroom. This multi-touch surface technology allows educators to create collaborative learning environments where up to six students can simultaneously work together and take an active role in their own learning.

“The ActivTable is brilliant. You can move things around, flip them over and connect them. It is fun and educational at the same time,” said William Harper, age 9.

With web browser capabilities, individual tool libraries and support for numerous applications and activities, the ActivTable motivates and engages students. Teachers can tailor activities or use third party resources to meet core curriculum learning objectives. It easily integrates with other classroom technology, including interactive whiteboards. It is also simple to set up and intuitive to use.

In Edison, New Jersey, the ActivTable is a central component of their “Middle School of the Future” initiative. Every middle school across the district has interactive tables in science and social studies classrooms.

“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.”

Using the ActivTable’s unique reporting tools, teachers can personalize learning and assess student activity. Teachers are turning to collaborative, multi-user smart table technology to boost student engagement in the classroom.

“Today’s students have a growing desire to use technology for learning and teachers want their students to be motivated in the classroom. We help teachers create this new learning environment by providing them with options to use a wide range of technology solutions to engage and motivate students,” said Rob Goldberg, President of Promethean North America.

Goldberg will be talking about the digital revolution and education themes that matter at HigherEdTECH #2013CES. To join the conversation via Twitter, following #LearningMatters.

Key Features:

  •     46” Full HD LCD display
  •     Individual tool library including keyboards, math tools, web browsers, etc.
  •     Easy table access for chairs and wheelchairs
  •     Embedded sound system for multi-media lesson and voice recording

Promethean ActivTable will be on full display at the 2013 International CES® HigherEdTECH summit where Lord Puttnam, film producer, university chancellor and Promethean Board member will talk about how technology, digital content and social networking sites are altering the teaching and learning landscape.

A complete program can be found online at: http://higheredtechsummit.com/. To listen and participate in the conversation remotely via Twitter follow: #HigherEd or #LearningMatters.

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About Promethean
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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 and thereby unleashing human potential. Headquartered in the UK, Promethean World Plc is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. For more information follow @ActivNews or visit http://www.PrometheanWorld.com.

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