How to Enhance Classroom Collaboration Using Technology
Promethean, a leading provider of educational technology solutions, has expanded its ActivPanel line for collaborative learning in K-12 classrooms.
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.
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.
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.