Promethean Announces Enhanced ActivClassroom

Mobility, New Online Collaboration Features and Upgrades to ActivInspire Support 21st Century Learning

Jun 28, 2010, 11:51 ET from Promethean

DENVER, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Promethean, a global leader in interactive learning technology solutions, invites educators attending the 2010 annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education to experience the enhanced ActivClassroom.

The improved ActivClassroom features:

  • A state-of-the-art ActivBoard Mobile system (a 387-Pro), enabling teachers to transform any venue into an interactive learning environment, without any installation requirement.  The system includes an extreme short-throw projector, which leaves minimal shadows and is 3D capable.  It is also both the longest lasting (expected lamp-life of 6,000 hours) and the quietest (27 decibels), available on the market.
  • Promethean Planet 2.0: The more than 600,000 educator member community can now use a new one-click mega-menu and enhanced resource search and filtering to more easily access the over 20,000 resources available on the site. New customization features allow Planet members to personalize their homepage and use up to 1GB of online disk space to store links, lessons and discussion.
  • ActivInspire 1.4: Using the latest version of Promethean's proprietary software–the engine that drives the ActivClassroom – teachers can more effectively deliver self-paced assessments using ActivExpression and ActivEngage that enable instant instructional feedback. Together with Promethean's industry-leading learner response systems (ActivExpression, ActiVote or ActivEngage), teachers will now be able to easily export student performance data into Excel ®. Pen Modifier features and new range of page-turn effects supports efforts to engage students and keep learning fun. The ActivArena 50 upgrade extends the use of dual pen functionality to older ActivBoards.

Demonstrations of the ActivClassroom will be held in the Promethean Booth (#1110) during ISTE 2010 from June 28 – 30. Promethean is proud to be a Tier 1 sponsor of the annual conference. A complete schedule of demonstrations and workshops throughout the show can be view at:

Underlining Promethean's commitment to ensuring teachers have the tools and resources to transform classrooms into 21st century learning centers, Promethean has recently opened its first interactive learning training facility at its North American headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The Promethean Academy will enable educators and other stakeholders to gain experience and knowledge on how to most effectively use interactive technologies and digital content in the classroom.

About Promethean

Promethean - Lighting the flame of learning

Promethean's aim is to unlock the potential of human achievement in education and training at all ages around the world.  It does so by creating, developing, supplying and supporting leading edge, interactive learning technology and by encouraging the growth of the world's largest online teacher community in this field.  In these ways, Promethean is helping bring to life the promise of 21st century learning, improving engagement and results for learners and teachers alike.

The market for interactive learning technology is fast growing and global. In this market, Promethean is a world leader.  Developed for teachers, Promethean's ActivClassroom brings together its interactive display systems (ActivBoard), its learner response systems (ActiVote and ActivExpression), and its suite of specialized teaching software (ActivInspire). They change how teachers and classes engage and interact, how students learn and how they are monitored and assessed.

Beyond the classroom, Promethean provides comprehensive training and support and, with over 600,000 members, the rapidly growing Promethean Planet ( is the world's largest online community for users of interactive display system technology, providing user-generated and premium content, and is a forum for teachers to exchange ideas and experience.

Headquartered in the UK and listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange as Promethean World Plc (ticker symbol 'PRW'), Promethean's technology is today helping educate over 12 million individuals in over 500,000 classrooms in some 100 countries.  

SOURCE Promethean