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The Promethean ActivTable is a multi-user interactive table designed to promote student collaboration, engagement and student-led learning. The intuitive touch interface allows up to six users at once to access a wealth of ready-to-use educational activities, tools and resources. Small groups can work together to accomplish a single activity or work independently to contribute toward the completion of a group project. Unlike most multi-touch technology tools, Promethean’s ActivTable has been designed specifically to help teachers quickly, easily and effectively foster collaborative classroom learning.
Learning to collaborate
Collaboration skills are increasingly recognized as critical for success in later study, adult life and in work. The multi-user architecture of the ActivTable offers teachers and students new types of collaboration not possible elsewhere. Learners can not only work collaboratively on a single activity, such as sorting shapes or building sentences, but can also engage in project-based learning tasks wherein each student accesses interactive tools to accomplish an individual task in order to ultimately achieve a common group objective.
Collaborating to learn
Effective collaboration technology brings the skills of participants together to solve any given problem, regardless of where they are on their learning journey. Each student brings to the table unique strengths, knowledge and perspective. This collaborative environment facilitates the cooperation and sharing of knowledge that lead the group to a deeper and broader understanding than they might attain on their own.
Divide the classroom into smaller learning groups based on level of comprehension and learning styles. The intuitive and easy-to-use ActivTable Activity Builder interface, a free web-based application, enables the creation of tailor-made activities for different teaching approaches.
Supports core curriculum
Meet learning objectives with multi-touch and multi-user applications mapped to the curriculum. Many activities can be customized by teachers to ideally suit their students' goals and needs.
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With measurement of collaboration about to be adopted in international benchmarks, it is time for greater attention to be paid to the development of appropriate policies, practices, pedagogies and assessments for collaboration.View Research