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Interactive Displays for Education
An educator can also take classroom integration even further with a Promethean Chromebox or slot in Windows OPS-M or Android ActivConnect OPS-G. The Promethean Chromebox is fully tested to provide secure access to the Google management console, built-in security, and automatic updates.
Interactive Displays for Workplace
Research has shown that the top-three time wasters to meetings are a meeting starting late, a meeting that was not necessary to be called, and finally, either the wrong people attending the meeting or the key decision makers being left out.
Facilitating collaborative discussion and ideas with colleagues across the globe involves the use of tools such as video conferencing, team chat, and an interactive display to bring it all together, such as the Promethean ActivPanel Titanium Pro.
ActivPanel Elements Series
U.S. and Canada based customers can request a LIVE 30-minute customized demo by clicking here. During this demo we will learn about your requirements, understand your interactive display software needs, answer your questions, and tour the features and functionality of our ActivPanel Elements series interactive displays range. You will learn how the Promethean solution inspires collaboration, ease of instruction, student engagement, and creates a love of learning. Your exclusive demo will be hosted by a Promethean Education Consultant who combines years of classroom teaching with experience training educators and implementing education technology.
Promethean is committed to continuously improving our interactive display experience. Regular software releases for the Elements series may include new functionality, OS and firmware updates, security updates, and other improvements. Promethean will notify users when an update is available, and the updates can be downloaded over the internet (over-the-air) or be applied manually via a USB drive.
How do I learn more about these updates? The best place to start is with the Promethean Support website. There’s a large knowledge base of articles to browse through that can help you understand how to check for updates. Below are some great starting articles.
Promethean offers a range of intelligent and flexible computing options (known as computing modules) so schools can choose the interactive display operating system that works best for their IT ecosystem. The Promethean OPS-M is an optional Windows® computing module that creates an all-in-one, large format Windows experience on the ActivPanel Elements Series interactive display for the classroom. The advantages of using a computing module such as the OPS-M are that they can be easily updated and slotted neatly into the ActivPanel with ease. If your school isn’t on a Microsoft ecosystem then don’t worry, Promethean also has a computing module (the Chromebox) for Google ecosystem networks.
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Internet connectivity is not required to use the interactive displays, however, the only preloaded app that requires an internet connection to function correctly is the web browser. In terms of the teaching software, Promethean’s award-winning ActivInspire lesson delivery software can also be used offline, without the need for internet connectivity.
In addition to the apps delivered with the ActivPanel, all models in the Elements series range of interactive panels include a single user license for ActivInspire Professional Edition, the original interactive whiteboard software. Designed specifically for use on classroom interactive displays, ActivInspire is a classroom lesson creation and delivery software that has been downloaded by teachers in classrooms across the world. Users can also create free accounts on ClassFlow, Promethean’s cloud-based lesson creation and delivery software, which has access to hundreds of online free teaching resources.
The free teaching resources in the new Promethean Store can be accessed via the Unified Menu and offers an education-focused app marketplace experience, making it simple for teachers to discover and install a wide range of curated third-party Android apps directly onto the ActivPanel Element Series interactive displays. Furthermore, additional devices such as the Promethean Chromebox or ActivConnect can optionally be purchased and connected to the Elements series interactive displays. These devices can be used to access and download Android apps from the Google Play store.
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Controlled, multi-device mirroring lets teachers move freely and teach from anywhere in the classroom. During a lesson, the teacher can interact with shared screens directly from the ActivPanel, increasing student collaboration, and participation. Promethean provides opportunities for sharing devices through what it calls ‘Screen Share’, available on ActivPanel Elements Series with firmware v3.2 or above and the ActivConnect OPS-G with firmware v2.4.2 or above.
For more information on Screen Share, please see this Promethean Support website article.
Teachers have the ability to connect their computers to the ActivPanel Elements Series interactive display in order to display their computer-based lessons using interactive whiteboard software, or presentations. Connecting a computer is not required in order to utilize the interactive panel. Because the ActivPanel Elements series is preloaded with Classroom Essential Apps, such as the Interactive Whiteboard app, and teachers can access curated educational apps from the Promethean store, the ActivPanel Elements series can be used to deliver lessons with all the preloaded educational tools simply by plugging in the power cord.
In addition to the interactive Whiteboard App, a variety of Promethean Classroom Essential apps are included with the ActivPanel Elements Series interactive display. The Annotation App allows teachers to write over any content at any time, regardless of the connected source. Teachers can also use the Screen Capture App to capture an image, crop, and import into the Whiteboard app. The ActivCast App provides the ability to collaborate from anywhere in the classroom by mirroring up to four devices to the ActivPanel Elements Series at once. The customizable Spinner and Timer Apps add excitement to any classroom interactive display lesson activities.
Designed specifically for education, the Promethean developed Whiteboard App is included on the ActivPanel Elements Series range of interactive displays. The intuitive Whiteboard App combines the best interactive display writing and drawing experiences together with an easy to use platform so teachers can get started instantly annotating and with no training required. A great place to start is on the Promethean Support website, where you can download a Whiteboard app user manual.
The ActivPanel Elements series range of interactive displays for the classroom utilizes a customized version of the Android 8 operating system, providing a greater level of speed, reliability, and security. It allows for enhanced over-the-air updates that save time and provides an open, extensible interactive display platform for easy integration in any school technology environment. If you’re interested in learning more about updating the ActivPanel, visit the Panel Management page for further explanations.
Older generations of interactive boards for classrooms relied on projector-based technology. These systems worked by connecting a laptop or computer to a projector, which then projected an image on to an interactive whiteboard. These projector systems would often require periodic maintenance to replace bulbs, filters, and even the projector itself.
Today’s range of interactive displays for education (such as the Promethean ActivPanel Titanium and Nickel models) are based on LED technology and do not require a separate projector unit, and therefore, are practically maintenance-free with much longer lifespans than older projector-based systems.
For over 20 years, Promethean has been dedicated to education. We were one of the first companies to introduce the interactive whiteboard for the classroom and the ActivPanel Elements Series continues our tradition of developing purposefully designed products that are designed by teachers for teachers, to be used in the classroom. The ActivPanel Elements Series interactive displays are created specifically for the classroom and are based on extensive user research to deliver the ease-of-use that matters to teachers and students, as well as the security and manageability trusted by IT professionals and K-12 administrators. Don’t forget, Promethean’s range of interactive screens also include ActivInspire lesson delivery software included at no extra cost, and with no subscription requirements!
The most helpful features of an interactive whiteboard are a large, multi-touch screen that can be used for walk-up collaboration. The ability to provide sound for audio learners is key, as well as access to helpful features such as drawing tools, timer apps, spinner apps for selection, and of course, free lesson delivery software!
An interactive whiteboard was the first generation of interactive teaching hardware for schools. It is used in classrooms to facilitate teaching and learning by providing a visual and collaborative learning experience from a large physical touch-screen surface. It featured three key components; a projector, a computer, and the physical interactive whiteboard.
In any teaching environment, the interactive whiteboard can be used for lesson delivery and assessment. It can be used for group collaboration with your students, it can be used to explain theory through diagrams and drawing, it can even be used for art and design and browsing the internet!
Remote learning happens when the student and teacher are separated by time and/or distance. In other words, they are not in a traditional classroom setting. Hybrid learning combines traditional classroom teaching with online/remote activities. For educators who are interested in remote learning, take a look at Promethean’s FREE cloud-based teaching software, ClassFlow.
Professional development is critical to address hybrid or remote scenarios. Teachers can access Promethean training courses from anywhere, anytime, and learn about remote learning with Promethean, Google, and Microsoft. Virtual training – teachers can attend regional virtual training webinars delivered by Promethean Education Consultants on how to teach in a remote environment with applicable classroom examples. where permitted, in-person, on-site training is customized to specific school scenarios to address remote and hybrid learning requirements.
Promethean has libraries of content available to educators with hundreds of thousands of ClassFlow free teaching resources that can be shared with students. ClassFlow is an online cloud-based lesson delivery software service that allows for instructional materials in a teacher’s presentation to be shared with any student device while maintaining student interaction.
The Promethean ActivPanel interactive display empowers secure, multi-device collaboration via screen sharing across networks using smartphones, Chromebooks™, tablets, and laptops. This frees teachers to move anywhere in the classroom and create small/large group interactions that drive student engagement. Plus now with Cloud Connect (which connects the Teacher Profile directly to their Cloud accounts including Google Drive and One Drive), teachers can build content anywhere, access it at the ActivPanel, then take content from the ActivPanel and share it in any virtual classroom.
Teachers can record ActivInspire lessons and share via Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Box, or any cloud sharing platforms. Students can access the personal version of ActivInspire (for free) and share activities for offline interactions and view lessons on their devices. Teachers can export flipchart lessons to pdfs and share them via the virtual classroom of their choice. Students can connect to a flipchart lesson via a browser (device agnostic) for quick and easy polling.