Promethean Shortlisted for EdTech Digest 2017 Cool Tool Awards

March 24, 2017



ATLANTA (March 24, 2017) Promethean, a global education technology solutions provider, was a finalist in four categories of EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Awards: Hardware Solution, Emerging Technology Solution, Presentation Solution, and Classroom Management Solution for Teachers.

EdTech Digest’s annual awards program recognizes people and companies in education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual recognition program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters.

“It’s an honor to be recognized among edtech’s best and brightest,” said Vince Young, chief marketing officer of Promethean. “Promethean has significantly expanded our solutions’ capabilities within the past year, and being shortlisted in four categories reaffirms our commitment to creating immersive tools that empower teachers and motivate students to learn.”

Listed as a Hardware Solutions finalist, the ActivPanel™ is the true connected hub of the classroom. Powered with an externally accessible Android™ based processor, the ActivPanel allows users to update its performance capabilities easily. This simplifies the device maintenance process and protects the investment that schools make in interactive panel displays. 

The new ActivPanel with InGlass touch and writing technology offers a natural and smooth writing experience that is precise and lag-free. The ActivPanel provides a digital whiteboard, saving and sending capabilities, and a simultaneous touch and pen surface.

Shortlisted for Presentation Solution and Classroom Management Solution for Teachers, ClassFlow is the free, next-generation lesson delivery software for interactive touchboards. Simplifying the way teachers deliver and engage with interactive learning, ClassFlow allows teachers to:

  • Present engaging pen or touch-based lessons on any brand of interactive classroom display
  • Foster collaboration and self-management skills with free ClassFlow student accounts
  • Send quizzes, polls, and activities to students using laptops, Chromebooks™, tablets, smartphones, or learner response clickers
  • Promote parent engagement as an instructional strategy with the free ClassFlow Moments app
  • Recognize outstanding student behavior by sending digital badges to students and parents
  • Discover thousands of interactive lessons, resources, and activities from educators around the world in the ClassFlow Marketplace

In addition to ActivPanel and ClassFlow, Promethean, in conjunction with ARHT Media, Inc., was a finalist under the Emerging Technology Solution category for the HumaGram of Ron Clark. HumaGrams are ultra-enhanced holograms that “beam” a speaker or presenter to anywhere in the world and to multiple places at the same time – in real time and brilliant 3D.

Last year, teacher, author and school founder Ron Clark delivered the keynote address for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District’s Rigor, Relevance and Relationships (RRR) Conference as a 3D human hologram from ARHT Media, Inc. The Ron Clark HumaGram was the first time that this augmented holographic technology was used to deliver teacher and administrator training in an educational setting.

For more information on Promethean, visit www.PrometheanWorld.com.

About Promethean

Promethean is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating, and implementing innovative 21st-century learning environments that help make everyone more engaged, empowered, and successful. Promethean’s main corporate offices are located in Blackburn, UK, and Atlanta, USA. Promethean is a member of the Net Dragon Websoft, Inc. (HKSE: 0777) group of companies.  For more information, please visit PrometheanWorld.com.

About NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited

NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (HKSE: 0777) is a leading innovator and creative force in China's mobile Internet industry. Established in 1999, NetDragon is a vertically integrated, cutting-edge R&D powerhouse with a highly successful track record which includes the development of flagship MMORPGs such as Eudemons Online and Conquer Online, China’s number one online gaming portal, 17173.com, and China's most influential smartphone app store platform, 91 Wireless, which was sold to Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) in 2013 as the largest Internet M&A transaction in China at the time. Being China's pioneer in overseas expansion, NetDragon also directly operates a number of game titles in over 10 languages internationally since 2003. In recent years, NetDragon has become a major player in global online and mobile learning space as it works to leverage its mobile Internet technologies and operational know-how to develop a game-changing learning ecosystem. For more information, please visit NetDragon.com.

Promethean Press Contact

Christina Dela Cruz

Christina.Delacruz@prometheanworld.com 

+1 (678) 336-8108

NetDragon Investor Contact

Maggie Zhou

maggie@nd.com.cn

+852 2850 7266 / +86 591 8754 3120

 

©Promethean 2017. All Rights Reserved. Promethean, the Promethean logo, ClassFlow, and ActivPanel are trademarks or registered trademarks of Promethean Limited in the United Kingdom, United States, and other countries around the world. InGlass is a trademark of FlatFrog Laboratories AB. Humagram is a trademark of ARHT Media, Inc. Chromebook and Android are trademarks of Google, Inc.

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