ActivPanel wins ISTE 2017 Best of Show award

Published: July 11th, 2017

(ATLANTA – July 11, 2017)PrometheanTM, a global education technology company, received Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2017 Best of Show award for the ActivPanel. The awards were presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas and recognize technologies that could have the most impact in the classroom.

“We are thrilled that the ActivPanel was the only market-leading K-12 interactive flat panel brand to receive the Best of Show award at ISTE,” said Vin Riera, CEO at Promethean. “Promethean’s tools and solutions encourage interactive and immersive learning and transform classrooms into collaborative and connected environments. We are pleased that the judges recognize ActivPanel’s potential to motivate students to learn.”

Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2017 Best of Show awards highlight outstanding products exhibited at ISTE 2017. Award winners were selected by panels of professional users and editors based on descriptions provided through a nomination form, as well as judges’ inspections at the event.

The ActivPanel with InGlassTM touch and writing technology provides a natural and smooth writing experience. Its externally accessible AndroidTM-based processor provides instant access to educational apps directly from the home screen, mirrors mobile devices to share content, and connects BluetoothTM devices to support lessons. ActivPanel offers the lowest total cost of ownership in its class.1

Included with the ActivPanel is ClassFlow Desktop, the next generation of interactive lesson delivery software bundled with all Promethean interactive displays. ClassFlow Desktop can be used offline and teachers can:

  • Convert existing flipcharts, PDFs, and other file formats into ClassFlow lessons
  • Annotate over content
  • Launch the instant whiteboard for freestyle writing
  • Snapshot the display screen and easily save and share

Additionally, teachers can go online with ClassFlow Desktop to access ClassFlow’s suite of advanced collaboration tools, including quizzing and polling, rewards, assignments, and the app for parents called ClassFlow Moments.

ISTE 2017 Best of Show winners will be highlighted in the August 2017 issue of Tech & Learning.

A comprehensive list of the winners can be found online here. For more information about the ActivPanel, visit

About Tech & Learning
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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 Holdings Limited (HKSE: 0777) group of companies.  For more information, please visit

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,, 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

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 1. Class is defined by a combination of price and features, external/upgradable Android, and In Glass touch/writing technology. 
©Promethean 2017. All Rights Reserved. Promethean, the Promethean logo, and the 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. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.