Promethean ActivEngage Mobile Enhances and Expands Learning Opportunities
New Mobile Solution Delivers Immediate Results to Assess and Address Student Needs
London, UK, 11 January 2012 – Global education company Promethean will launch its first mobile app for the classroom, ActivEngage Mobile, at BETT 2012.
This new virtual learner response system is designed to expand and support the use of hand-held devices, such as iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, and Android devices (tablets and phones) for teaching and learning activities. The application can be used with a mix of hand-held technologies, (e.g. Promethean ActivExpression devices alongside iPod Touch) to enhance assessment for learning and student response activities without the added cost of additional hardware.
An increasing number of schools are using interactive technologies but too often they lack an integrated solution to effectively drive change. ActivEngage Mobile will operate on a variety of devices, therefore giving teachers an integrated and complete solution that streamlines instruction while boosting engagement and creating opportunities to build important 21st century skills such as collaboration, communication and critical thinking.
Iwan Streichenberger, Promethean President of Learner Response and Assessment Solutions, said: “For years, businesses have successfully leveraged advancements in technology to increase productivity while reducing IT support cost. With the introduction of our first mobile app, we are empowering educators with a solution to create an integrated learning environment that will leverage these powerful devices.
“ActivEngage Mobile will also help increase teacher productivity in administering assessments for learning to increase student achievement. I am very excited about this development as it is just the beginning of our strategy to develop more applications to support classroom needs.”
The application will support delivery of a wide range of assessment question types: multiple choice, true/false, Likert, sort in order, text response and numeric. Advanced options, such as question levelling, enable progressive assessment activities to challenge students and help teachers address gaps in learning paths. Results are immediately tabulated, saving time and giving teachers information to address student needs in real time, bringing true and immediate data-driven decision making to the classroom.
Promethean’s ActivEngage is a multi-platform (Windows and Mac systems simultaneously) software application that will work on any laptop, desktop or networked wireless device. Now, ActivEngage Mobile extends this functionality to include Apple iOS and Android devices.
The client application is available for download from Apple’s App Store or the Android marketplace and the server application, which runs on the teacher’s computer, can be found on Promethean Planet (www.prometheanplanet.com).
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Promethean is a global education company committed to supporting teaching and learning. Our focus is on student-centered and collaborative learning. We do this through our integrated technology, training, content and assessment solutions that help teachers meet individual student needs. Our products are used in more than 750,000 classrooms around the world, and PrometheanPlanet.com, the world’s largest interactive whiteboard community site, provides over one million members access to around 38,000 free teaching resources. With corporate headquarters in the U.K. and U.S., Promethean has products distributed through a network of partners in some 100 countries and is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange as Promethean World Plc (ticker symbol ‘PRW’). www.prometheanworld.com
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