Promethean launches intuitive whiteboard app for the ActivPanel
The new Promethean whiteboard app allows teachers to enhance lessons with ease
(SEATTLE – July 31, 2018) Promethean®, a global education technology company, announced the availability of a new Whiteboard App for its market-leading ActivPanel. The new App allows teachers to easily supplement lessons with free-form writing and collaborate with students. Combining the industry’s most natural writing and drawing experiences with an application that is easy to use, the Promethean Whiteboard App makes it simple for teachers to begin using the new App instantly with little to no training.
“Created with simplicity, easy adoption, and engagement in mind, the new Promethean Whiteboard App allows teachers to focus on teaching and spend less time on figuring out how to use the technology,” said Chris Woerner, Head of Software Project Management at Promethean. “First and foremost, we designed the Whiteboard App to be easy to use, so teachers can quickly illustrate an idea and supplement a lesson without having to learn complex software menus or tools. We are always striving to enhance teacher productivity, and we believe the new Whiteboard App delivers a flexible solution that is as easy as writing on a traditional whiteboard.”
Interaction with the new Whiteboard App is designed to be both natural and intelligent. The Whiteboard App automatically detects the differences between the touch of a pen or a finger, and it allows teachers and students to erase naturally with the palm of a hand or block eraser. Similar to a smartphone or tablet, the navigation on the Whiteboard App’s infinite workspace is simple with pinch and zoom actions.
Designed specifically for education, the Whiteboard App also includes convenient teaching tools that enhance productivity and collaboration opportunities. Teachers can easily illustrate an idea with pre-made templates, such as charts, tables, mind maps, and fractions. The Whiteboard App also offers multiple colors and lined background options to aid with writing, and ruler and protractor tools to allow teachers to instantly draw perfect lines and angles. When a lesson or activity calls for multiple students to work on the display together, the Whiteboard App can be easily divided into separate workspaces.
The new Whiteboard App provides many options for teachers to incorporate external resources. Teachers can quickly and easily insert saved images from the ActivPanel or use the snapshot tool to capture content from other apps and seamlessly incorporate it into the Whiteboard session. The Whiteboard App also includes the ability to link remote storage and email accounts for access to additional resources. Whiteboard session files can be saved directly to the ActivPanel for a later class or can be shared with student devices via Bluetooth™, and exported to a PDF to share with students and peers.
The new Whiteboard App with be available with new ActivPanels this fall. Existing customers with an ActivConnect device can now upgrade to the new Whiteboard App via an over-the-air update. For more information, please visit Promethean’s support article.
For more information about the latest ActivPanel and the new Whiteboard App, visit www.prometheanworld.com.