Global education technology company Promethean has addressed the potential for technology in education while debuting its new ActivPanel Elements Series at EduTECH 2019.
The EduTECH event in Sydney, which was held on 6-7 June, saw the exclusive regional launch of the ActivPanel Elements Series on Promethean’s stand, offering a range of solutions to fit differing school requirements and meet varying ICT strategies and budgets.
The ActivPanel Elements Series has been designed for teachers, by teachers, to give schools increased flexibility and offer handy tools for every classroom.
Alistair Hayward, Promethean’s Head of UKI and ANZ markets, said, “At Promethean, we are always striving for innovation in education, and the ActivPanel Elements series offers just that. We have ensured that this new range represents increased flexibility and accessibility for schools of all kinds.”
The Elements Series encourages students and teachers to collaborate more closely. Exclusive Vellum technology provides a natural writing experience without input lag and false strokes. This smooth pen-on-paper writing performance enables students and teachers to write instinctively without any disruption.
ActivPanel Elements Series is supplied with Promethean’s award-winning ActivInspire and ClassFlow as standard, facilitating seamless lesson planning, delivery and assessment. The ActivPanel Elements Series also provides access to an ever-expanding ecosystem of educational applications alongside the Instant Whiteboard app, putting an infinite canvas for creativity at the teacher’s fingertips.
Promethean also hosted a range of seminars across the two-day EduTECH event to provide insight and inspiration to visitors. The seminars touched upon ed-tech usage across the curriculum as well as its roles in online safety, feedback and assessment.
Dr John Collick, Senior Education Consultant at Promethean, also delivered a presentation on ‘Cyberstudents, A.I. and the future of learning’. He discussed interaction and integration with technology both inside and outside of the classroom. “The potential for technology to enhance teaching and learning experiences is greater than ever and understanding our relationship with technology will help us to maximise this potential,” he said.
Promethean also launched the State of Technology in Education survey at EduTECH. The first of its kind in the region, the survey will gauge how technology is currently being used in Australian education, map out trends in education technology, and identify key areas where progress can be made.
This is an opportunity for educators in Australia to have their say about the role of technology in learning and teaching and help steer the development of the market towards the best outcomes for education. According to Promethean, the survey will be instrumental in mapping out the education technology landscape in Australia and providing a baseline for improvement.