Hosted by Promethean’s Dr. John Collick, guests explored the new technologies and got a chance to understand how these can give us the vision to build a new paradigm for education.
“Education, technology, our understanding of how the mind learns, and our understanding of how young people interact with technology is all coming together at a single point; our very own da Vinci moment,” said Dr. John Collick. “At Bett 2017, we took educators on a journey with the objective to inspire visitors to think of technology differently and understand how it can advance and enhance teaching and learning.”
“As part of the NetDragon Websoft Group of companies, we’re in a very privileged position to see some of the most cutting edge technologies which are being developed worldwide – some of which are used in other sectors already – some of which are not,” said Ian Curtis, Head of EMEA and ANZ markets at Promethean.
“At Bett 2017, we wanted to bring these together to create an immersive experience which gets people thinking about the future’s potential and left them inspired as to what technology in education might look like in our lifetime and beyond.”
At stand B98, Promethean showcased the all-new ActivPanel™ with InGlassTM touch and writing technology and ClassFlow Desktop. The new interactive touchboard offers a natural and smooth writing experience that is precise and lag-free with free-form handwriting, drawing, and saving and sending capabilities.
Attendees also visited the ‘Promethean Theatre’ where UK teachers hosted a rolling programme of practical seminars offering teachers best practices on using edtech in the classroom. The seminars highlighted how ActivPanel with ClassFlow can be used to leverage the teaching potential of the increasingly popular ‘Internet of Things’.
“Our team of Promethean Advocates have first-hand experience in using the latest Promethean solutions in UK classrooms,” explained Janice Prandstatter, teaching and learning consultant at Promethean. “They’ve been able to use the best of their knowledge and skills to develop some really powerful seminars that will equip teachers with useful tips and ideas that can be utilized in lessons at their schools.”