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Promethean Releases Assistive-Technology Pointing Device Designed Specifically to Meet the Needs of Special Needs and Primary Education Students

Promethean Releases Assistive-Technology Pointing Device Designed Specifically to Meet the Needs of Special Needs and Primary Ed

ATLANTA, July 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Promethean, a global leader in interactive learning technology, has released Activwand, a new device designed specifically to engage special needs and primary education students.

The Activwand complements Promethean's Activpen as another means to interact with the Promethean Activboard. Because the 21 inch Activwand makes it easier for special needs students and primary learners to reach and touch the Activboard interactive whiteboard, it enhances pupil engagement with the lesson and develops motor skills.

"Promethean understands the importance of providing solutions that work for special needs students and young learners," said Lupita Knittel, director of product management for Promethean. "Creativity, collaboration and physical engagement are core to a child's learning experience; we want to make it easier for all students."

"The wand offered easier reach to manipulate all whiteboard areas of flipcharts/interactive websites. I used my judgment when using the whiteboard to decide whether the stylus or wand was a better choice for a particular activity. It was nice to have both," said Anna Judd, Special Education Teacher at Forsyth County School District, Georgia. "And with the Activwand, even the youngest of students or those with special needs are able to participate."

Promethean also offers Activprimary, the leading whiteboard software designed specifically for use in primary schools and kindergarten. Activprimary's unique interface has large, easy-to-use tools located at the bottom of the screen, allowing young learners to more easily interact with activities on the Activboard. Special teacher tools on the top of the screen and a huge resource library make lesson development quick, easy and fun.

Promethean's Activclassroom helps increase learning through student engagement. Teachers have thousands of standards-based resources at their fingertips as an integral part of the award-winning Activstudio lesson development software. Student centered lessons take place on Activboard interactive whiteboards. Full class participation is provided through handheld Activote formative assessment devices. Comprehensive professional development takes teaching and learning to a new level, leveraging the complete classroom delivery system.

The battery-powered Activwand is available immediately. About Promethean

Promethean is a global leader and innovator in interactive learning technology that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for education professionals, its award-winning products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and easily. The technology enables them to create, customize and integrate text, images, quizzes and tests, web, video and audio content, so they can more easily capture students' attention and accommodate different learning styles.

Promethean's headquarters are in Blackburn, in the United Kingdom. In the US, it is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Its products are distributed through a global network of partners and inspire millions of learners in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit http://www.prometheanworld.com/ .

Promethean

CONTACT: Ivy Le, Fleishman-Hillard, +1-404-739-0130, or
[email protected] , or John Deaver, Fleishman-Hillard, +1-404 739-0111, or
[email protected] , both for Promethean

Web site: http://www.prometheanworld.com/

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