Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
A new suite of options under development by two worldwide organizations Microsoft and Promethean will give a new collaborative classroom-based understanding atmosphere. Functioning together the two businesses will create a suite of Windows eight and Windows RT applications providing educators the potential to use collaborative, interactive and true-time assessment technology to personalize finding out.
The prolific deployment of 1:1 devices and the rising interest in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) may possibly have the potential to alter how teaching and learning happens, but too typically these technologies are sent to the classroom without having becoming connected to understanding. Prometheans function with Microsoft will give educators the ability to use the most current technological innovations to assist modify teaching and finding out in all environments by engaging students and escalating their activity via entire class instruction, group collaboration and individualized understanding, said Jim Marshall, CEO of Promethean.
“We’re excited to support student understanding with Prometheans commitment to continue developing on the Microsoft technology platform,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President of WW Education at Microsoft Corp. “Promethean is an critical companion and supports our focus to have a positive effect on student understanding and our education vision of anytime anyplace studying for all.
Below the agreement the two businesses program to:
Create Windows 8 and Windows RT apps for collaborative, multi-user, multi-touch for the ActivTable. An app currently beneath development by Promethean engineers sets up a actual-time marketplace where students run a company and find out simple principles of economics, enterprise development, marketing and sales. The application makes use of the Windows eight platform, Prometheans interactive delivery devices (ActivBoard and ActivTable), Microsoft Surface and other tablets. Students handle their companies on any device and understand how real-time enterprise decisions like reducing the price tag for goods or services impacts share price tag. Data collected throughout the game can be used for future lessons.
Develop ActivEngage for Windows 8. Presently obtainable for laptops, tablets and mobile devices, ActivEngage is employed to collect feedback in genuine-time, which is assessed and analyzed and then employed by educators to personalize studying. The modification to Windows 8 expands the varieties of queries offered for adaptive finding out scenarios and offers a repository of assessment benefits for further analysis and reporting.
Establish Content material Development Centers of Excellence. These centers would be developed in collaboration with innovation centers at pick universities and will focus on establishing ActivTable Windows eight apps and digital content conversion for larger education and K-12.
Create interactive tools for Office 365. These tools expand the white boarding, polling and imbedding of interactive objects into Office 365. Promethean ActivOffice provides these capabilities for the present versions of Microsoft Workplace and is available when buyers download ActivInspire.
Microsoft and Promethean will perform collectively to help international implementation of ATC21S. This investigation project proposes approaches of assessing 21st-century skills and encourages teaching and adopting of these skills in the classroom. The two organizations will offer the project with collaborative and real-time assessment software, pedagogy and technology. Additionally, Prometheans classroom technology and application will be employed to help the worldwide Microsoft Mentor College Tour.
Microsoft will provide knowledge and help for Windows eight and Windows RT improvement for the Promethean ActivTable and true time assessment software ActivEngage.
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Promethean (LSE: PRW) is a international education business. We develop, create, provide and assistance interactive education and instruction options for schools, firms and governments. Our goods and solutions are raising understanding requirements, revolutionizing the way folks find out and collaborate, generating them far more engaged, empowered and productive and thereby unleashing human potential. Headquartered in the UK, Promethean Planet Plc is listed on the main industry of the London Stock Exchange. For much more information adhere to @ActivNews or visit http://www.PrometheanWorld.com.
Jodie Pozo-Olano, Head of International PR, Promethean
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