Expanding upon their ActivPanel line, Promethean recently announced the new ActivPanel Elements series. The new models incorporate innovation and ease of use for teachers and students, as well as security and manageability for IT professionals and administrators.
The Elements series features a unified menu to control all apps and settings on the panel along with source switching across connected devices. Source switching allows teachers to easily switch between content and resources with little training and with no need to manually switch inputs across hardware.
Promethean’s proprietary new Vellum writing technology, included on all the Element series panels, brings together elements of hardware and software to make the writing experience more natural and enjoyable. Vellum features include free-form writing, pinch-zoom navigations and pre-loaded teaching tools. The included Classroom Essential apps provide teachers with tools to supplement lessons. Teachers can also draw, highlight, and annotate over any content from any source with the Annotate app, and add excitement to activities with the customizable Spinner and Timer apps. The ActivPanel Elements series also includes Promethean’s interactive lesson delivery software products—ActivInspire and ClassFlow.
The ActivPanel Elements series offers multi-device collaboration via screen sharing across the ActivPanel, smartphones, Chromebooks, tablets, and laptops allowing teachers the freedom to move anywhere in the classroom and create group interactions.
The Elements series offers two new models that fit into any school’s technology environment. The value-focused ActivPanel Nickel is designed to provide teachers with all the essentials they need straight out of the box and without the expense of an additional computing device. The ActivPanel Titanium is ideal for STEAM-based lessons with Bluetooth onboard for easy connectivity to accessories, robots, lab sensors, and more. It also has proximity sensing capabilities for automatic warming up or powering down. In addition, ActivPanel Titanium features an ergonomically angled center console with large colored and backlit buttons so teachers can quickly find the appropriate controls.