Atlanta, Sept 27, 2006 – Math and science lessons just became more engaging for grades 6-12 students and teachers alike with the partnership announced today between Promethean, a global leader in interactive learning technology, and ExploreLearning, the world’s largest repository of math and science simulations.
The partnership brings together the best for math and science students and educators across the country. ExploreLearning’s catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 6-12, will now be optimized for Promethean Activclassroom users.
“As part of an ongoing commitment to provide educators the tools for effective instruction that keeps students engaged, the partnership between our two companies is the best of both worlds, said Mark Elliott, president of Promethean Inc. “The research-proven instructional strategies from ExploreLearning delivered on the Promethean Activboard make learning fun and interactive.”
“Teaching with Explore Learning Gizmos on the Promethean Activboard is like having supercharged teaching tools in a teacher’s toolkit,” said Gautam Saha, a science teacher at Norcross High School in Norcross, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. “My students can’t resist interacting with brightly colored bouncing balls to explore difficult concepts. As a teacher, I am thrilled with the results my students achieve through Explore Learning and the Promethean Activboard.”
ExploreLearning brings research-based instructional methods to the classroom. Their simulations, called Gizmos T, build on scientific research showing that the use of computer-based manipulatives has a strong impact on student achievement. Gizmos are designed as supplemental curriculum materials, correlated to state and national standards and to most leading textbooks. With more than 400 Gizmos online, ExploreLearning has helped thousands of students grasp complex math and science concepts.
Promethean’s integrated Activclassroom empowers teachers to deliver rich, animated and sound-enabled content to enliven classroom experiences and learning. From Activstudio software that helps teachers prepare lessons from multiple media sources and interactively present on Activboard, the industry’s most durable interactive whiteboard, Promethean’s solutions are class-leading.
Collaboration is enhanced through the wireless Activslate which permits instructional mobility in the classroom while enhancing student engagement and reducing disciplinary issues. To further increase class interactivity and formatively assess individual student or group progress, students can use the wireless Activote device.
Promethean is a global leader in interactive learning technology helping to empower teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate students. Developed by and for educators, Promethean’s curriculum delivery and assessment technologies enable teachers to create, customize and integrate texts, Web, video and audio content to interactively capture students’ attention and accommodate their different learning styles. By closely collaborating with educators worldwide in the development of new pedagogy-based technologies, Promethean supports local curriculum standards while providing tools to formatively assess student performance instantly and ensure their success. Promethean Activclassroom solutions are helping educators teach and students learn worldwide. Beyond the classroom, Promethean offers comprehensive training and support services to ensure maximum results and realization on investment. For more information, please visit www.prometheanworld.com/n-america The group is headquartered in Blackburn, UK, and has overseas offices in the USA (Atlanta, Ga.), France, Germany and China. About Explore Learning
ExploreLearning offers interactive online simulations that drive conceptual understanding of Math and Science in grades 6-12. The company’s objective is to help students build lasting knowledge of mathematical and scientific principles through hands-on exploration. Its growing base of inquiry-based learning materials provides a powerful enhancement to the way teachers teach and students learn. ExploreLearning brings research-based instructional methods to the classroom. Their simulations, called Gizmos T, build on scientific research showing that the use of computer-based manipulatives has a strong impact on student achievement. Gizmos are designed as supplemental curriculum materials, correlated to state and national standards and to most leading textbooks. With more than 400 Gizmos online, ExploreLearning has helped thousands of students grasp complex math and science concepts.