The world’s largest interactive whiteboard community just got bigger
Atlanta, GA, July 12, 2011 – Promethean Planet, the collaborative online community dedicated to improving teaching and learning via technology, has now reached over 1 million worldwide members.
Established by Promethean, a global education technology company, in July 2006 the community has taken just five years to reach this incredible milestone.
Promethean Planet is now used by over one million educators, in more than 150 countries who gather daily to collaborate, exchange ideas, share best practice, and browse almost 35,000 free and publisher-supplied resources. While it began as a community for users of Promethean technology, it has grown to now include members with a wide variety of classroom and technology experiences.
Commenting on reaching the incredible 1 million milestone, Brent Taggart, President of Promethean Community & Content, said: “Reaching 1 million members is a tremendous achievement and has happened thanks to a great many people who have worked to develop the community over the years. Not least of all amongst these are the Planet members themselves. Whether posting in the forum, contributing blog articles, moderating groups, or sharing educational resources, it’s their contributions that make Planet what it is!”
Promethean Planet facts:
• Promethean Planet started in July 2006 with 500 lessons contributed by schools in the US and UK
• In January 2008, Promethean Planet launched its first foreign language site in French. This was followed by sites in Italian (January 2009), German (June 2009), Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Arabic (Autumn 2009), Finnish (February 2010), Dutch (April 2010), and even Kazakh (October 2010)
• Promethean Planet has won several awards including: Worddidac (2008 and 2010) and CODiE (2011)
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Promethean – Lighting the flame of learning
Promethean is a global education company committed to supporting teaching and learning. Our focus is on student centered and collaborative learning. We do this through our integrated technology, training, content and assessment solutions that help teachers meet individual student needs. Our products are used in more than 650,000 classrooms around the world, and PrometheanPlanet.com, the world’s largest interactive whiteboard community site, provides its almost one million members access to around 28,000 free teaching resources. With corporate headquarters in the U.K. and U.S., Promethean has products distributed through a network of partners in some 100 countries and is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange as Promethean World Plc (ticker symbol ‘PRW’). www.PrometheanWorld.com
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