Promethean Launches Arabic-Language Promethean Planet & ActivClassroom for Students and Teachers in MENA

Published October 28th, 2009 - 07:52 GMT

Promethean, a global leader in interactive education technology solutions, today announced at GITEX that it has launched Promethean Planet in Arabic, the latest language-specific addition to the world’s largest interactive whiteboard community. Simultaneously, Promethean announced that ActivClassroom for Everyone, the latest version of its award-winning collaborative classroom learning solution, is now available with Arabic character recognition.

Promethean Planet in Arabic opens up the world-renowned online teaching and learning community to Arabic speaking teachers across the Middle East and North Africa. The world’s fastest-growing online interactive whiteboard community, Promethean Planet is designed to provide teachers with the ability to share new and innovative lessons, access a wide range of professional development materials and connect with each other, no matter where in the world they are.

Promethean Planet provides digital content, resources, support and training to educators across the globe; a virtual library that is completely free to join and accessible 24/7.

Majeed Sharaf, Vice President, Promethean Middle East said, “The availability of Promethean Planet in Arabic, with resources created in Arabic by Arabic speaking teachers, makes the site and its tools far more accessible for anyone who teaches in or speaks the language. Additionally, the sharing of new ideas and fresh approaches – a central function of Promethean Planet – will now take place even more effectively, benefiting the region’s students further.

“Educators using Promethean’s ActivClassroom are now also able to take advantage of Arabic character recognition, letting them make the most of the expanded features, tools and resource integration capabilities introduced earlier this year. Our Arabic product features and support tools send out a clear message that Promethean is fully committed to providing the region’s educators with tailored products and resources that allow them to cultivate immersive, collaborative learning environments.”

Promethean Planet in Arabic already includes:

Members’ area
Resources – over 50 flipcharts and more than 10 weblinks
Forum (in English)
Professional Development: ActivTips videos and ActivLearning online course

More features will continually be added, including resource packs, an Arabic-language forum, and news and events. Promethean Planet recently celebrated membership surpassing 400,000, as well as seeing yearly visitor figures exceed four million.

Visitors to the Promethean stand at GITEX (E3-40) are able to experience the latest Promethean offering: ActivClassroom with self-paced learning. Launched in April 2009, the new ActivClassroom offers breakthrough enhancements that allow students to learn at their own pace while giving teachers even more advanced immediate assessment capabilities.

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