SOURCE: Promethean, Inc.

December 04, 2007 14:25 ET

Promethean Planet Hits Record Heights

Atlanta, GA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - Promethean, a global leader in interactive technology, today celebrated the 100,000th member of the world's fastest growing teaching community focused on interactive technologies, [] Promethean Planet. This phenomenal growth reveals the desire of educators around the world to collaborate and share while also reflecting the leap in popularity of social networking sites.

Promethean Planet, established in September 2006 and managed and monitored by Promethean, is a free global forum for anyone interested in interactive education to download a range of interactive whiteboard resources and share best practice ideas. As an increasing number of teachers across the globe are using technology such as interactive whiteboards and learner response systems to make lessons more fun and engaging, Promethean Planet allows them to download or share content online. It also enables teachers to communicate and feel supported by their peers, crossing cultural barriers and bringing people from different corners of the globe together -- visitors from over 133 different countries have visited the website.

One teacher, Wendy MacAlpine, comments on Promethean Planet: "I don't think that I would know a quarter of what I do without the benefit of the forum. It's such a great help to be able to get an answer to a problem in just a few hours. The forum members are always helpful and friendly, and it's great to know that you can also contribute and share ideas and resources with teachers all over the world."

Each day more than 200 educators join Promethean Planet, over 50,000 lessons are downloaded a month and an average of 1,000 visitors log into the site each day, Promethean Planet has rapidly become the global hub of the interactive teaching community.

Commenting on the global success of Promethean Planet, Jean-Yves Charlier, CEO of Promethean said: "The extraordinary success of Promethean Planet is due to its members and their desire to enrich the global teaching community through sharing, advising and innovating -- attributes that Promethean strongly identifies with. In today's technological world where social networking is increasingly popular, Promethean Planet is a shining example of a global community working together towards a common goal -- improving the education of our future generations. Our success is due to our sole focus on education."

About Promethean

Promethean is a global leader in interactive learning technology that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for educators, its award-winning products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and with greater ease. The technology enables them to create, customize and integrate text, web, video and audio content, so they can more easily capture students' attention and accommodate different learning styles.

Promethean Activclassroom solutions help educators teach and students learn worldwide with Activboard, the world's most durable interactive whiteboard technology; Activstudio, a software platform for secondary teaching; and Activprimary, the only product designed specifically for use in primary schools and nurseries that runs on any brand of interactive whiteboard. It also offers the wireless hand-held Activote system that that permits instantaneous assessment of pupils' comprehension of lessons. Beyond the classroom, Promethean offers training and support to ensure maximum results and return on investment.

Promethean is headquartered in the United Kingdom with its USA headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Its products are distributed through a network of partners and inspire millions of learners in more than 70 countries.

Contact Information

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    Ian Bryan
    Promethean Media Relations
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