Blackburn firm to revolutionise walls for 'smart’ for pupils

This Is Lancashire: Blackburn firm to revolutionise walls for smart’ for pupils Blackburn firm to revolutionise walls for smart’ for pupils

A BLACKBURN firm is set to revolutionise teaching styles by creating classrooms with ‘smart walls’.

Whitebirk-based Promethean said it had moved on to the next stage from interactive whiteboards.

The educational tools firm has joined forces with touch technology giant Light Blue Optics. The result is a digital panel called ActivWall which can be used on any surface.

The screens can be positioned both at the front and back of a classroom, as well as on adjacent walls. The screens, which respond to touch, can also be used on vertical surfaces, creating ‘smart desks’ for small working groups.

The screens also use ‘Light Touch’ technology so screens know whether the contact touch is a pen or fingertip and responds accordingly. The smart surfaces can also process commands of up to 20 pupil and teacher touches simultaneously

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11:30am Tue 11 Feb 14

woolywords says...

Oh great, after years of telling the kids to keep their hands off the walls, along comes Promethean, to tell them to put their hands on them.
It may well be an educational tool to them but so was a crack under the lug, for leaving sticky fingerprints on the walls, to the kids.



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Nice to see Promethean still making cutting edge stuff again, after their sticky patch of a few years ago.
Oh great, after years of telling the kids to keep their hands off the walls, along comes Promethean, to tell them to put their hands on them. It may well be an educational tool to them but so was a crack under the lug, for leaving sticky fingerprints on the walls, to the kids. ps. Nice to see Promethean still making cutting edge stuff again, after their sticky patch of a few years ago. woolywords
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10:17am Fri 14 Feb 14

pepsi00 says...

My son's school adopted this sort of technology years ago when they bought Alpha Touch screens from a company in Chorley. Promethean are just catching up this isn't new tech it's been around for years. Be nice to see an article on them
My son's school adopted this sort of technology years ago when they bought Alpha Touch screens from a company in Chorley. Promethean are just catching up this isn't new tech it's been around for years. Be nice to see an article on them pepsi00
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