Promethean offers the ActivBoard interactive whiteboard series, which allows educators to project enlarged computer content onto a touch-sensitive board. Teachers and students interact with the content on the board using an ActivPen or finger as a stylus. Promethean Planet provides resource materials, such as lesson plans, games and assessments.
Each ActivBoard gives educators the opportunity to use ready-made lessons and activities from Promethean Planet or to create their own interactive lesson materials. Educators create lessons including multimedia presentations with music, video, photos or websites. Interactive whiteboards allow students to play educational games in all subjects.
Promethean makes several models of interactive whiteboard with options for size, surface type, mount and user functions, such as the ActivBoard 100, the ActivBoard 300 Pro, the ActivBoard 500 Pro and the ActivBoard Touch. Each model requires a display, a mount, a projector, ActivPens and software to function. The display size ranges from 64 inches to 95 inches, with a surface type of dry-erase or standard. Interactive whiteboard mounting is available as fixed, adjustable or mobile. Depending on the model, ActivBoards function with one to six users.
Smart Technologies, Mimio, Numonics and Polyvision also provide interactive whiteboard technologies, says the National Educators Association. Interactive whiteboards increase student engagement and allow teachers to differentiate for student learning style.