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  • 8 June 2010 10:33

Promethean Planet Upgrades - World's largest online whiteboard community

Promethean Planet, the world’s largest online interactive whiteboard community receives exciting next generation upgrade. Promethean, a world leader in the rapidly growing global market for interactive learning technology, has today unveiled a new look Promethean Planet (www.PrometheanPlanet.com) to provide members with a faster, easier and more enhanced user experience.

Promethean Planet Is Changing!

World’s largest online interactive whiteboard community receives exciting next generation upgrade

Sydney, 8 June 2010: Promethean, a world leader in the rapidly growing global market for interactive learning technology, has today unveiled a new look Promethean Planet (www.PrometheanPlanet.com) to provide members with a faster, easier and more enhanced user experience.

Available free in 11 languages, this next generation of Planet aims to provide its 600,000 plus teaching members with new functional enhancements. These include a one-click mega-menu and enhanced resource search and filtering, making it quicker to search for and access over 20,000 free resources.

Proving once again that Promethean Planet is all about its members, the new site enables users to personalise their experience by customising their community homepage with their favourite content and resources, exchange private messages from other members and create bookmarked quick links to any Planet page. In addition, Planet’s free online storage means each member can save and store up to 1GB of resources securely in their free, personal storage space.

With its enhanced website, Promethean Planet continues to lead the way to encourage the true spirit of community. Promethean Planet’s new innovative private group functionality has been designed to meet the needs of educator groups, schools, districts and education authorities. Planet members can apply to set up a private group that includes private forum, blog and wiki functionality as well as the ability to file-share within the private group environment.

Brent Taggart, Head of Promethean Planet said: “Promethean Planet is the world’s largest online community of its kind and its success is due to its members that span 150 countries. We provide the platform for teachers and educationalists to share lessons and ideas, source training, and interact with their peers. The enhancements and improved functionality unveiled today have been designed with our members in mind in order to further improve their Planet experience and to build on its market leading position.”

Promethean Planet’s popular online store has also been given an exciting new facelift, making it even easier to buy Publisher Created Resources from leading names such National Geographic, Dorling Kindersley, Scholastic, the Waterford Institute and Collins. These low-cost, ready-made lessons are completely customizable, aligned to educational standards and can be purchased in US dollars, GBP and now Euros.

Promethean Planet’s innovations don’t stop there. Throughout the year more enhancements will be rolled out including some exciting new premium services.

- ENDS - Notes to editors: • Current membership of Promethean Planet is over 600,000 and is supported in eleven languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Kazakh, Arabic and Finnish. • Promethean Planet 2.0 will be rolled out in English with other languages following shortly. • Promethean Planet received the Worlddidac Foundation Award for Excellence in Education in 2008.

About Promethean Promethean - Lighting the flame of learning

Promethean's aim is to unlock the potential of human achievement in education and training at all ages around the world. It does so by creating, developing, supplying and supporting leading edge, interactive learning technology and by encouraging the growth of the world's largest online teacher community in this field. In these ways, Promethean is helping bring to life the promise of 21st century learning, improving engagement and results for learners and teachers alike.

The market for interactive learning technology is fast growing and global. In this market, Promethean is a world leader. Developed for teachers, Promethean's ActivClassroom brings together its interactive display systems (ActivBoard), its learner response systems (ActiVote and ActivExpression), and its suite of specialised teaching software (ActivInspire). They change how teachers and classes engage and interact, how students learn and how they are monitored and assessed.

Beyond the classroom, Promethean provides comprehensive training and support and, with over 600,000 members, the rapidly growing Promethean Planet (www.prometheanplanet.com) is the world's largest online community for users of interactive display system technology, providing user-generated and premium content, and is a forum for teachers to exchange ideas and experience.

Headquartered in the UK and listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange as Promethean World Plc (ticker symbol ‘PRW’), Promethean's technology is today helping educate over 12 million individuals in over 500,000 classrooms in some 100 countries. www.prometheanworld.com.

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Promethean Press Office Tel: + 44 (0)1254 290 752 Email: public.relations@prometheanworld.com

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