Promethean ActivBoard 500 Pro – The Future of Teaching in Modern Education.
The Promethean ActivBoard 500 Pro belongs to the new generation of interactive whiteboards, which encourages collaborative work in a class of students. The board was first demonstrated in 2011 at BETT, at the time it was critically acclaimed and raised the technology expectations with the pen-plus-touch feature enhancing collaborative work.
The Promethean ActivBoad 500 Pro combines gesture capability of the Windows 7 with the pen-touch technology in order to present an extremely natural interaction with technology, which is modelled on behaviour or gestures of the real world.
Promethean ActivBoard 500 Pro is available in two different sizes of 87 inches and 95 inches. The former sized board is quite large in itself, as it ensures that four adults or even learners may stand alongside working on the IWB. The short throw projector mounted right above the board ensures less glares and shadows, thereby providing a pleasant environment in the classroom. This 3D enabled projector would add life to otherwise boring lessons. The interactive board becomes even better with the inclusion of ActivInspire Professional software.
Promethean ActivBoard 500 Pro may be easily fixed on to any wall or even mounted on a mobile stand. In each of these options, the height of the board may be easily adjusted. Since the board caters to needs of young learners too, it has been ergonomically designed, without any sharp edges, corners etc. The built in amplifier along with good stereo speakers tend to add considerable to the presentations too.
Promethean ActivBoard 500 Pro is a board that makes use of both the stylus-touch as well as finger touch technologies. While using the board, anything touched with the stylus would become a “tool “of stylus and anything touched with the fingers would become a “tool” of finger. What this means is that any child may be writing on the board with the use of stylus at the same time when the teacher may aid or even make amendments with the finger tool option.
The cumbersome process of exchanging the digital stylus has now been negated. The digital tools like selector, blinds, highlighter etc may also be used with one’s spare hand while simultaneously writing on the interactive board.
By combining these two touches related digital technologies, the Promethean ActivBoard 500 Pro no longer relies on optical systems or even corner cameras with their problem of division of the board into specific parts for different work. Now there is no issue with the limits to which one may use the multi touch technology all over the surface of the board without facing issues of camera angles or redundant usage of certain digital tools due to difficulty in access.