Promethean And National Geographic Unleash The Power Of Nature In Classrooms
on: November 13, 2009, 11:35 am
Promethean, a global leader in education technology solutions,
has introduced National Geographic Young Explorer ActivLessons; a
series of interactive whiteboard lessons designed specifically for
kindergarten and first grade students.
Engineered to expand and enhance the reach of the popular National Geographic Young
Explorer magazine, the ActivLessons provide a whole-class digital supplement to the
series. The range of exciting activities for interactive whiteboards is guaranteed
to spark the interest of inquisitive young minds.
Developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Young Explorer
ActivLessons educational resources are based on
the stories and instruction in Young Explorer and feature stunning photography
supported by group activities, narrated stories, printable worksheets and a full
teacher guide. The National Geographic Young Explorer Magazine and ActivLessons
work together to improve literacy skills and introduce learners to science and
While the Young Explorer ActivLessons teaching resources stand alone, they can
also be used with the magazine, offering teachers multiple options to create
engaging lessons that provide practice with reading strategies, build academic
vocabulary and meet NCLB goals.
Brent Taggart, Head of Promethean Planet and Strategy said, "Promethean is thrilled
to partner with National Geographic to produce the Young Explorer ActivLessons.
Intended to be teacher led; the design and functionality of the ActivLessons
facilitate versatility in the classroom by offering multiple options for student
engagement and educator adaptability. All the activities contained are flexible,
collaborative and extendable; key requirements of any content created for
Fran Downey, Vice-President and Publisher of National Geographic added, "National
Geographic Young Explorer is known for teaching important literacy skills through
high-interest science and social studies content. The magazine connects to existing
curriculum while inspiring students to care about our planet. The partnership with
Promethean, a leader in developing interactive classroom solutions for the education
market, allows teachers to present truly interactive lessons that will engage
students and deepen understanding. This takes the printed magazine to a whole new
Young Explorer ActivLessons can be purchased and downloaded through the Promethean
shop where educators can also browse a wide variety of digital content.
Promethean Planet will be introducing a range of new functionality over the coming
months to further address the modern-day educator’s needs.
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Notes to Editors:
The ActivLessons interactive whiteboard resources can be used on any brand
of interactive whiteboard using a free download of Promethean’s Software:
ActivInspire Personal Edition available for download
Promethean is a global leader in interactive classroom solutions that empowers
teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for
educators, its award-winning ActivClassroom is an innovative and integrated suite of
solutions providing time-saving technology for teachers and engaging, informative
content for the modern-day classroom that has been proven to significantly raise
Beyond the classroom, Promethean’s integrated learning system also provides
comprehensive training and support. Promethean Planet is the largest online teacher
forum for premium and interactive whiteboard content. More than 400,000 educators
from around the world currently access and adapt downloadable flipcharts,
participate in conversations on the forum and blog and share best practice to create
fun, engaging lesson plans that capture both the imagination and attention of their students.
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