Promethean have announced ClassFlow, their new cloud-based teaching platform which will connect the classroom IWB to other devices such as iPads and laptops.
According to the ClassFlow website:
ClassFlow™ is a revolutionary cloud-based application that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more impactful.
With ClassFlow, teachers can build and access interactive lessons from any web browser. ClassFlow connects teachers to a lesson content sharing community of over 1.7 million teachers worldwide.
In addition, ClassFlow allows teachers to foster student engagement by connecting mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops to classroom displays and interactive whiteboards. As a result, teachers can use real-time student responses to instantly adjust any lesson plan in the moment of learning.
There’s not a lot of detail about the platform on the ClassFlow website right now such as pricing and licensing arrangements. Hopefully more details will be released soon.
Coming on the heels of the announcement about SmartAmp from Smart last month, it does look like the big 2 interactive whiteboard companies are about to embrace the cloud as a way of bridging the gap between the whiteboard at the front of the class and other classroom devices.
Classflow will be on display at the Bett show in January. If I find out anything more I’ll share it here.