What Is a Promethean Board?

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Instructor: Derek Hughes
Promethean Boards are a type of technology being integrated into classrooms more frequently. This lesson will introduce you to the Promethean Board and help you see why it's becoming such a valuable tool.

Definition

While it may have a slightly intimidating and mysterious name, a Promethean Board is actually an incredibly useful piece of technology you might find in your classroom today. To put it simply, a Promethean Board is a specific brand of interactive whiteboard that allows you to project an image from a laptop or a computer, as well as interact with the board through touch or specialized pens. There are many brands of interactive white boards and studies show that their use considerably improves learning. Let's go through some of its advantages in more detail.

Projector

Through a connection to a laptop computer or tablet, whatever is displayed on the device will be made bigger and shown on the blank Promethean Board. This way, you can show your class videos or websites, maybe take them on a Google tour of the Amazon.

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