Always the first and biggest education show on our annual agenda, this year we celebrated 21 years of exhibiting at the world-renowned education technology show, Bett. Inviting attendees to experience the new ActivPanel Elements Series and learn more about our educational partnerships, we hosted speakers that demonstrated the future of learning and the value of immersive teaching.
Here are some of the Bett 2020 highlights:
1. Experiencing the Elements
Experienced on stand for the very first time, our ActivPanel Elements Series was unveiled to visitors at Bett. Created to enhance learning environments and revolutionise classrooms for educators and learners, the new series of ActivPanels focuses on the little things that make a big difference in the classroom.
Our ActivPanels provide schools with intuitive tools, advanced connectivity, and technology that delivers a writing experience that is as natural as putting pen to paper.
2. Demonstrating the value of content
We’re strong believers in the potential of immersive learning spaces. Our content partners; The Learning Partnership, BecomingX, the BBC and the National Literacy Trust were all welcomed to our on-stand classroom to demonstrate why engaging content and edtech are so important.
Mark Robinson from The Learning Partnership used the ActivPanel to teach students about aerodynamics before building and racing rocket-powered cars on stand as part of the ‘Race to the Line’ challenge. “Using the Algadoo app on the ActivPanel, we were able to use the sensitive touchscreen to design our car to measure how it would perform in a race on stand. After designing it on the ActivPanel, we then built and raced it against the adults on stand and our car won!” commented Daniel, a Year 5 student at Four Oaks Primary School.
3. Exploring the classroom of tomorrow
At Bett, we discussed how teaching may evolve, from new pedagogical concepts like ‘Unchained Teaching’ to exploring education futures and how pupils perceive the world they live in.
This year, the Platinum Suite also played host to the ‘Intelligent Classroom’ for the very first time in the UK. In partnership with Promethean, the Egyptian Government has agreed an edtech strategy that will see new modular classrooms constructed in a matter of days and equipped with modern learning technologies. Visitors to the Platinum Suite were able to see first-hand what the new ‘Intelligent Classroom’ will look like.
4. Doing it for education
Finally, Bett is an opportunity for us to emphasise the positive integration of school edtech, not just through hardware, but through resources, support and sharing of best practice. Over 20 years later, we’re still committed to this same ethos, working closely with educators to create solutions and resources that meet their needs and solve their day-to-day challenges.
Every year, we aim to deliver an exceptional schedule of activity at Bett; this year was no different. Everything we do has schools and educators in mind. Read more about the Promethean ActivPanel Elements Series, and see how immersive learning can boost pupil collaboration and participation in your school.