Classroom Management

Promethean Updates Free Options With ClassFlow

Promethean's latest enhancements to ClassFlow now will give teachers ready-to-teach lessons, new collaboration tools and a way to reward students with digital badges.

ClassFlow is free software that enables screen-sharing capabilities across multiple platforms. Teachers can use it to take an entire classroom of students through a lesson together with a projector or display. Likewise, switching to individual instruction, teachers can "push" a Web site, video, poll or other digital content to students' devices. They also can control students' screens or display a student's screen to the whole class.

"We added the most-requested capabilities based on what our teacher users said would have the greatest impact on them and their students," said Promethean CEO Jim Marshall. "Everything a teacher would do inside and beyond a classroom is now available for free."

With the latest iteration of ClassFlow, teachers will have free access to a new ClassFlow Marketplace where they can find thousands of interactive lessons, with new content added on a weekly basis. It also gives teachers and students the ability to create personal accounts so that teachers can create assignments and assessments specifically for certain students to work on independently or in small groups.

ClassFlow Desktop can now be downloaded for free so that teachers can capture anything displayed on their computers and share it with students as interactive lessons. The software also now gives teachers a way to send digital badges to students to reward them for their performance or behavior.

Finally, the new ClassFlow gives students the ability to work on projects as a team, enhancing flipped classroom situations or blended learning.

Teachers who already have ClassFlow can download the new improvements by logging into their accounts. Those who do not yet have it, can sign up at

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