Mergers & Acquisitions

Promethean Adds Digital Whiteboard App Explain Everything to its Portfolio

ActivPanel interactive display maker Promethean has acquired the digital whiteboard platform Explain Everything, which allows users to create lessons, activities, and interactive presentations on any mobile device and whose team and assets will be “merged” with Promethean’s, according to a news release.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Explain Everything, based in Poland, launched in 2010; its app has been downloaded 200 million times in 237 countries and won the Apple Trends of 2020 Award for Leading the Classroom.

On its website, Explain Everything announced the news and told users they would not be affected by the change in ownership. “You will continue to enjoy full access to our app, as well as to all of your projects and materials,” the company said. “We won’t change the pricing model, either. The free version of Explain Everything will remain free with all of the same great features.”

The Explain Everything statement said software developments efforts already under way will continue, and merging with Promethean means they will “be able to achieve crucial milestones faster, so expect some cutting-edge solutions and superior interactive experiences to come to the app as soon as 2023.”

The Explain Everything Whiteboard app integration with Promethean interactive panels is in the works, the companies said: “This powerful solution will enhance engagement in the classroom by giving teachers the possibility to work both on mobile devices and panels simultaneously.”

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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].