Over the last twelve months or so in a number of postings we have followed Promethean’s developments with ClassFlow – their cloud based lesson preparation and assessment toolkit. Readers who have been followed my postings in November 2014, December 2014, January 2015 and June 2015 will recall that Promethean have been updating their versions of ClassFlow every few months. Well Promethean have also been listening to feedback from ClassFlow users on the ClassFlow forums and have taken on board feedback from those teachers who are using ClassFlow. One of the features many teachers had been asking for was that ClassFlow could be used more widely on mobile devices. Teachers in schools implementing
BYOD programmes were asking for apps for smartphones in addition to apps that were already available for tablet devices. Every time that Promethean updated ClassFlow one received a message to update apps on tablet devices. I have to admit that having to update apps for tablets every month or two was quite time consuming. The good news is that Promethean has listened to their ClassFlow users and has optimised their product for use on mobile devices. Apps are no longer required and pupils using a smartphone or a tablet can access ClassFlow through their browser also by logging onto www.classflow.com/student just like users using a desktop, netbook or laptop computer in a classroom. Obviously the smaller the screen, more scrolling will be necessary as can be seen from the tablet and smartphone screenshots.
Though, I don’t think having to scroll will bother children and teenage users too much!