A Collaborative Learning Journey: English Class With Danesa Menge
March 3, 2015 – 5:47 am | No Comment

Danesa Menge is a SMART Exemplary Educator. She teaches English language arts at Oakdale Junior High in Oakdale, California. We asked her to share her experience with collaboration in the classroom and SMART amp collaborative …

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About SMART amp
February 19, 2015 – 6:54 am | No Comment

SMART amp is the Bett Award-winning, all-in-one cloud-based learning platform that enables co-creation and fosters student collaboration on their devices, while providing teachers with real-time insight into student learning and contribution. If your curious to dig deeper into what SMART amp offers and what’s new, here’s your update.

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A Collaborative Learning Journey: English Class With Danesa Menge
March 3, 2015 – 5:47 am | No Comment

Danesa Menge is a SMART Exemplary Educator. She teaches English language arts at Oakdale Junior High in Oakdale, California. We asked her to share her experience with collaboration in the classroom and SMART amp collaborative learning software. Over to Danesa!

SMART Technologies newest software SMART amp was “designed specifically for the classroom.” Truer words haven’t been spoken and here’s my feedback.

And I must admit, when I was first introduced to SMART amp last year, I was certainly skeptical. I didn’t understand how SMART amp was better than other collaborative software out there. I even met with other SMART Exemplary Educators and SMART employees to discuss SMART amp and my thoughts. It wasn’t until I unleashed my students on it that I understood what SMART amp was truly about. It’s about students taking charge of their learning in a collaborative way.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About SMART amp
February 19, 2015 – 6:54 am | No Comment
5 Things You Didn’t Know About SMART amp

SMART amp is the Bett Award-winning, all-in-one cloud-based learning platform that enables co-creation and fosters student collaboration on their devices, while providing teachers with real-time insight into student learning and contribution. If your curious to …

What’s New in SMART Training (Part One)
April 3, 2014 – 2:30 pm | One Comment
What’s New in SMART Training (Part One)

Brady Phillips is the program manager for education training services here at SMART. Brady has been hard at work reviewing our current training offerings and how we can expand our support to SMART Authorized Resellers …

The return of my SMART Board interactive whiteboard
August 16, 2012 – 7:46 am | No Comment
The return of my SMART Board interactive whiteboard

By Alex Dunn
On a recent visit to SMART’s executive briefing center, I had the opportunity to see the latest SMART products.
I was immediately drawn to the SMART Board 8055ix interactive whiteboard, part of the new …

SMART Lesson Development Workshop for UK teachers
June 7, 2012 – 6:00 am | No Comment
SMART Lesson Development Workshop for UK teachers

Would you like to learn how to create engaging and effective lesson content with SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software? Well, if you’re a teacher using SMART products in the UK, you can.
Later this month, SMART …

Best practices for professional development in technology-enabled classrooms
June 3, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment
Best practices for professional development in technology-enabled classrooms

By Lisa deRoy
Education Advocate, SMART Technologies
The National Staff Development Council’s (NSDC) current definition of professional development sets the stage for progressively repositioning professional development in a new light. It focuses on continuous, professional learning …

Professional development for digital learning is a TALL order
February 17, 2012 – 9:13 am | No Comment
Professional development for digital learning is a TALL order

By Byron Ernest
In my previous EDCompass blog posts, I described our journey at Lebanon High School researching technology implementation and development of the SMART Worldwide Effective Learning Lab (SWELL). For this post I am excited …

Could Teacher Evaluation Initiatives Power Down Technology-driven Innovation?
February 9, 2012 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Could Teacher Evaluation Initiatives Power Down Technology-driven Innovation?

By Eric Jansson
Teacher quality is arguably the largest policy shift in education today in the United States and will have a long impact on our public education system. Legislatures across the country are hammering out …

Connect, Learn and Share – SMART Board Revolution Virtual User Group
September 21, 2011 – 7:55 am | No Comment
Connect, Learn and Share – SMART Board Revolution Virtual User Group

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that the SMART Board Revolution Ning now has a monthly Global Virtual User Group meeting.
By joining this online group, you’ll have the opportunity to find new ideas and …

Upcoming SMART Learner Conferences in Alberta and Delaware
September 17, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Upcoming SMART Learner Conferences in Alberta and Delaware

Join us in October for two new SMART Learner Conferences, in Alberta Canada and Delaware USA. These hands-on conferences offer educators professional development opportunities through training sessions, guest speakers, product demos, live events and workshops.
Register …

SMART Board Revolution Ning Hosts Global Virtual User Group Meetings
September 12, 2011 – 8:10 am | No Comment
SMART Board Revolution Ning Hosts Global Virtual User Group Meetings

Matt Granger, the creator of the popular SMART Board Revolution Ning has developed a new feature on this customized social network – a monthly Global Virtual User Group meeting.
This online meeting is an opportunity for …

Using Response VE and personal devices in the classroom
August 31, 2011 – 6:02 am | No Comment
Using Response VE and personal devices in the classroom

EDCompass blog gathered some ideas on how you and your students can use SMART Response VE interactive response system and personal mobile devices to enhance lessons.
How it works
The browser-based product integrates with SMART Notebook …

Product announcement: SMART Response VE interactive response system
June 27, 2011 – 2:14 pm | No Comment
Product announcement: SMART Response VE interactive response system

Browser-based assessment tool for Internet-enabled devices
Incorporating Internet-enabled devices into daily classroom activities is easier with the new SMART Response VE interactive response system.
Announced at ISTE 2011, this software enables you to deliver interactive assessments right …

Find the right projector for your classroom
May 26, 2011 – 11:46 am | No Comment
Find the right projector for your classroom

Meet the UF75 – the newest member of SMART’s projector family
The introduction of our new interactive whiteboard system means that you have one more choice when it comes to selecting the SMART projector that’s right …