Top 3 Magical Moments from Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit 2014
July 31, 2014 – 8:19 pm | No Comment

When I first launched the SMART Exemplary Educator program over a decade ago, I could not imagine that it would evolve into the customer advocacy sharing and celebration event that was the Global SMART Exemplary …

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SMART’s Ed Strategist (Part One): Meet Giancarlo
August 1, 2014 – 10:10 am | No Comment

Sam at SMART – Editor’s Note: Giancarlo Brotto, our Education Strategist, will be blogging frequently and taking over our new Edtech Insights area of the blog. Meet Giancarlo and welcome him to our blog!

Giancarlo-Brotto-education-strategist-SMARTWhere my passion for education comes from

My passion for education comes from my struggles with it.  From as early as grade one I can recall the pain and suffering I endured all the way to the end of high school.  You see, learning didn’t come easy for me and I constantly required extra support just to get by…it didn’t help that my sister — a year older – was a top-performing student, without those same supports.

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Five Things to Know About Discovery Education’s SMART amp Partnership
June 26, 2014 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

This week, SMART announced an agreement with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to provide Discovery Education Streaming content in SMART amp collaborative learning software’s platform. Read the full story »

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Global SMART Exemplary Summit (Part One) — Meet Maria from Chile
July 15, 2014 – 1:25 pm | One Comment

As we approach our Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit that kicks off July 20, we wanted to introduce you to some of the inspiring educators traveling the farthest distances to collaborate with their peers at SMART’s head office for a week. María José Herreros Marín from Chile had this to share. Over to María!

A little bit about me

I’m a Chilean primary school teacher who works in Chile in a totally bilingual school. I used to be in charge of the math area in 3rd and 4th grades, but this year I am part of the academic coordination of the school and this has allowed me to finish my MA in math.

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SMART amp Coverage on Google Cloud Platform Blog
July 16, 2014 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

SMART amp collaborative learning software is our solution for learning anyway, anywhere, anytime regardless of operating system to enable true student collaboration between students and their devices. It’s also an open forum for content – a platform where students can gather, create and consume content both at home and at school.

SMART amp is built for student collaboration and our vision for it is to work collaboratively with our partners too. Over twenty content partners have signed on to make their content available within SMART amp including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Discovery Education.

SMART amp also leverages Google Cloud Platform.

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Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit (Part 2): Meet Paul from South Africa
July 18, 2014 – 9:58 am | No Comment

As we approach our Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit that kicks off July 20, we wanted to introduce you to some of the inspiring educators traveling the farthest distances to collaborate with their peers at SMART’s head office for a week. Paul Wilton from South Africa had this to share in his own words.

Paul-Wilton-Oprah-Winfrey-Leadership-Academy-SMART-Exemplary-EducatorA little bit about me

I have been a teacher for over 20 years and currently teaching Sciences at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Henley-on-Klip.  Read the full story »

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Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit (Part 4): Luis from Mexico
July 23, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment

SMART has been proud to host 67 educators from 17 different countries at our Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit this week. Meet Luis from Mexico!

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Luis and the Spanish-language delegates at lunch and Aihnoa Marcos

My name is Luis Yahir Ortega Muñoz, I’m Mexican and I work as a professor of Computer Science in a secondary public school called “Secundaria Anexa a la Normal Superior of Mexico,” working there for 15 years, this school is considered the best  public school of all Mexico City for their level of achievement. I also have a photography workshop for students in first grade.

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Five Things to Know About Discovery Education’s SMART amp Partnership
June 26, 2014 – 2:08 pm | No Comment
Five Things to Know About Discovery Education’s SMART amp Partnership

This week, SMART announced an agreement with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to provide Discovery Education Streaming content in SMART amp collaborative learning software’s platform.
Did you …

Global SMART Exemplary Summit (Part One) — Meet Maria from Chile
July 15, 2014 – 1:25 pm | One Comment
Global SMART Exemplary Summit (Part One) — Meet Maria from Chile

As we approach our Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit that kicks off July 20, we wanted to introduce you to some of the inspiring educators traveling the farthest distances to collaborate with their peers at …

SMART amp Coverage on Google Cloud Platform Blog
July 16, 2014 – 2:44 pm | No Comment
SMART amp Coverage on Google Cloud Platform Blog

SMART amp collaborative learning software is our solution for learning anyway, anywhere, anytime regardless of operating system to enable true student collaboration between students and their devices. It’s also an open forum for content – a platform …

Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit (Part 2): Meet Paul from South Africa
July 18, 2014 – 9:58 am | No Comment
Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit (Part 2): Meet Paul from South Africa

As we approach our Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit that kicks off July 20, we wanted to introduce you to some of the inspiring educators traveling the farthest distances to collaborate with their peers at …

Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit (Part 4): Luis from Mexico
July 23, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment
Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit (Part 4): Luis from Mexico

SMART has been proud to host 67 educators from 17 different countries at our Global SMART Exemplary Educator Summit this week. Meet Luis from Mexico!

Luis and the Spanish-language delegates at lunch and Aihnoa Marcos

My name is …

SMART’s Ed Strategist (Part One): Meet Giancarlo
August 1, 2014 – 10:10 am | No Comment
SMART’s Ed Strategist (Part One): Meet Giancarlo

Sam at SMART – Editor’s Note: Giancarlo Brotto, our Education Strategist, will be blogging frequently and taking over our new Edtech Insights area of the blog. Meet Giancarlo and welcome him to our blog!
Where my …

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 …

Teachers Get SMART Down Under
November 16, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Teachers Get SMART Down Under

This past year, ELECTROBOARD, SMART’s distributor in Australia, hosted five SMART Teacher Conferences in Australia and New Zealand.
The conferences attracted more than 1500 teachers in Australia’s Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide as well as in …

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 …

Kick off back to school with a SMART Table webinar
August 22, 2011 – 12:34 pm | No Comment
Kick off back to school with a SMART Table webinar

Are you interested in learning more about your SMART Table interactive learning center and SMART Table Toolkit?
The SMART Table Virtual User Group is holding a webinar called “Back-To-School-Kick-Off!” this Thursday, August 25 from 3 to …

Take advantage of SMART’s online distance education courses
July 25, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Take advantage of SMART’s online distance education courses

Attend our upcoming SMART distance education courses online and discover new ways to engage your students. Distance education at SMART offers a wide range of learning opportunities, including training events, professional development sessions and hands-on …