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SMART amp Software Update: 5 Things to Know
March 27, 2014 – 4:54 am | No Comment
SMART amp Software Update: 5 Things to Know

SMART amp collaborative learning software launches in April!
Here are the five most important things to know.
1. SMART amp software is recommended for learning models that combine whole-class and small-group collaboration with Internet-enabled devices and the …

“1:1 is Not About the Device” and Other Advice from HISD’s Lenny Schad
March 10, 2014 – 7:52 am | 12 Comments
“1:1 is Not About the Device” and Other Advice from HISD’s Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad is the CIO of Houston ISD in Texas and held the same position at Katy ISD. He’s a customer who we’ve enjoyed learning from and working with over the years. He has a …

Joey Savoy, SMART and Miramichi: 10 Years On
March 6, 2014 – 10:21 am | 44 Comments
Joey Savoy, SMART and Miramichi: 10 Years On

It’s always a privilege to have a long-standing relationship with a customer and in the case of Joey Savoy in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, that relationship is 10 years strong! Thanks to Joey for his …

Collaboration Works…especially if you need to introduce a new national curriculum for computing
March 4, 2014 – 12:02 pm | No Comment
Collaboration Works…especially if you need to introduce a new national curriculum for computing

Collaboration as a topic in education is growing in importance. We asked Dave Smith from Naace (National Association of Advisors for Computers in Education) in the UK to blog about the role of collaboration in the …

Inside Pheasey Park’s Technology-Infused Path to Turnaround
February 24, 2014 – 12:07 pm | No Comment
Inside Pheasey Park’s Technology-Infused Path to Turnaround

Pheasey Park Farm Primary School and Children’s Centre is a large primary school with nearly 700 children located in central England. In January 2013 Sally Lanni assumed the role of Head Teacher and recruited Middle …

Bett 2014 – A Teacher’s Eyes (Boris blogs!)
February 18, 2014 – 12:55 pm | No Comment
Bett 2014 – A Teacher’s Eyes (Boris blogs!)

SMART Exemplary Educator Boris Berlijn presented in the SMART Collaborative Classroom at Bett last month and here are his thoughts from the teacher perspective. Over to Boris!
During the past school year, I did a lot …

New Notebook Advantage Features – An Update
February 11, 2014 – 12:21 pm | 5 Comments
New Notebook Advantage Features – An Update

Right before the winter break, we initiated a conversation about Notebook Advantage on our blog and we’re back with an important update.
As we have already announced, SMART will introduce Notebook Advantage in April, an annual …

A Game-Changer: SMART at Bett 2014
February 6, 2014 – 12:44 pm | One Comment
A Game-Changer: SMART at Bett 2014

Bett stand photo by CTO @WarrenBarkley

Bett (British Education Training and Technology) Show 2014 in London, UK, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year and SMART has exhibited there for many of those years. Same old, same …

Digital Learning Day: Allen Brook’s Inspiring Hour of Code
February 3, 2014 – 2:34 pm | No Comment
Digital Learning Day: Allen Brook’s Inspiring Hour of Code

Digital Learning Day is “an opportunity to raise awareness about the effective use of technology to strengthen education.” DLDay is February 5th — have you taken the pledge?
To celebrate the day, SMART is highlighting just a few …

Can Mathematics Be Creative and Collaborative? Thomas Tallis Says Yes!
January 22, 2014 – 1:00 am | 4 Comments
Can Mathematics Be Creative and Collaborative? Thomas Tallis Says Yes!

Thomas Tallis School in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, UK, is located in a newly-built facility designed as a school for the future, but it takes more than architecture and new technology to build …

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Joins Forces With SMART: 7 Things to Know
January 21, 2014 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Joins Forces With SMART: 7 Things to Know

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has joined forces with SMART and we’re thrilled to announce this partnership to our education customers!
Here are the seven most important things you need to know.

SMART Technologies and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt …

SMART amp Partners Propel Our Platform (Part 4) – Green Light, Macmillan Iberia and Onboard Academics
January 16, 2014 – 8:08 am | No Comment
SMART amp Partners Propel Our Platform (Part 4) – Green Light, Macmillan Iberia and Onboard Academics

SMART has now announced that 19 companies have signed letters of agreement related to developing content for SMART amp collaborative learning software – our cloud-based solution that connects interactive displays, PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones …