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Research, Development and Guitar Parts on Display at Unique 3D Printer Lab in Colorado
April 14, 2014 – 5:38 am | 2 Comments
Research, Development and Guitar Parts on Display at Unique 3D Printer Lab in Colorado

I recently visited Fort Collins, Colorado, for the STEM Education Symposium at Preston Middle School (see my posts here and here to get caught up), where I had the privilege of visiting Colorado State University. I …

What’s Working for Inclusive and SPED Environments: 4 Stories
April 10, 2014 – 10:02 am | No Comment
What’s Working for Inclusive and SPED Environments: 4 Stories

Educators in both  inclusive and SPED learning environments identified the value of our interactive solutions even before we did as an organization during those early days and ever since then we’ve valued the relationships with …

“Nothing is Impossible”: Learning Across the Waters in India
April 8, 2014 – 1:10 pm | No Comment
“Nothing is Impossible”: Learning Across the Waters in India

The state of Odhisa is one of the 33 States (Provinces of India) and is in the Eastern part of the India along the coast of Bay of Bengal. With 30 districts and a population …

School is Not Out for Summer in Ft. Collins, CO (Part Two)
April 5, 2014 – 5:34 am | No Comment
School is Not Out for Summer in Ft. Collins, CO (Part Two)

I’m continuing to blog live from the STEM Educator Symposium in Fort Collins, CO. If you didn’t see my first post from this event, check it out here.
When he’s not on duty at Preston Middle …

STEM on the Agenda at Colorado Symposium (Part One)
April 4, 2014 – 2:03 pm | No Comment
STEM on the Agenda at Colorado Symposium (Part One)

At Preston Middle School in Fort Collins, CO, science, technology, engineering and math are always top of mind. STEM is a driving force at the school year-round, including the summer months. This week, Preston library …

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 …

Making Time for Math and Language: The Power of Global Collaborations
March 24, 2014 – 7:32 am | No Comment
Making Time for Math and Language: The Power of Global Collaborations

It’s not often that you can convince students to arrive at school an hour early or stay an hour late – especially for an activity related to solving quadratic functions. But, on February 19th in …

Vote from the Heart for Your Favorite SEE Video!
March 19, 2014 – 5:41 am | No Comment
Vote from the Heart for Your Favorite SEE Video!

We’ve praised SMART Exemplary Educators (SEEs) on our blog before as passionate, connected, fearless, adaptive, kind leaders, lifelong learners and advocates for change.
Many of you consider SEEs part of your virtual personal learning network (PLN) …

5 St. Patrick’s Day Activity Resources
March 17, 2014 – 5:29 am | No Comment
5 St. Patrick’s Day Activity Resources

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Rainbows, pots of gold and leprechauns line the classrooms of many elementary schools today. Looking for resources? Here are five places to download an activity today.

SMART Board Ideas usually posts …

Pi Day: 5 Things to Know
March 13, 2014 – 7:05 am | No Comment
Pi Day: 5 Things to Know

Happy Pi Day on Friday! Mathematics teachers were among the first educators to see value in our products and when we think of Pi Day here at SMART, we think of you!
Here are five things …

“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 …