Guest Post: 7 (NEW) Things to Love about SMART®
(Editor’s Note: Please enjoy this guest blog post from SMART Technologies, a sponsor of NCCE 2020 in Seattle!)
SMART Technologies have been around for more than 30 years, and they haven’t stopped innovating or taking in feedback from educators to make their products the best they can be to support teaching and learning. Today, there’s a whole lot to love – from the revolutionary new lineup and exclusive platform ToolSense to learning software used by over 60 million students and teachers worldwide.
- All-in-one software to engage students and empower educators
With SMART Learning Suite (SLS) Online, it’s truly easy to access SMART software from anywhere, anytime. Teachers can log in using any browser and create lessons, game-based activities and assessments. Add interactive features to lessons, and share those lessons and activities to any student device. There’s a teacher or student-paced option, and lesson content can even be made into collaborative workspaces or individual handouts.
- Easy integrations with workflows teachers know
SMART integrates with workflows and other software that teachers use every day, including Google and Microsoft®. The free, centrally-deployed SMART Learning Suite app in the G Suite Marketplace enables teachers to create and deliver SLS Online lessons directly from Google Drive. To organize and share lessons all in one place, plus add interactive activities to standard file formats, such as PDF, PPT, Notebook, Google Slides, Docs, and Sheets – all from Google Drive.
- Excel in the classroom with Microsoft Integration
Continuing on the integration theme, lessons created using PowerPoint can be easily saved in SMART Learning Suite Online and sent straight to student devices. Teachers can export assessment results from SMART Learning Suite into Microsoft Excel. And it’s easy to use SMART Ink with Microsoft programs right at your SMART Board.
- Get the most out of your Google investment
Leverage the full power of your Google education solutions with SMART’s customized development of interactive hardware and software. SMART Board® displays provide an unmatched interactive experience developed specifically for Chrome OS™ with multiple touch points and automatic tool recognition.
- The new and improved SMART Exchange
Explore thousands of FREE, ready-made lessons and classroom resources created for teachers by teachers available on the revamped SMART Exchange. Fast-track your lesson planning and save time so you can spend more of it with your students. Search for resources by grades and subjects such as social-emotional learning, growth mindset, self-efficacy and more!
- Bridge physical and digital learning like never before
SMART’s exclusive ToolSense technology available on the new SMART Board® 6000S series enables students to manipulate real-world objects that are automatically recognized by the display. Interactive blocks, rulers and even colorful gloves that “talk” to your interactive display are just the beginning in a tool kit that merges real-life objects with digital interaction. The potential of ToolSense is truly limitless.
- Feature-rich meets budget-friendly in the new MX
SMART Board MX is the go-to for ease of use that’s also easy on a budget with everything teachers need for diverse workflows and teaching practices. And it’s just gone through a serious upgrade with boosted built-in iQ Android™ experience for faster processing and new HyPr Touch™ with Advanced IR making writing smooth and natural with twice the accuracy and less lag time than traditional value models. MX is the board to bank on for all the essentials in one package.
Come see what the inventors of the original SMART Board® interactive flat panel have been up to at either the Advanced Classroom Technologies booth (#708) or the Tierney Brothers booth (#422), or book a demo to see everything that is new to support your classrooms!