SMART Technologies releases time-saving solutions to amplify and manage device learning in classroom lessons
The new series of solutions encourages seamless project-based learning, collaboration and management of classroom technology
CALGARY, Alberta and CHICAGO – June 25, 2018 – SMART Technologies, the world leader in education technology, today released new computing solutions and teaching tools that save time in the classroom, offer more opportunities for student collaboration and encourage project-based learning. Educators and tech professionals will be able to check out SMART’s new solutions first-hand in Booth #1203 at ISTE June 24 - 27, 2018 in Chicago.
SMART has released enhancements to SMART Learning Suite Online software including a new “Workspace” activity. This new activity is designed to enable whole-class or small group collaboration with student devices by providing a shared digital space where multiple students can work together. Workspace activities are an integrated part of a lesson so teachers don’t lose time transitioning between devices, applications and lessons.
The company is also debuting SMART Remote Management, a new cloud-based solution that allows central management of all student and teacher devices (iOS®, Android™, Chrome OS™ and Windows®) and SMART Board® interactive displays. SMART Remote Management provides education and business administrators with the tools necessary to manage, maintain, control and support an entire fleet of devices across their organization from any remote location saving time and resources.
In tandem with Workspace activities and Remote Management, SMART is releasing an Intel®️ Compute Card with Windows 10 Pro integrated into the SMART Board 7000 and 6000 series interactive displays with iQ. Offering a completely new approach to computing and a hassle-free service model that is a more cost effective solution than traditional PCs, users can update the Compute Card to extend the device’s capabilities, allowing users greater flexibility in how they collaborate, share information and interact with content.
“SMART is supporting transformative uses of technology in schools that transcends any one technology,” said Nicholas Svensson, SMART Technologies Executive Vice President, Operations and Product Development. “Our new computing solutions and teaching tools support more seamless and productive approaches to teaching and learning by saving valuable time, creating more flexibility for classroom instruction and helping teachers make the most of their lesson plans.”
Lastly, SMART is announcing a unique partnership with Sam Labs, to provide users with intelligent STEAM tools for project-based learning initiatives, including robotics and coding. Two versions Sam Labs teaching and learning kits will be demonstrated at the SMART Booth (#1203) during the ISTE conference.
"We're thrilled to be partnering with SMART Technologies in our mission to inspire every student to discover the fun of coding and creating,” said Joachim Horn, Founder and CEO of SAM Labs. “SAM Labs and SMART Technologies are aligned in driving exploration of ideas in new and engaging ways. We're incredibly excited to see the new SAM Labs lesson plans come to life with SMART Technologies, getting even more students interested in coding and STEAM subjects around the world.”
SMART’s latest tools and solutions will be on display at ISTE 2018, Booth #1203 June 24-27 in Chicago. Please contact Shannon Baker at SmartTechnologies@sparkpr.com for additional information or to coordinate a briefing at ISTE 2018.
About SMART Technologies
SMART is a world leader in classroom technology. With more than 30 years of innovation, we’ve provided interactive solutions to help every student and teacher discover and develop the greatness within them. We are the inventor of the SMART Board® and the developer of SMART Notebook®, the world’s most popular learning software, and part of the SMART Learning Suite. Used in more than 3 million classrooms, SMART solutions help students and teachers around the world achieve better learning outcomes. To learn more, visit smarttech.com.