SMART launches redesigned website for teachers
SMART Technologies announces the beta launch of its redesigned SMART Exchange website for teachers. The website (exchange.smarttech.com)
contains SMART’s education content, community forums and teacher-support networks. Previously in different locations, the content and community services that educators want from SMART are now all in one place. But the site is not simply a consolidation of resources. The new design has been extensively tested by educators, who provided input on feature and navigation enhancements, particularly those related to a robust search function that returns relevant results. The custom-designed search function searches not only titles, but the content of each resource, so educators can quickly find, evaluate and share relevant material. They can also view lesson activities before downloading them, thus ensuring they can quickly download what they need. With previous resource downloads numbering in the millions, SMART anticipates this feature will be very popular. No registration is required to use the new site, so educators have easy access to more than 25,000 free high-quality resources globally, including over 15,000 US-specific resources and an active community of voluntary members (i.e., members have not been subscribed as part of a product registration process or in order to download lesson activities or other resources).