New suite integrates lesson creation and delivery, student authoring and file management, classroom management, and student assessment
LONDON, United Kingdom --- January 14, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces SMART Classroom Suite, an integrated software solution that includes the award-winning SMART Notebook 10 for creating and delivering teachers’ lessons, SMART Notebook SE for student assignments, scheduling and file management, SMART Sync 2009 (formerly SynchronEyes classroom management software) for managing computer-enabled classrooms, and SMART Response, a complete student assessment system. SMART Classroom Suite helps teachers and students create interactive learning materials using software that is specifically designed to work together. The integrated software also makes it easy for teachers to monitor student computer use and shift easily between individual, small-group and whole-class lessons that are digital and interactive.
SMART Notebook 10 is an award-winning lesson delivery application used by more than 700,000 educators worldwide in more than 170 countries. SMART Notebook SE is a new category of interactive learning software that helps students create and organise assignments and resources. SMART Sync 2009 is classroom management software that enables teachers to monitor every student computer from their desktop, block applications and Internet access, and increase file-transfer efficiency. SMART Response is the software version of the Senteo™ interactive response system, which enables teachers to keep track of student comprehension by giving impromptu quizzes during lessons, taking polls and administering more formal exams. SMART Classroom Suite comes with both a student and teacher version. The teacher version includes SMART Notebook and the teacher editions of SMART Sync and SMART Response. The student version includes SMART Notebook SE and the student editions of SMART Sync and SMART Response.
"In today’s computer-enabled classrooms, both teachers and students need a broad range of software solutions," says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s CEO. "SMART Classroom Suite offers a comprehensive package of innovative tools that allow teachers to provide structure within the classroom while encouraging students to guide their own learning."
About SMART Classroom Suite software
SMART Notebook – Sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive lessons within a single application. SMART Notebook provides access to the SMART Notebook Gallery, which contains thousands of copyright-cleared images, backgrounds and multimedia files that can be used for developing digital learning materials.
SMART Notebook SE – Enables students to complete assignments, take notes, manage due dates and organise digital material. Whether on a student computer, tablet PC or PDA, this application allows both students and teachers to interact with each other's digital content, whether they're at school, home, the library or anywhere else.
SMART Sync 2009– Makes it easy for teachers to guide learning while monitoring and controlling student computers. With a practical set of features that enable smooth transitions between individual, small-group and whole-class activities, SMART Sync simplifies classroom management.
SMART Response – Helps teachers deliver spontaneous or planned quizzes with dynamic, multimedia content. Student responses are tallied instantly so teachers can check for understanding, adjust instruction and provide in-class feedback based on accurate data.
Pricing and availability
The suggested list price for SMART Classroom Suite in the UK is £1,189 for a classroom of up to 40 students. The first customer shipment is scheduled for June 2009. The suggested list price in all other countries will depend on applicable taxes and duties. For more information, specifications and a list of authorised SMART resellers, visit www.smarttech.com.
SMART Technologies invented the touch-sensitive SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard in 1991. It was just the first of many innovative, easy-to-use products that have earned SMART worldwide recognition and made it the undisputed global leader in the interactive whiteboard product category. Its strategic alliance with Intel® Corporation and strong commitment to research and development has accelerated SMART’s growing line of technology solutions. Thanks to their simplicity and powerful ability to connect people, SMART products have transformed learning for more than 20 million students around the world.
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