Riyadh-based school leads the way in implementation of ICT with adoption of SMART education solutions
CALGARY, Alberta --- February 14, 2012 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces that Ibn Khaldun School in Riyadh has been named the first SMART Showcase School in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The SMART Showcase School program recognizes the commitment of schools in adopting and integrating SMART education solutions into their curriculum to enhance teaching and learning methods, thereby making the educational experience more engaging and interactive for both teachers and students.
As one of the premier educational establishments in the capital city, Ibn Khaldun School provides a modern facility for teaching and learning. The K-12 school has now installed SMART Board® interactive whiteboards in 350 classrooms and SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software on all classroom computers throughout the school. Ibn Khaldun School has over 3,000 students enrolled across all grades and uses SMART education solutions for all subjects.
“SMART Board interactive whiteboards have had a positive and far-reaching impact on both the teaching faculty and the student body,” says Mr. Theneyan al Theneyan General Manager, Ibn Khaldun's educational company. “There is an increased level of engagement with the interactive whiteboards and teachers are able to incorporate new and exciting elements into their lesson plans, while the multimedia elements appeal to the students and make them want to participate more in learning.”
“Tremendous value is added to the educational process through the use of SMART education solutions in classrooms, and we are pleased to recognize Ibn Khaldun School as the first SMART Showcase School in Saudi Arabia,” says Mr. Aaron Fright, Area Manager, Middle East, SMART Technologies. “Administrators have demonstrated a leading commitment to providing the latest in interactive technology for the benefit of both teachers and students.”
About SMART Showcase Schools
SMART Showcase Schools use SMART products in outstanding ways. They are a resource for other educators who want to learn more about the benefits of implementing SMART products in classrooms. Visitors to SMART Showcase Schools will see how SMART products are used every day to engage students and enhance lessons. SMART Showcase Schools are found in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation, the United Arab Emirates and now the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. To learn more about SMART Showcase Schools, see smarttech.com/showcaseschools.
SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that transform the way the world works and learns. We believe that collaboration and interaction should be easy. As the global leader in interactive whiteboards, we bring more than two decades of collaboration research and development to a broad range of easy-to-use, integrated solutions that free people from their desks and computer screens, so collaborating and learning with digital resources are more natural.
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