Technologies Inc. is both the industry pioneer and global market
leader in interactive whiteboards and other group collaboration
tools. SMART's products include the family of award-winning SMART
Board interactive whiteboards, as well as multimedia furniture,
whiteboard cameras and software.
helps educators engage students, share technology resources and
increase student understanding and participation in their learning.
More than 100,000 SMART Board interactive whiteboards are now
being used at various schools, government organisations and corporations
worldwide. SMART's thousands of education customers in Europe
include Thomas Telford School and King's College in the UK, Realschule
Pritzwalk and Adam-Kraft Gymnasium in Germany and Anna van Burenschool
in the Netherlands.
primary and secondary classrooms to university lecture halls,
European educational institutions have made the SMART Board interactive
whiteboard their first choice. Its touch-sensitive surface provides
teachers with the flexibility they need while helping to enhance
the learning experience for students. Teachers can create and
customise templates, making it possible to develop interactive
lessons quickly. With SMART Recorder, teachers and students can
record everything that happens on a SMART Board interactive whiteboard.
With SMART Video Player, they can write over moving or still video
from a digital file, VCR, video camera, projector or other hardware
connected to a computer.
In addition, SMART offers SMART Ideas concept-mapping software,
which gives you and your students the power to brainstorm, turn
abstract ideas into easily understood visual maps and organize
and images into road maps for learning.
Technologies Inc. developed EdCompass, an online community
for educators to share good practices and innovative ways of using
SMART's products in their classrooms to improve student learning.
Educators use the EdCompass community to find learning
resources such as peer-submitted lesson activities created with
SMART Notebook software, tips on using SMART's products with other
educational technology products, free training materials and links
to recommended educational Web resources.
also features programs that help schools gain recognition and
support educators in their professional development goals. Schools
are recognized for their innovative use of SMART's products through
the SMART School designation. Educators have the opportunity to
attend major education conferences through the Teacher Trade Show
program and to borrow SMART's products to deliver presentations
at education conferences with the SMART Presenter program. Using
EdCompassís bulletin board, educators can share ideas with
their peers about how to increase student participation and involvement
using SMART's products.