Company/Organisation Profile
SMART Technologies Inc.
SMART 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.

SMART 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.

From 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 thoughts and images into road maps for learning.

SMART 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.

EdCompass 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.