Students thrive when they find their purpose

Read our student stories to find out how these learners discovered their unique greatness in the classroom. Read our customer success stories to find out how SMART solutions improved learning outcomes in their schools.

Learning to share her voice

In class, Kaylee did not talk. It was not a simple case of shyness. Kaylee has selective mutism, which makes it impossible for her to talk to people she’s not comfortable with.

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Carving a path to a career in science

Cassie didn’t always know she wanted to be an engineer. As a Grade 12 student, she helped design and create a product that helps millions of kids in the developing world study after the sun goes down.

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Giving a shy student a voice

Ja’Shyni was shy. She was shy to the point where she even struggled to tell her teacher her name on the first day of school.

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Creating a sustainable future

Fiercely independent, Jocelyn worked with her peers to discover how hydro-electric energy could relieve the global dependence on fossil fuels.

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Finding confidence in math

In class, Markus was quiet — so quiet that he was almost invisible. The 7th grade student struggled in math and English, and rarely spoke aloud.

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Rodillian Multi Academy Trust Gets SMART in the Classroom

Rodillian MAT turned to SMART Technologies to see how it could help refresh the interactive boards across its schools. The SMART solution allows them to present lessons and tasks, give direct instructions and check knowledge and understanding more easily.

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Learning in the Hands of Students: Redefining a Classroom with SMART

Christie Carnahan crafted a technology-focused solution and pedagogy shift with the goal of creating more engaging lessons. She designed instructional objectives aligned to technology-enhanced activities in order to engage students with standardized course materials. The students’ overall scores on the California English Language Development Test showed a 70.8-point average improvement in their growth, with an average median improvement of 63 points.

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Purposeful Earth & Life Science Education: The Incorporation of SMART into a Classroom

To help students engage, explore, explain and evaluate key Earth and Life Science concepts, Donna Campano created engaging, focused lessons that encouraged her students to practice their knowledge, skills, and vocabulary words in a variety of ways. The goal was to encourage her students to engage in active group discussions and answer questions that engaged them in higher-order critical thinking skills.

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Supporting the International Baccalaureate program with SMART

The IB program stresses the importance of high-level critical thinking skills, while emphasizing and requiring that these skills be applied in projects that focus on international-mindedness and community engagement.

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SMART amp drives collaboration in Hawaii

Read how Amy Yonashiro, a math teacher in ‘Iolani, Hawaii, has spearheaded the rollout of SMART amp software into ‘Iolani classrooms, leading to widespread use of the software throughout the school with some amazing results.

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Engineering Brightness: lighting up the world

This is the incredible story of three schools, on three different continents with one goal. They came together over SMART’s education software to design, build and 3D-print sustainable lights for the developing world, without ever being in the same room.

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