SMART Technologies launches expanded portfolio at ISTE 2019

The number one interactive display provider for North America will showcase new product offerings, software enhancements and a full spectrum of resources to support better learning outcomes.

CALGARY, Canada – June 23, 2019 – SMART Technologies, a global leader in interactive education technology, announced today that its latest lineup of solutions and services will be showcased at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE) in Philadelphia from June 23-26, 2019. Conference visitors can join SMART in booth #2400 for interactive presentations, hands on experiences and live demonstrations of industry-leading technology including SMART BoardÒ interactive displays, SMART Learning Suite (SLS) software and SMART professional learning services.

 

Known for its 30-year legacy in education as a premium education provider, SMART’s lineup and range of SMART Board interactive displays includes free software and offers purchasers a variety of options for every implementation and budget. Advancements in SMART’s software platform, SMART Learning Suite, now includes integration with G Suite for Education and availability in a cloud-based or desktop format.

 

“In this 24/7 world, educators need a lot more flexibility and simplicity in technology options to keep students engaged and connected,” said Nicholas Svensson, SMART Executive Vice President and Chief Development and Operations Officer. At SMART, we design our interactive displays, software and services to give customers a wide range of choices to fit their learning needs and budget.”

 

SMART interactive solutions and services on display at ISTE

Throughout the three-day event, students, teachers and SMART experts will demonstrate interactive solutions and resources including:

  • SMART Board® interactive displays, available and shown in three different series at ISTE, feature walk up and use iQ Android™ embedded computing, and proprietary Simultaneous Tool Differentiation for the most natural collaborative experience – all at a price within reach. 
  • As always, SMART provides free learning software in SMART Notebook® basic version and SMART Ink®, empowering teachers to transform static content into interactive lessons. In addition, all SMART Board® displays include a bonus one-year subscription to SMART Learning Suite including the cloud-based online experience. Now teachers can use SMART software directly from G Suite for Education so teachers and students can use the workflows they already know.
  • SMART expanded its professional learning services focused on increasing technology adoption ensuring that customers will experience a successful deployment, realize positive return on investment and achieve greater educational outcomes. In addition to instructor-led training, ISTE visitors can test-drive SMART’s latest online training offering, SMART Online Professional Development by Kyte. This easy-to-use, on-demand learning platform provides a comprehensive catalog of courses created by educators for educators – for SMART, Google, Apple®, Microsoft® and so much more – while also providing tools to administer, track and scale training.

 

ISTE visitors can also experience SMART’s 30-year legacy and commitment to education by hearing directly from community leaders and students directly.

 

Throughout the conference at SMART booth #2400, representatives, teachers and students from the School District of Philadelphia will present lesson content, strategies and success stories with SMART solutions. A session on Monday, June 24 at 3 pm on Building Capacity will be delivered by Michelle Harris, Director of Education Technology and Luke Bilger, Senior Project Manager for the School District of Philadelphia. Throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, students from the school district will also present their perspectives on digital strategies for engaging lessons.

 

Hear from students solving education challenges

During the live ISTE session in room 105AB on Sunday, June 23, meet and hear from the student finalists who competed in a global “Transform Education Through Technology” challenge hosted by the Conrad Foundation. Winning the global challenge out of 66 teams from 14 countries, Team Speakeasy will show ISTE visitors how they used design thinking throughout the year-long project to create a VR app to solve public speaking afflictions.  Participants will also hear from Conrad Foundation founder and lifelong teacher, Nancy Conrad, on the “no-box” thinking methodology for classroom learning.

 

For educators not attending ISTE, go to smarttech.com to see the latest lineup of solutions and research for better EdTech implementations or visit smarttech.com/demo for a personalized demonstration.

 

About SMART Technologies Inc.
SMART is a world leader in education technology, providing interactive solutions to help every person discover and develop the greatness within them. A consistent innovator for over 30 years, SMART is the inventor of the SMART Board® and the developer of SMART Notebook®, the world’s most popular collaborative learning software, and part of the SMART Learning Suite. With their full range of interconnected displays, software and accessories, used by millions in education and business, SMART helps students, colleagues and teams around the world achieve better outcomes. To learn more, visit smarttech.com

Posted: June 24, 2019
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