Consumers demand beautiful, simple-to-use products. Products that are glitch-free, connect seamlessly, and have almost zero lag time either starting up or connecting. Each one of these expectations for how software behaves and performs requires innovation, engineering, and development.
All products have lifecycles, and software is no different. Based on market trends, customer requests, changes to operating systems, and other reasons, some products reach the end of their lifecycle. At SMART, we are continuously striving to bring the right solutions to market at the right time, and to end of life those that are past their prime.
Interactive Brainstorming with Shout it Out!
SMART Notebook 15.1 features a brand new activity called Shout it Out! This activity allows students to contribute words and pictures to a lesson through a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or any other device that has a web browser. Shout it Out! is the upgraded version of our previous brainstorming add-on XC Collaboration. Shout it Out! is easier to use, offers an attribution feature so teachers can see who-contributes-what, and is faster and more aesthetically pleasing.
Customers with SMART Notebook Advantage can upgrade to the latest version and get started today.
Out with the Old, In with the New
Coincidentally, we have stopped support for XC Collaboration, effective Sept. 25, 2015. Why? Because the third-party company that supports the back-end database for XC Collaboration has discontinued its services. While we recognize this means change, we’re excited that Notebook 15.1 offers improved capabilities above and beyond XC Collaboration.
Every day, there are improvements, enhancements, and upgrades made available to take advantage of what the latest technologies offer. We’re making sure our software fits the needs of classrooms with these new technologies and devices, and intend to use them to their greatest potential.
In order to innovate and develop, we must continually iterate and enhance our products – based on available technologies and systems, as well as based on customer feedback and requests. We remain passionate and committed to creating innovative products that take advantage of the greatest technologies available today and have a reach into tomorrow. Products that continue to inspire and delight our customers – simply, seamlessly, and quickly.
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- A Look Behind the Teaching, Technology, and Learning Report - June 27, 2016
- 3 Ways Technology Is Taking Education by Storm - January 6, 2016
- Education Technology Thought Leader Interview: SMART Technologies CTO Warren Barkley - September 29, 2015
- An Ending Is a New Beginning: XC Collaboration - September 14, 2015
- Technology in the Classroom: Where the Real Magic Lives - August 11, 2015