Why we need more focus on numeracy in PreK-3

Helping early learners develop better numeracy skills can have an enormous impact on their achievement and outcomes over the long term. Unfortunately, numeracy in Pre-K-3 isn’t as much of a focus as literacy, and this puts students at a disadvantage. Everyone who works with children - educators, parents, and education leaders - has an opportunity and responsibility to focus more on developing their numeracy skills. 

Guest Blog: Setting the EdTech Standard

This guest blog post was created by Smarter Systems, the trusted AV and collaboration technology partner in the enterprise and education markets.  Smarter Systems launched in 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a company with a vision for designing and installing state of the art classroom technology for schools.

SMART hosts third Inspire Greatness Conference in Sydney, Australia

 

From Frustration to Inspiration: One Teacher's SMART Story

This blog post was written by Kellie Campbell, a first grade teacher at Southfield Elementary School in Bibb County, Georgia. Kellie was ready to give up on teaching after her first year, but was reinspired when she saw the engagement that SMART software could drive in her classroom. She has just begun her second year teaching in Bibb County. 

Did You Know? SMART Learning Suite Online Now Integrates with G Suite

Welcome to Did You Know?, a blog series dedicated to helping you maximize your use of SMART products with tips and tricks that you may not know about. We’ll regularly discuss new ways to leverage software and hardware to inspire greatness in the classroom. Read the last post here.

What's SAMR got to do with it?

Have you ever heard of the SAMR model? Whether you learned about it once in college or you're an expert on it, it can play a key role in classroom technology integration. The SAMR model is used in classrooms all over the world whether teachers realize it or not.

Challenging & Supporting Students to Change the World

When it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship, the memory of the moon landing still resonates. When we reached the moon in 1969, the men and women working in mission control were the same children who were in high school when President Kennedy announced his intention to get America there; that all happened in less than a decade. Everyone who contributed to the process didn’t just expand upon existing ideas, but they created a new reality entirely.

Did You Know? Your Chromebooks work with SMART

Welcome to Did You Know?, a blog series dedicated to helping you maximize your use of SMART products with tips and tricks that you may not know about. We’ll regularly discuss new ways to leverage software and hardware to inspire greatness in the classroom. Read the last post here.

Global EdTech Research & Advancement in Australia

Technology can help transform learning, but as numerous studies have shown, more technology in the classroom doesn’t automatically equate with better results. Most notably the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and John Hattie, Director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute have raised concerns that education spending does not equate to better outcomes. Getting the conditions right is vital for the success of today’s learners and teachers.

Did You Know? You can easily use SMART Learning Suite at home

Welcome to Did You Know?, a blog series dedicated to helping you maximize your use of SMART products with tips and tricks that you may not know about. We’ll regularly discuss new ways to leverage software and hardware to inspire greatness in the classroom. Leave a comment below if there is something you'd like to read about here! 

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