A “Whole Product” View of End to End Experiences

Have you ever had a great meal at a restaurant, but the service was so horrible that your entire experience was poor? This simple example illustrates the importance of end to end user experiences. It is not enough to create an excellent product; companies must strive for excellence everywhere users interact with them.

SMART Learning Suite Brightens the Future of Saskatchewan Students

It’s leaps and bounds forward for Saskatchewan students as a new agreement provides teachers with added access to SMART Learning Suite and professional development. 

SMART ANZ Training at Sheldon College

Recently, the SMART ANZ Team held a two-day training event at Sheldon College, Queensland. The College is an outstanding example of careful implementation of technology for learning and innovative practices. Set amongst beautiful grounds, the College has over 1400 students including, an Early Learning Centre and the LINQ Precinct where students learn in industry standard contexts of manufacturing, robotics, 3D Printing, the ability to create digital media products at broadcast quality, using business entrepreneur practices.

Zoning in: Technology that Keeps Collaboration Natural

We’ve all experienced, even relished, those times when we were working on something and we were so consumed with what we were doing that we were not even aware of the time, or how much has passed. We were fully absorbed. We were at the top of our game. Things seemed effortless. And we were happy.

2018 INSPIRE INNOVATE: Leading Innovation and Change Conference

We were delighted to participate in the New South Wales Department of Education's recent Inspire Integrate Conference at Sydney Olympic Park. This event gives teachers with a passion for ICT the opportunity to learn more about integrating it into their teaching and learning practices.

Keep Calm and Test On: Cultivating Effective Testing Skills

Sharpen those pencils! It’s testing season…again! As much as we teachers don’t like it, testing is here to stay. Let’s be real, testing stresses the teacher out just as much as the students! It’s tough to find the right balance when we prepare for high-stakes testing. There is always “one more thing” to teach. Just like cultivating a garden takes nurturing and attention, so does preparing our students for testing. So, it makes sense to equip our students with effective test-taking skills before testing begins to help everyone make it through the testing season.

'Duh Moments' and Product Design - Getting it Right

When was the last time you got something right the very first time? For me, and I expect most people, it’s an extremely rare event. Often, the simplest of misses can come back to haunt you – or they can be a great source of what I like to call that “duh moment” in product development.

Insights from the National Future Schools Expo

Last week the National Future Schools Expo + Conferences were held at the Melbourne Convention Centre where 4000 educators attended the event over two days.

I Would Walk 4,662 Miles... Why Apply to the SEE Summit?

This blog post was created by SMART Exemplary Educator Ralf Kroefges. Ralf is a German educator who is passionate about teaching, learning, and EdTech. Connect with him on Twitter here. His home in Germany is 4,662 miles, or 7,503 kilometers from where the SEE Summit is held, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day! Today we celebrate and salute women everywhere. To all of the woman teachers inspiring and guiding the next generation, you are incredible. To all of the women working in tech and paving the way for a more balanced tech workforce in the future, keep up the amazing work. 

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