Back to School – Must-Have Downloads from SMART Exchange (Part Two) #edchat #ncedchat #smarttech #edtech #ncedtech

This article originally appeared on the EDCompass Blog.  Click here for the original URL. Shared with permission.

The new school year approaches for many educators in North America and Europe. For some it has already begun – how are those first days going?

I want to help ease you back into the school mindset by making it a little easier to find the best new collaborative applications, widgets and add-ons available for download from the SMART Exchange website.

If you haven’t read the first post in this series, check out Back to School – Part One here.

Today, let’s talk about applications for the SMART Table 442i collaborative learning center because many schools received theirs over the summer.

Do you feel like staff eyes are on you and curious about what you will do with this new hardware in your early education, inclusion or special needs environment? If so, don’t worry – just check SMART Exchange regularly for new content and applications to inspire your creativity in the classroom. I’ve also collected a few additional tips below.

New SMART Table applications

Did you know there are over 1,000 SMART Table activities available for download from SMART Exchange? The two latest additions are free applications – Scrapbook and Symphony.

Scrapbook enables digital scrapbook creation by writing, drawing and inserting images. Yes – collaborative content creation is now possible directly on SMART Table with this new application! A great new application for any project-based exploration.

Symphony enables up to four students to play instruments on the table and record a musical composition collaboratively. Up to eight students are ready to learn while creating music.

Search for Scrapbook or Symphony directly from the SMART Exchange interface on SMART Table. You can download the application directly over school Wi-Fi – no USB key necessary.

More tips

  1. In addition to Scrapbook and Symphony, remember you can download the SMART Table Toolkit forWindows and Mac to easily create your own personalized SMART Table activities.
  2. Also be sure to check out the free training resources, join the training community on SMART Exchange and Heather’s Digital Dashboard to learn new tips and grow your PLN.
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