Interactive Touch Screens

  1. SMART Tool Explorer Technology – Bridging the gap between physical and digital world

    In a previous post about the various SMART Board interactive flat panel series, we brushed on the addition of ToolSense technology on the 6000S series.

    ToolSense, which is now known as Tool Explorer technology enables users to use real world objects to annotate or interact with the digital content on screen in instinctive yet new ways, capturing and keeping the interest of pupils to ensure they remain engaged in lessons.




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  2. What is the difference between the various Smart Board interactive flat panel series for education?

    Most people working in education will be familiar with interactive technology.
    Almost 30 years ago, interactive whiteboards started to replace traditional whiteboards and blackboards in schools and the most commonly found manufacturer of interactive whiteboards in the UK was SMART with their Smart Boards.
    Today, interactive whiteboards are gradually being replaced with interactive flat panels and SMART continue to be a very popular choice thanks to their range of touch screen displays.

    The current range of SMART Board interactive flat panels for education includes the MX series, the 6000 series and the new 6000S and 7000R

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  3. SMART Learning Suite Licence – Is it necessary?

    With the SMART Board interactive whiteboards being the most popular range of interactive whiteboards in the UK for many years, many users across the country, in particular in the education sector, will be familiar with the SMART Notebook software.

    SMART Notebook

    SMART Notebook enables educators to create, edit and deliver interactive lessons from their own resources or using the free interactive lessons created by other teachers and available on the SMART Exchange website.

    Many teachers will have created countless lessons on the software and are very familiar with it, so now that interactive whiteboards are gradually being replaced with interactive flat panels, some may be anxious at the idea

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  4. Social distancing and image size

    While measures designed to slow down the spread of coronavirus are starting to ease a little, social distancing is likely to be needed for some time yet to try and prevent further peaks.
    But how practical is it in the workplace and in schools? Now, more than ever, display size matters.

    Schools and classrooms

    According to the current guidance, classrooms will need to be rearranged to allow pupils to remain 2 meters apart and classes should have no more than 15 pupils.
    To implement these measures, schools will need to use all the space available and many pupils may have to sit further away from the front of the classroom or to the sides.

    With pupils further back or on the sides, how do we ensure they can still clearly see

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